Saturday, December 11, 2010

Paneer Pulao

Paneer capsicum pulao is one of the tasty dishes that could be done in a jiffy. Neatly cut cubes of paneer, sautéed to golden brown colour and cooked with rice and spices. It makes a good lunch box recipe for kids. Here I am going to share the method of making paneer pulao in pressure cooker. Don’t worry the paneer cubes do not break if pressure cooked hence venture to make this dish without any fear.


2 cups long grained rice (basmati)
1 tbsp oil
2 cups paneer , cut into 25mm. (1”) cubes
1/4 cup chopped capsicum
2 tsp butter
3/4 cup sliced onions
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
2 tsp green chillies
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
a pinch of sugar
1/2 cup fresh curds


Clean, wash and soak the rice in enough water for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
Make a paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies and keep aside.
Melt butter in a pan & shallow fry the paneer until slight golden brown. Drain in the kitchen towels.
Heat the oil in a pressure cooker; add the ground paste, onions and sauté on a medium flame till they turn light brown in colour.
Add capsicum mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
Add the garam masala, salt and sugar and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
Add the curds, rice, paneer and 2½ cups of hot water, mix gently and pressure cook on a high flame for 1 whistle.
Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
Serve hot with tomato sauce or any side dish of your choice.

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