Paneer Pulao Recipe


simple and perfect lunch box or dinner recipe prepared with grated paneer / cottage cheese, paneer cubes, long grain rice and other vegetables. This pulao recipe can be either served with choice of raita or salad, but can also be consumed with dal recipes.

Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ML)

To cook rice:

1 cup basmati rice
4 cups water
1 bay leaf / tej patta
½ tsp salt
1 tsp oil

For paneer pulao:

1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
8 cubes paneer / cottage cheese
1 tsp cumin / jeera
1 inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
5 cloves / lavang
10 black pepper / kali mirch
1 medium sized onion thinly sliced
1 inch ginger finely chopped
1-2 clove garlic finely chopped
1 green chilli slit
1 medium sized tomato finely chopped
¼ cup peas / matar
1 carrot finely chopped
¾ tsp kashmiri red chili powder / lal mirch powder
½ tsp garam masala powder
salt to taste
¼ cup paneer / cottage cheese crumbled
2 tbsp coriander leaf finely chopped


firstly, in a large pan heat ghee and saute paneer till they turn golden brown. keep aside.
in the same, pan add cumin, cinnamon stick, cloves and black pepper.
saute them on low flame till they tun aromatic.
further add thinly sliced onions, ginger, garlic and green chilli.
now add tomato and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
add carrot and peas. saute well.
furthermore, add red chili powder, garam masala powder and salt. saute.
now add crumbled paneer and mix well.
also add cooked rice and mix gently.
place the fried paneer on the prepared pulao cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
also garnish with fried paneer pieces, coriander and crumbled paneer.
finally, serve paneer pulao with onion tomato raita.