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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Paneer Pulao (cottage cheese pulao)

Basmati rice 1 1/2 cup
Panner A big block
Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp
Corn flour 2 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp + oil for deep frying
Cinnamon powder 2 tsp
Green cardamoms 4
Black cardamoms 2
Cloves 4
Bay leaves 4
Onions sliced 3 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 3 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Milk 4 tbsp
Juice of half of lemon
1.Soak rice in water for 30 minutes.
2.Mash panner.Add salt,red chilli powder and cornflour.Mix well and make small balls of the mixture.Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the panner balls to a light brown colour.Remove and keep aside.
3.Heat oil in a pan.Add the whole spices and saute till they crackle.Add sliced onions and stir fry in golden brown.Add ginger garlic paste dissolved in water.
4.Add salt,juice of half lemon and sufficient water.
5.When water starts boiling add rice and cook on a medium heat,stirring occasionally.
6.When the water is reduced to the level of the rice,sprinkle milk on the top.Cover with wet cloth and cook on a low heat until the rice is well cooked.
7.Remove from heat and serve hot,garnished with fried cottage cheese balls.
PS:-Quantity of water depends on the rice,i took 1 1/2 cup water for 1 cup of rice.
Recipe source:- Curries & Rice


  1. Nice idea of making paneer balls sarith those balls loks so cute and delicious paneer pulao recipe yum.

  2. i love the idea of adding paneer in this form..looks yumm..

  3. hey varunavi,
    This looks absolutely delicious, never tried pulav this way....thanks, I love paneer so it's bookmarked dear :)

  4. Wow , iam drooling..new to me..LOoks superb!!

  5. Lovely presenations Varunavi...the paneer balls on top of the rice looks so delicious :)

  6. Nice way to use paneer....very cute rice

  7. Wow am just drooling over the rice rite now...Such a gorgeous dish..

  8. Beautiful and delicous.
    I have neve rmade pulao with paneer, sure goingto try once.

  9. superb and creative dish...i love paneer

  10. Love paneer in anything...that kofta's in th epulav look more appetizing dear

  11. that looks yum and tempting :)

  12. Very creative. Just drooling over the rice, looks yummy.

  13. Wow.....that's an drool worthy recipe...simple and delightful....

  14. Tempting pic... I love this pulao very much

  15. Love the cute paneer balls in the pulao..my kids would love this!

  16. This dish looks really inviting and sounds yummy!

  17. Looks very delicious, can have it now.

  18. hai varunaviiiii....this looks amazing...and wonderful presentation...healthy recipe.. :)


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