Pudina Paneer Pulao(Mint and home made chenna Pulao) | How to make Pudina Paneer Pulao(Mint and home made chenna Pulao)

By sapna dhyani devrani  |  29th Jan 2016  |  
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Pudina Paneer Pulao(Mint and home made chenna Pulao)by sapna dhyani devrani
  • Prep Time

    5

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  • Cook Time

    25

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  • Serves

    4

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About Pudina Paneer Pulao(Mint and home made chenna Pulao) Recipe

My husband and I are big-time rice eaters. So, Pulao is a favourite in my home. Whenever there is surplus milk in the house, I make paneer or chhena with it and use it in different dishes. Here, It transforms a simple pudina -rice dish into a delicious Pulao! There is plenty of pudina used as there was a lot of supply from my backyard. But for a milder flavour, you can reduce the quantity.

Pudina Paneer Pulao(Mint and home made chenna Pulao)

Ingredients to make Pudina Paneer Pulao(Mint and home made chenna Pulao)

  • 1 and 3/4 cups Basmati rice ( soaked in water for 30 minutes)
  • 1 cup pudina (mint) leaves- chopped finely
  • 1 cup chhena or paneer
  • 3/4 cup curd- whisked
  • 3 onions – sliced
  • 1 bay leaf, 3 green cardamoms, 3 cloves, 2 black cardamoms, 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 inch ginger piece ,3 garlic cloves and 1 green chilly – crushed
  • ghee or oil – 4 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric for colour ( optional )

How to make Pudina Paneer Pulao(Mint and home made chenna Pulao)

  1. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan. Add the bay leaf, cloves, green cardamoms, black cardamoms and peppercorns and let them crackle.
  2. Add the sliced onion and fry till golden brown. To this, add the crushed ginger, garlic and green chilly. Saute for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Add the paneer ( chhena ) and the curd. Cook for 2-3 minutes on a low flame.
  4. Add salt , 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Tip in the drained rice and half of the chopped pudina.
  5. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or till the rice is done.
  6. Sprinkle the rest of the pudina over the pulao and serve hot.

My Tip:

In place of the homemade paneer or Chhena, you can use store bought paneer and crumble it when using.

Reviews for Pudina Paneer Pulao(Mint and home made chenna Pulao) (12)

Ayesha Sayyed2 years ago

I loved it is very very good tasty recipe
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Ivorinii Fernandes3 years ago

I jst tried it it was awesome sapna.
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sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Hey, that's great Ivorinii! Glad you tried it

Sweta Shet3 years ago

that's a very nice dish..made it, liked it!
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sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Thanks Sweta. Am happy you liked it

Sonal Thakkar3 years ago

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sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Thank you Zonal.
sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Thank you Sonal...awesome :)

rajat jangra3 years ago

Amazing
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sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Thank you Rajat

Geetanjali Khire4 years ago

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sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Thank you Geetanjali...awesome :)

Simi Joseph4 years ago

:-)
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sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Thanks Simi..this is awesome :)

Punam Tomar4 years ago

just wow
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sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Wow Punam..thanks :)

Zahera Cyclewala4 years ago

yummy...
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sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Thanks Zahera... that's super :)

Tabassum Ahmad4 years ago

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sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Thanks Tabassum :)

Jyothi Boyanagari4 years ago

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sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Thank you Jyouti :)

Bhumika Pushkar Patel4 years ago

good
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sapna dhyani devrani
2 years ago
Thank you Bhumika ...glad you liked it :)

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