Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Paneer Pulao | Easy Pulao Recipes | Indian Pulao Recipes | North Indian Recipes | Easy One Pot Meals

how to make paneer pulao

Though I am a Paneer lover, I have not posted much paneer recipes. This Paneer Pulao, I did long before and was in my draft. Paneer without any veggie also tastes great either in pulao or in any gravy when added. This is one such easy one pot meal, which can be prepared in a jiffy, if the paneer is readily available and tastes great.  You can try different paneer recipes here and have given some pulao recipes to try from my blog. 

paneer pulao

How to make Paneer Pulao

Preparation time: 10 min | Cook Time: 18 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Basmathi rice - 2 cups
Paneer cubes - 1 cup
Green Peas - 1/4 cup (optional)
Onion - 1 (chopped nicely)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 2 (slit into half - lengthwise)
Cumin seeds - 1/5 tsp
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon stick - 1
Cardomom - 1
Bay leaf - 1
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup (optional)
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup (optional)
Water - 3 cups
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cashews - few (optional)
Coriander leaves for garnishing

1. Wash and Soak rice for 20 mts. While the rice is soaking, you can start preparing the following. In a Pressure cooker, add oil and fry all the spices mentioned above.

2. Add the onion and ginger garlic paste and fry till golden brown. Add in the green chillies too. Add coriander leaves and salt and saute well. (At this stage you can add the mint leaves too).

3. Add in the peas and fry for a min. Add the paneer cubes now and fry for a min again. (if you want, you can fry the paneer cubes separately in ghee and add now). 

4. Add the water and when it starts boiling, add the soaked rice. 

5. Close the lid and simmer for 10 mts. (cook in low flame) After 10 min, switch off the stove and when the pressure goes off, remove the weight and mix the pulao gently taking care not to break the rice. Add the ghee at this stage and close the cooker lid for 3 min.

6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve the hot Paneer Pulao with Soya chunks masala.

Easy Paneer Pulao

Tasty and Easy Paneer Pulao is ready... 


Friday, February 27, 2015

Muttai Kuzhambu | Egg Poached Curry | How to make Muttai Kuruma | Easy Indian Egg Recipes | Sunday Special Recipes

muttai kulambu

Many people do this Muttai Kuzhambu in various ways. But rather than adding hard boiled eggs to the Kuzhambu I like to break the egg and add it. I feel I love the taste more when info like this... You can see my egg kurma post, for adding hard boiled eggs. Let's see how we can do the egg poached curry. 

Below are some Egg Recipes for you to view...

muttai kurma

Muttai Kuzhambu Recipe

Preparation time: 15 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian


I - Spices
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1
Cloves - 6 to 7
Star anise - 1
Bay leaf - 1

II - To grind
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Green chilli - 1
Fennel - 1/4 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1/4 tsp

For Gravy
Eggs - 4
Oil - 2 tbsp
Onion - 2 chopped nicely
Green chillies - 2 chopped nicely
Tomato - 2 chopped nicely
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric masala - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt - as per taste
Water - as needed
Coriander leaves - for garnishing

Muttai Kuzhambu


1. In a kadai, add oil and when hot, Add the ingredients I and fry for a min. Add the opinions and fry till translucent.

2. Add the green chillies and the ginger garlic paste. Fry it till the rawa smell of ginger goes. Addin the tomato and sauté it.

3. Mean while take the ingredients in II to grind and grind to a coarse paste. 

4. To this add half of the sautéed onion tomato mixture. Again grind to a coarse paste and keep ready.

5. To the remaining half of the onion tomato mixture in kadai, add the salt, turmeric and coriander powder. Fry for a min. Now add the ground paste and sauté them for a while.

6. Add required water and allow to boil. Add the kurma powder and bring to boil again.

7. When the Kuzhambu starts boiling ( you can see the bubbles in top), slightly reduce the flame and break one egg and add the to the Kuzhambu. Again change the flame the high.

8. Repeat the process for all the eggs and let the Kuzhambu just cook for another 3 min in medium flame after adding all the eggs. Do not allow to boil for more time as the egg tends to break in to pieces.

9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

muttai kurma

Yummy and tasty Udaitha Muttai Kuzhambu is ready.

1. Never drop the eggs, while the flame is in high, as the bubbles may splash at your hand. Always change to low flame and add the egg and immediately change to high flame.
2. As I said earlier after adding all the eggs do not cook for long time, as eggs break to small pieces. 
3. If you don't like adding eggs directly, you can boil the eggs, make a slit and add the eggs to the Kuzhambu. 

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