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Green Peas and Paneer Pulao
By : Dhivya Karthik
Category : Pulao, Paneer, Rice, Green peas
Servings : 4
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
Rating :
  1. Soak rice in water for few minutes.
  2. It is not necessary but it helps the grains to separate while cooking and prevents it getting mushy.
  3. In a skillet, add 1 tbsp oil, spread it around the pan and fry the paneer lightly.
  4. Turn when browned.
  5. Once done, drop the paneer in a bowl of cold water to make them soft.
  6. Remove and set aside.
  7. Meanwhile in a skillet, add 1/2 tsp oil, saute cumin, chillies, bay leaf, cardamom, cloves, onions and garlic with some salt until onions get soft.
  8. Add the drained rice and saute until the rice gets translucent.
  9. Add 2 cups water, close the lid and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  10. When the rice is cooked, add the paneer, peas and cashews and toss them altogether.
  11. Just before serving add cilantro and mint – give it a toss and serve hot.
  12. Any spicy side dish would work very well with this rice.


1 cup - basmati, pre soaked for at least 20 min
1 - onion,chopped
2 to 3 - garlic cloves, minced
1 cup - peas, boiled or frozen
1 to 2 - green chillies, sliced
1 cup - cubed paneer ( + or – depending on your taste)
1/4 cup - cashews, dry roasted (in oven or skillet)
1 - bay leaf
1 tsp - cumin
3 to 4 - cloves whole
2 to 3 - green cardamom, slightly crushed
salt to taste
a few sprigs of cilantro and mint for garnish
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