Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Paneer Pulav

This would definitely be Kids Favourite... Well I got hold of this recipe from here. This is a very easy one pot meal and a good one for lunch boxes. I served this with a simple raitha and dry salad. Posting this for BM#38 - Gourmet Rice dishes.

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Rice - 1 cup - 125 grams
Paneer - 100 grams - 15 cubes
ginger - 5 grams
garlic - 4 pods
cloves - 3
garam masala - 1/4 tspn
red chilli powder - 1 tspn
mint leaves - few
coriander leaves - few
tomato - 50 grams
onions - 50 grams
Oil - 4 tbspn


  • Grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves, cloves, tomato, ginger and garlic into a smooth paste.
  • Wash the rice and keep aside.
  • Shallow fry the paneer cubes in oil and immerse them in hot water for few minutes. Drain the water and keep aside.
  • Chop the onions into thin slices.
  • In a pressure cooker, add oil and add the sliced onions.
  • Saute till it becomes translucent.
  • Add salt and the ground masala to this.
  • Saute in a medium flame till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add redchilli powder and garam masala.
  • Add the fried paneer cubes and mix well.
  • Add the rice and  water to this and cover the cooker with lid and pressure cook till 2 whistles

Serve with raitha and papads.... Yummy Paneer Pulav is ready!!!


If not frying the paneer just dip them in hot water for 5-10 minutes and drain the water before cooking. This makes the paneer soft.
Adding whole spices can be adjusted according to your own taste. Fennel seeds can be added while grinding the masala.
Even cinnamon,star anise and cardamom can be added in the oil before adding onions.