Paneer pulao
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Paneer pulao

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Time to cook

50 minutes

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Difficulty

Easy

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Serves

2

A fragrant and flavorful rice dish made with basmati rice, paneer, and aromatic spices.

A fragrant and flavorful rice dish made with basmati rice, paneer, and aromatic spices.

Ingredients

Cumin Seeds

0.25 tsp

Caraway Seeds

0.25 tsp

Fennel Seeds

0.125 tsp

Black Cardamom

1 cardamom

Cardamom

1 Pod

Cloves

1 Clove

Cinnamon

1 pinch

Mace

1 strand

Stone Flower Spice

1 Piece

Basmati Rice

0.75 cup

Paneer

100 gram

Onion Raw

0.5 medium

Frozen Green Peas

2.5 tbsp

Pure Cow Ghee

1 tbsp

Pure Cow Ghee

1 tbsp

Water

1.5 cup

Fresh Ginger

2 slice

Bay Leaf

1 leaf

Lemon Juice

0.5 tsp

Mint Leaves

0.75 tbsp

Salt

1 pinch

Step-by-step instructions to cook

Prep

1

In a small dry grinder, add cumin seeds (jeera), caraway seeds, fennel seeds, black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, mace, and stone flower spice and grind it to a fine powder.

2

Rinse and soak the basmati rice in water for 20-30 minutes, then drain.

3

Slice the onions thinly and chop the mint leaves.

4

Crush ginger, garlic, and green chili into a paste.

Cooking

1

Heat ghee or oil in a pot and add a bay leaf.

2

Add sliced onions and saute until they start to turn golden brown.

3

Add the prepared ginger, garlic, and chili paste and saute until its raw smell disappears.

4

Add chopped mint leaves and the ground pulao masala, stirring for a few seconds.

5

Add green peas, and saute for a bit.

6

Add in the drained rice, sautéing for a minute.

7

Then, add water, lemon juice, and salt. Give it a good mix and cover the pot.

8

On low to medium heat, simmer until rice is fully cooked, adding more water if necessary.

9

As the rice cooks, chop the paneer into cubes. Pan-fry them in ghee on a non-stick or well-seasoned pan until lightly golden, then set aside.

10

Once the rice is tender, turn off the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.

11

Gently mix in the fried paneer cubes, cover, and let it sit for an additional 5 minutes to allow the paneer to soften and absorb flavors.

12

Serve the paneer pulao hot or warm, garnishing with mint leaves and some fried paneer cubes.

Nutrition information

(per serving)

Carbs

Carbs

19.2

Proteins

Proteins

5.9

Fats

Fats

8.0

Fiber

Fiber

0.6

170

kcal

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