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Paneer Peas Pulav

Ingredients:
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese Chunks - 250 gms
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Cashews - 4
Coriander/Dhania Seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel/Saunf  Seeds - 2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cayenne Pepper/Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Cloves/Long/Lavang - 4
Cinnamon/Dalchini - small piece
Biryani Masala or any spice mix - 1/4 tsp
Butter or Oil - about 2 tbsp
Salt

Method:
1. Wash rice 3 - 4 times in water and keep it aside.
2. Grind fennel and coriander seeds to a coarse powder.
3. Heat 1 - 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker and add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon.  After a minute, add paneer chunks and green peas.  Saute for about 5 minutes at low flame or till paneer turns golden brown.
4. Add fennel coriander powder, black pepper powder, cayenne pepper, biryani masala and cashews.  Saute for another 2 - 3 minutes.
5. Add washed and drained rice and saute for a couple of minutes.  Add 1 1/2 cup water, salt and pressure cook to one whistle.  Let the pressure in the cooker drop down naturally, (15 - 20 minutes) before opening the lid.
6. Mix Paneer Peas Pulav and serve with raita.

14 comments:

  1. perfect one pot meal Uma. delicious with a bowl of raita at the sides.

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  2. What a tasty looking bowl of rice! Nice recipe!

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  3. nice..paneer is always inviting!

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  4. pulao looks terrific and inviting.

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  5. love the combo dear! luks delicious and yummy!

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  6. love the paneer-peas combo and i have tried it too but in a different way, your version too seems very delicious...

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  7. so loving and delicious pulav dear....

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  8. Feeling hungry on seeing the picture dear!!

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  9. I have bought some paneer yesterday only..will make it for my daughter...she will surely love it..sounds very healthy and tasty....

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  10. Makes me hungry, very tempting..

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  11. Paneer peas pulav looks delicious and tempting. Very nice and healthy food.

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