Thursday, November 15, 2012

Paneer and Peas Pulav


Basmati Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Paneer - 200 gms
Fresh Green Peas - 1 cup
Onions -3
Ghee - 3 tbsps
Oil - 5 tbsps
Bay Leaf - 1
Star Anise - 2
Mace - 1
Pulav Masala - 2tbsps
Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste

For Garnishing:

Onions - 2
Coriander Leaves, chopped


  1. Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.
  2. For garnishing, slice onions vertically.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil, and saute onion slices until golden brown. Keep aside.
  4. Now, heat ghee, add bay leaf pieces, start anise and mace. Saute for a 10 seconds.
  5. Drain out water from rice completely.
  6. Add rice to the ghee. Add turmeric powder and salt. Saute until all the moisture from the rice evaporates.
  7. Cook rice with water such that the grains are still separate.
  8. Spread the cooked rice in a broad vessel/plate. Let it cool down.
  9. Meanwhile, chop 3 onions.
  10. Heat remaining oil in a pan, add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute until onions turn translucent.
  11. Add paneer cubes and saute until they are soft.
  12. Add pulav masala and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  13. Now add fresh green peas and mix well.
  14. Add cooked rice. Mix well.
  15. Garnish with browned onion slices and coriander leaves.
  16. Serve hot with raita.


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