Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Special Paneer Pulao / Cottage Cheese Pilaf

I was looking for different flavored pulao and came across a sanjeev kapoors mushroom paneer pulao. It sounded very interesting as it didnt any khada masala. The key ingredient is crushed coriander seeds and kasuri methi. I skipped the mushrooms as it wasnt available.

One addition I gave to this dish was adding shah jeera.With the blend of all these spices with a soft undertone of paneer makes the rice very flavorful.You can feel it in every bite.


  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn
  • 3/4 cup diced paneer cubes
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp shahi jeera
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 green chilli
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste

Soak rice with 2 cups water for one hr. Then discard the water completely and keep aside

Crush the coriander seeds and keep aside

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add shah jeera once it splutter add sliced onions, garlic and saute till onions become translucent.

Now add chilli powder, turmeric, crushed coriander seeds and fry till oil begins to saturate

Add green peas,sweet corn and mix nicely. Add kasuri methi and mix once again

Add the drained rice to above and mix nicely, add 2 cups water and pressure cook for 3 whistles, then switch it off. In the meantime in a pan add 1 tsp oil and fry the paneer carefully. Turn the cubes on each side for it to turn golden brown.

Once cooker cools open and mix the rice properly for all the flavor to incorporate. Add the paneer cubes and again mix softly.

Serve immediately


Priya R said...

delicious post and looks yum

Cook like Priya

PT said...

full of flavors..

Vimitha Anand said...

Would love to have that bowl... Flavorful bowl

kitchen queen said...

yum yum delicious and inviting pulao.

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious Pulao Satya, that to with paneer.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Wow!!! delicious!!! you are making me hungry!!!!
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Az said...

Yummy and healthy!

Beena.stephy said...

Looks delicious

radha said...

Looks delicious!

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VineelaSiva said...

The rice is very inviting dear.

Arti said...

I can smell all the flavors wafting in here! Delicious version of the pulav Satya, I especially loved the tone of the paneer that you have thrown in, makes the dish all the more delectable :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

Delicious yummy rice the paneer pieces make it look so inviting. So flavourful too.

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Daksha said...

Loos so yumm and healthy too...

Priya said...

Can smell the flavours in this irresistible pulao,inviting.

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Julie said...

healthy & delicious pulao..yummy!!
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