Paneer & Peas Pulao

Rice being staple food for us, I always looks for simple and quick recipes that can go into lunch boxes and also perfect for dinner and lunch. I can say that today's recipe is a perfect 1 pot meal for all age groups. Paneer Peas Pulao is a quick and delicious dish made with simple and basic flavors.  Accomplished by simple raita makes it a perfect meal for lunch or dinner. Spices can be added according to your taste. 

Paneer & Peas Pulao goes to week 4 day 1 of blogging marathon 109 under the theme " Rice Dishes ".


Paneer cubes 1 cup
Green Peas 1 cup
Basmathi rice 2 cups
Onion 1 medium sliced
Green chili 2 slit
Tomato 1 medium chopped

Cinnamon stick 1 inch 
Cardamom 2
Cloves 4
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Chili powder 1 tbsp
Garam masala 1/2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped mint 1/4 cup
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Oil 3 tbsp


Wash and soak basmathi rice for 30 minutes.
In a presser cooker heat oil and add all whole spices.
Saute for a seconds and add sliced onions and slit green chili.
Once the onions turn slight pink color add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell disappears.
Now add chopped tomato and all the spice powders except salt.
Cook till tomatoes turn soft.
Now add fresh or frozen green peas and paneer cubes.
Mix well and add soaked rice with out water ( save the water for later use )
Add salt to taste and mix thoroughly, cook for 2 minutes on medium flame.
Now add chopped mint, coriander and 4 cups water (use the water that we saved from soaking rice )
Give it a stir, adjust salt to taste and presser cook for 3 whistles.
Let the presser completely release before you open the lid.
Serve hot as it is or with raita.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 109.


vaishali sabnani said...

Paneer and peas added to the rice will make it a wonderful one pot dish , where you actually do not need anything on the side . Your plate looks wonderful and delicious .

Rafeeda AR said...

What a flavorful pulao that looks like! I love such plates for lunch and you don't need much to go along with it, except some achaar and maybe raita... looks really delicious...

Pavani said...

I love the combination of paneer and peas. Your idea to use that to make this rice sounds absolutely delicious. Will have to try this for my family.

Srivalli said...

I love this combination and can have it for any meal!

Narmadha said...

I love pulao and biryani with anything and this looks like a double treat for me. looks so delicious