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Paneer Pulao

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Ingredients

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Paneer Marinade
200 g paneer/cottage cheese
1/2 cup curd
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 green chilies - chopped
2 tbsp coriander leaves - chopped
1 tbsp mint leaves – chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp biryani/garam masala
1 tsp coriander powder
Rice
1 cup basmati rice
1/2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp ghee
1 large onion - thinly sliced
1 tejpatta
1 cinnamon piece
2-3 cloves
2-3 green cardamoms
1 pinch of saffron – soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk
1 tbsp coriander leaves - chopped
1-1.25 cups water
Garnish
grated paneer
fried onions
coriander – chopped

Nutritional information

753 kcal
calories
75.26 g
carbohydrates
52.78 g
protein
42.69 g
fat
1934 mg
sodium
35 mg
cholesterol

Paneer Pulao

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • Paneer Marinade

  • Rice

  • Garnish

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If you love vegetable pulao, paneer pulao is just another variation you will instantly like eating. This cheesy delicious pulao is probably one of the more filling variations on pulao. Paneer is a delicious ingredient liked by both kids and adults alike. Make this easy-to-make one pot paneer pulao and make the inhabitants of your house happy! Paneer pulao is great enough to serve as a stand-alone dish for an entire meal.

Health Benefits

The superstar main ingredient in this paneer pulao is none other than the paneer itself. Paneer is what you want to eat when you’re looking for a meat free protein source. It has just as many health benefits as protein combined with certain vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, and vitamin B complex. Eating paneer can also help prevent the development of breast cancer due to the high calcium and vitamin D content.

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How to make Paneer Pulao

Paneer Marinade

  • Whisk the curd in a bowl till it turns smooth.
  • Add the herbs, salt, and spices.
  • Mix well.
  • Gently stir in the paneer cubes making sure not to break them.
  • Cover the bowl and set aside for 30 minutes to marinate.

Preparing the Rice

  • Rinse and soak the rice for 30 mins.
    • Drain water from the rice.
  • Evenly coat the rice grains with ghee and salt.
  • Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker.
    • Add thecinnamon,cloves,cardamom and tejpatta.
    • Stir well and add in the sliced onions.
    • Sauté the onions on a low-medium flame till the onions turn golden brown.
  • Remove the cooker from the heat.
  • Separate half of the fried onions on a plate.

Layer the Biriyani

  • Layer the whole of the marinated paneer using a spoon.
  • Layer the paneer marinade over the rice.
  • Layer the fried onions over the rice reserving a tbsp for garnish.
  • Layer the saffron milk and coriander leaves over the top.
  • Pourthe water down the sides of the pressure cooker.
  • Cook for 3 whistles.
  • Open the cooker once the pressure settles down and garnish.

Trivia

Paneer is fresh cheese.

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