Paneer pulao recipe with easy step by step instructions for your easy understanding and learning.
How to make Paneer Pulao
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Step by step instructions of pulao
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.
Recipe to make Paneer Pulao
- 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
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.
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).
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).
Add the water and when it starts boiling, add the soaked rice.
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.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve the hot Paneer Pulao with Soya chunks masala.
Soaking Basmati Rice for 20 minutes, gives a nice lengthy rice.
*Post first published on March 2nd 2015. Updated with recipe.