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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Paneer Pulao - Paneer Peas Pulao Recipe

Paneer Pulao
I have tasted paneer pulao couple of times in restaurants which was less spicy with mild flavours, since then I wanted to recreate the version and this one came close to what I expected :)
Paneer Pulao Recipe

Paneer Pulao Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Water - 1.5 cups
Paneer - 1/2 cup cubed
Peas - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 chopped lengthwise
Ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
Green Chillies - 2 chopped finely
Tomato -1 small sized (or) tomato puree - 3 tbsp
Curd - 3 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tsp chopped(optional)
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Bay leaf - a small piece
Cloves - 2
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 8
Hing - a generous pinch

Method:

  1. Presoak basmati rice for 15-20mins, Set aside. Heat oil + ghee, add bayleaf, cloves, greenchillies and ginger garlic paste, fry for 2mins, Add onion fry till golden brown. Then add tomato, saute until mushy and raw smell leaves.
    How to make paneer pulao - Step1
  2. Now add peas, curd and garam masala fry for 2-3mins. Then add rice, give a stir then saute for a minute. Add water and required salt.
    How to make paneer pulao - Step2
  3. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles. Meanwhile toast paneer with little oil till golden brown. Once pressure releases fluff the rice with fork then add the toasted paneer immediately. Stir once and keep closed until serving time.
    How to make paneer pulao - Step3
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.The pulao pairs well with a spicy curry or paneer tikka masala.
Paneer Pulao

My Notes:

  • Adding paneer with the rice to cook makes the paneer rubbery so I use this method of toasting and adding it finally.
  • Make sure to add paneer to the cooked rice immediately once pressure releases so that the flavour is well blended with paneer.
  • You can add green chilli paste instead of green chillies.
  • I added little peas you can skip it and make it just with paneer too.
Paneer Pulao Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

46 comments:

  1. very nice and subtle, Like it:)

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  2. Neat. I trust anything with Paneer :D
    I think I'd like to pair your Paneer Pulao with your Malai Kofta Curry or Methi Matar Malai instead of a Paneer sabji :)

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  3. lovely clicks ... looks soo tasty! :)

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  4. A simple but very delicious dish. Love paneer!

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  5. Very well. Rice grains are tempting... Perfect recipe and pictures Sharmi..

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  6. Love the clicks as usual.. yummy pulav..

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  7. Very perfectly done, looks awesome..

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  8. I usually make peas pulao...will add paneer next time..looks yummy.

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  9. Looks lovely and totally delicious.

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  10. Simple and Yummy one pot meal !! Nice pictures..

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  11. my kind of pulav..its very regular at my place..

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  12. That pulao looks gorgeous! It's Wednesday morning and you are tempting me beyond anything to have this for breakfast!

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  13. very simple pulav..but i can imagine the taste of it..

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  14. perfectly cooked rice.....looks colourful!

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  15. Adding peas is a wonderful idea.. love the mixture of green and white.. yummy rice...

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  16. Very nice clicks. Especially the second picture looks like femina's recipe page picture :)

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  17. Sharmi , paneer pulao looks so colorful.. Perfectly done.. Really better than the restuarant ones ..

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  18. Pulao looks so yummy and delicious...

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  19. Complete one pot meal....simple and delish....

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  20. wow very nice one pot meal. Nice idea of frying the paneer separately.

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  21. very simple,delicious and fragrant rice..perfectly done ..

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  22. love anything with pulao in it..yummm

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  23. Looks very subtle, flavorful and delicious!!! very nice pics!!

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  24. Looks yummy and delicious..nice clicks..

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  25. simple and delicious pulao..yum..

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  26. Please move aside I want the whole dishful.:D

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  27. So yummy..just a perfect one..

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  28. wow,Love the golden colored paneer a lot. awesome clicks.will make it for my kid..

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  29. I actually made something similar for dinner today - but mine was a dump all in the rice cooker and cook version. Love the simple rice recipe!

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  30. Very elegant. It makes me want some right now!

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  31. delicious...add carrot also..garnish with mint leaves too...
    sini

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  32. Tried this dish today.. Came out really well.. The taste was great.. Thank you for the recipe, Sharmi.. :) :)

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  33. it s so good n tasty thanks for the recipe.

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  34. I am little confused being a new comer, please clarify that I have to simply soak raw rice and directly add, or have I to cook rice SEPARATELY and add in the pulao making process.

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    1. No need to cook rice seperately.Soak rice, then add and pressure cook.

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  35. Please tell one more thing..In the first step of heating oil+ghee and bay leaves, it has to be done in the pressure cooker itself??

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  36. looks yummy.......... my life sucks without this food varieties :(

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  37. i hv tried it.... Its yummy.... well done (y)

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  38. I like this. just have a doubt, pulav means we should not add tomato. right?

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    1. No it is not like for pulao we dont use tomato....depends on the recipe.

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