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Paneer Pulao Recipe | Paneer Pulao

What is paneer pulao?

Pulao is an aromatic rice preparation flavored with whole spices and other vegetables etc. Paneer pulao, as the name suggests, is a pulao where in marinated paneer is used to add a lot of flavors and some bite. Other than this, the paneer pulao is flavored with onions, garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Paneer pulao is a rich rice preparation, as the marinated paneer adds a lot of elements to it. Perfectly cooked rice, combined with soft, cushiony and aromatic paneer cubes, make a rice preparation which can easily be the star at any party. Paneer pulao can be served with any raita of choice.

Ingredients for Paneer Pulao Recipe

Rice: Long grain basmati rice works the best for any pulao or biryani recipe. Make sure to use aged rice for the best results.

Paneer: If you are using homemade paneer, make sure that it is firm enough otherwise it might crumble while cooking and that will spoil the preparation.

Spices: The interesting part about this paneer pulao recipe is that red chili powder has not been used. Instead, whole spices and powdered garam masala has been used to make the paneer pulao.

Marinade: The paneer cubes are marinated in garam masala, ginger paste, garlic paste, etc. I have not used any yogurt to marinate the paneer. You can also add in a little yogurt.

Other ingredients: Onions have been used, the same are cooked on a low flame till brown, to give a great taste to the paneer pulao. No other vegetables have been used in this paneer pulao recipe.

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How to serve Paneer Pulao?

Serve it warm with kachumber raita for a weekday lunch.

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Paneer Pulao Recipe

1.This recipe serves 4 persons.

paneer pulao recipe

2.To marinate paneer: Take 200 grams of paneer cubes in a mixing bowl.

paneer pulao recipe

3.In to this add ½ tsp of ginger paste.

paneer pulao recipe

4.Next, add in ½ tsp of garlic paste.

paneer pulao recipe

5.Add 1 tsp garam masala powder.

paneer pulao recipe

6.1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) powder.

paneer pulao recipe

7.Finally add 1 tbsp of roasted gram flour (besan).

paneer pulao recipe

8.Mix everything well.

paneer pulao recipe

9.Cover and leave it for 30 minutes. It can be left longer. If leaving it for long, refrigerate it.

paneer pulao recipe

10.To make paneer pulao: In a pan, heat 3 tbsp of oil.

paneer pulao recipe

11.Cook the paneer on low flame till golden brown from both the sides.

paneer pulao recipe

12.Keep aside for now.

paneer pulao recipe

13.In the same pan, add 1 bay leaf (tej patta).

paneer pulao recipe

14.Add 1 black cardamom (badi elaichi).

paneer pulao recipe

15.Next add 1-inch piece of cinnamon (dal chini).

paneer pulao recipe

16.Next add in 1 star anise (chakra phool).

paneer pulao recipe

17.Also add 3-4 cloves (laung). Cook the spices on low flame till aromatic.

paneer pulao recipe

18.Next add 2 sliced onions.

paneer pulao recipe

19.Cook till the onions brown.

paneer pulao recipe

20.Next add in ½ tsp of ginger paste.

paneer pulao recipe

21.Add ½ tsp garlic paste.

paneer pulao recipe

22.Add 1 slit green chili. Cook for a couple of minutes.

paneer pulao recipe

23.Next add in 2 cups of water.

paneer pulao recipe

24.Add in salt to taste.

paneer pulao recipe

25.Cover and let it come to a boil.

paneer pulao recipe

26.Add 1 cups of soaked rice. Cover and cook till it comes to a boil.

paneer pulao recipe

27.Reduce the flame to low. Cook till rice is almost cooked and water is almost absorbed.

paneer pulao recipe

28.At this stage add in the paneer.

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29.Mix gently.

paneer pulao recipe

30.Cook and cook on low flame till the rice are fully cooked and the water is absolutely absorbed.

paneer pulao recipe

31.Switch off the flame and leave the pulao covered for 10 minutes.

paneer pulao recipe

32.Finally puff it up.

paneer pulao recipe

33.Serve hot. Bon appetite!

paneer pulao recipe

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