Paneer Pulao - Paneer Peas Pulao Recipe

Paneer Pulao
I have tasted paneer pulao couple of times in restaurants which was less spicy with mild flavours, since then I wanted to recreate the version and this one came close to what I expected :)
Paneer Pulao Recipe

Paneer Pulao Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Water - 1.5 cups
Paneer - 1/2 cup cubed
Peas - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 chopped lengthwise
Ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
Green Chillies - 2 chopped finely
Tomato -1 small sized (or) tomato puree - 3 tbsp
Curd - 3 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tsp chopped(optional)
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Bay leaf - a small piece
Cloves - 2
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 8


  1. Presoak basmati rice for 15-20mins, Set aside. Heat oil + ghee, add bayleaf, cloves, greenchillies and ginger garlic paste, fry for 2mins, Add onion fry till golden brown. Then add tomato, saute until mushy and raw smell leaves.
    How to make paneer pulao - Step1
  2. Now add peas, curd and garam masala fry for 2-3mins. Then add rice, give a stir then saute for a minute. Add water and required salt.
    How to make paneer pulao - Step2
  3. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles. Meanwhile toast paneer with little oil till golden brown. Once pressure releases fluff the rice with fork then add the toasted paneer immediately. Stir once and keep closed until serving time.
    How to make paneer pulao - Step3
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.The pulao pairs well with a spicy curry or paneer tikka masala.
Paneer Pulao

My Notes:

Paneer Pulao Recipe

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