Paneer Peas Pulav

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

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.


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

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

  3. pulao looks terrific and inviting.

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

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

  6. so loving and delicious pulav dear....

  7. Feeling hungry on seeing the picture dear!!

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

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


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