This pulao is similar to my peas pulao except with the addition of paneer . It is very mildly spiced and is very tasty. It hardly takes 10 minutes to prepare this pulao.Those who do not have much time to spend in the kitchen, here is a satisfying and tasty dinner idea for you . It is a perfect lunch box recipe and even bachelors can prepare this as it is very simple and does not involve any elaborate process. I love both peas and paneer, so this paneer pulao is one of my favorites. I used homemade paneer but you can use store bought paneer also.
Basmati rice -1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Onion - 2
Green chillies - 2
Whole Garam Masala -(Cloves -2, Cardamom-1,Cinnamon-1 inch piece)
Peas - 1/2 cup
Paneer cubes - 15-20 small cubes
Mint leaves -handful
Coriander leaves - handful
Ginger-garlic paste -1 tsp
(or grind 1 inch ginger and 2-3 garlic cloves)
Lemon juice -1 tbsp
Oil- 1 1/2 tbsp
Salt as required
Wash and soak basmati rice for 20 minutes. Drain and keep it aside
Shallow fry panner cubes in oil till golden brown. Put them in warm water with a little salt for 5 minutes. Drain and keep it aside.
Chop onions finely,slit green chillies.
Heat oil , add whole garam masala, then add finely chopped onions, green chilli and saute till onions turn transparent .
Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for some more time.
Add peas, coriander leaves, mint leaves, rice and saute for a few more seconds.
Add 2 cups of boiling water, lemon juice, salt required and pressure cook rice for 3 whistles.
Then add fried paneer cubes to the cooked rice, mix well and serve with raita or any gravy or just potato chips.
If you have not tried my peas pulao recipe or vegetable pulao, then do not miss those recipes. It is so simple yet so satisfying dish!
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