Paneer Pulao Recipe

Paneer Pulao Recipe

Green Peas paneer pulao

Veg Paneer Pulao

Paneer Biryani Recipe

Preparation time : 50 to 60 minutes

Ingredients to prepare Paneer Pulao Recipe :

For pulao:
Basmati rice or pulao rice 3 cups
Paneer /cottage cheese 500 grams
Onion 2 medium to large
Green peas 1 cup
Mint leaves 4 table spoons
Ginger 1 inch
Garlic cloves 4 to 5
Green chilli 2
Bay leaf / indian tej patta 2
Ghee or oil (for the pulao) 4 table spoons
Ghee or oil (frying the paneer) 5 tea spoons
Water 6 cups
Lemon juice 2 tea spoons
Salt as required
For the pulao masala:
Cinnamon / dalchini 11/2 inch
Jeera 1 tea spoon
Shah jeera 1 tea spoon
Mace/javitri 1 single strand
Elaichi 5 to 6
Cloves 4
Fennel seeds / saunf 1/2 tea spoon
Rock flower a small piece

Paneer pulao preparation method :

Paneer Pulao Recipe
Paneer Pulao Recipe

Making the pulao masala:

Grind all the above mentioned Pulao masala ingredients in a small jar in the mixer grinder to a fine powder.


Preparing paneer pulao:

Wash and soak the basmati rice in for about 30 minutes.

Cut onions into thin slices and chop the mint leaves. Crush the ginger, garlic and green chilli to a paste in a mortar-pestle.

Chop the paneer /cottage cheese into cubes and fry them in the ghee till light golden colour and keep aside.

Heat ghee in a pot or a pan and add the bay leaf then add the thinly sliced onions and saute till the onions start to turn golden brown.

Add the ginger, garlic and green chilli paste, saute and add the mint leaves and the ground pulao masala and fry. Then add green peas and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Now drain the water from rice and add and saute for a minute. Add water, lemon juice, salt and stir well.

Cover the pan tightly with a lid and on a low to medium flame,cook till the rice grains are cooked. (if the required you can add some more water).

Once the rice is cooked, then add the pan fried paneer cubes  or cottage cheese and mix gently with the rice.

Cover the pan and allow the paneer to be in the rice for 5 minutes. This makes the paneer soft and it also absorbs the aroma of the pulao.

Remove from flame and garnish with mint leaves and fried paneer.

Now the Paneer pulao recipe is ready to serve

Serve with raita or dal fry or dal tadka.