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Paneer pulav

Jaya Rajesh
30 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Paneer pulav RECIPE

Paneer/Indian cottage cheese is one of my favourites and so I try to make incorporate it in my meals in different ways.Adding paneer to any dish takes it to a new level. So today am sharing with you an extremely simple and equally tasty paneer pulav recipe. Hope you all enjoy it.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Punjabi
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. 2cups basmati rice washed and soaked in lukewarm water for 30 mins.
  2. 2 cups of water.
  3. 125 grams fresh paneer diced in small pieces.
  4. 2 tbsp butter and a tbsp oil.
  5. 1 medium sized onion finely sliced.
  6. A tsp of ginger garlic paste.
  7. A pinch each of garam masala, coriander powder and black pepper powder.
  8. 1 cardamom
  9. 1 small piece of cinnamon.
  10. 1 petal of star anise.
  11. Juice of half lemon
  12. Few nuts and raisins fried in clarified butter.
  13. Salt according to taste.
  14. Few finely chopped coriander and mint leaves.


  1. Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a cooker and add in cardamom, cinnamon, and star anise. Let it splutter. Then add in pre-soaked rice in it and fry it for a minute.
  2. Once the rice turns translucent add in little salt,2 cups of water and lemon juice. Let it come to a boil.
  3. After it starts to boil cover it with lid and let it simmer for 9-10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat after the specified time and let cool for fie minutes. After five mins open the cooker fluff it up.
  5. In a heavy bottom pan heat butter and oil and add in sliced onion and saute it till they turn pink.
  6. Then add in ginger garlic paste and again saute it. Next add in pinch each of coriander,garam masala, and pepper powder.
  7. Once the onions are light brown add in diced paneer and saute it too. Once the paneer is light golden in color add in the cooked rice and combine it with the paneer.
  8. Add in fried nuts and garnish with chopped coriander and mint leaves serve hot.

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Evelyn Shilpa
Evelyn Shilpa   Nov-25-2016

wow..so yummy!

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