Matar Paneer Pulao

Matar Paneer Pulao

Matar Paneer Pulao with step-by-step photo and video recipe.

This is an absolutely delicious recipe that you should totally try. The sweetness of peas, the crisp yet melt in mouth fried paneer cubes with spicy masala rice will make your taste buds happy.

 

Matar Paneer Pulao

 

Matar Paneer Pulao seems overwhelming and time consuming but it’s actually a super quick and easy recipe.

Pulao is a one-pot rice recipe which is prepared in many ways using different vegetables, protein, spices and herbs. This recipe requires a few pantry ingredients.

It is loaded with flavours which makes it a huge hit during get-togethers and parties.

This pulao recipe also makes for a great weekday dinner or even a lunchbox recipe. The addition of matar and paneer to it makes healthier and tastier than any other veg pulao recipe you must have ever tasted.

 

This recipe of Matar Paneer Pulao is –

1. Easy and quick
2. One-Pot Recipe.
3. Loaded with flavours.
4. Healthy and Tasty

 

Other Rice Recipes you may like –

Veg Dum Biryani


Veg Tehri Recipe


Tomato Rice

 

Video Recipe –

 

Pre-Preparation required for Matar Paneer Pulao –

For any rice preparation, always soak rice well in advance.

Thaw the peas if using frozen. Finely chop onion and make tomato puree. Keep all the suggested ingredients ready.

 

Matar Paneer Pulao

 

Matar Paneer Pulao

 

How to make Matar Paneer Pulao at Home –

Heat oil and butter together. Fry paneer on a high flame and set aside.

For masala, heat oil, splutter cumin seeds and add whole spices. Next add sliced onions and cook until slightly fried. Now add finely chopped onion and cook till translucent.

Next add ginger-garlic paste and suggested spices. Cook for a min and add tomato puree. Cook till its nicely done. Add fresh cream and give a good mix.

Now add peas and fried paneer. Give it a mix. Finally add soaked rice and stir gently.

Add water as required. Cover and cook for one whistle on high flame and one on low flame. Open the pressure cooker only when steam is released by itself. Serve hot.

 

Matar Paneer Pulao

 

Things to keep in mind while making Matar Paneer Pulao –

1. Make sure to soak rice beforehand. This will help in cooking rice perfectly yielding long grain.
2. 1 cup of raw rice will yield 2 cups of cooked rice.
3. Cook onion tomato masala well.
4. Do not overcook the rice and open the pressure cooker only when steam is released by itself.
5. Use good quality long grain basmati rice for this recipe.
6. Add 1.5 times of water, double quantity of water at times will turn the rice mushy. It totally depends on the quality of rice you use.
7. Adjust the flavours and spice level as per taste.
8. Do not stir a lot after adding rice else it will break.

 

Step by Step Matar Paneer Pulao Recipe –

 

Soak Rice –

1. In a large bowl add rice and wash it thoroughly 4-5 times or until clear water comes out.

2. Let it soak in enough water for about 10-30 mins.

 

Fry Paneer –

3. Heat oil and butter in a pan.

 

fried paneer rice

 

4. Fry paneer on a high flame until golden brown.

 

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5. Transfer paneer to a bowl, add warm water and let it aside.

 

Prepare Masala –

 

6. Heat oil is a pressure cooker. Splutter cumin seeds.

 

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7. Add bay leaf, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon and cardamom. Give everything a good mix.

 

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8. Next add sliced onions and cook until slightly golden brown.

 

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9. Now add finely chopped onions and cook for 2 mins.

 

10. Also add ginger garlic paste and give it a nice mix.

 

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11. Add in spices like turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, kasuri methi, garam masala powder and salt. Give everything a good mix.

 

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12. Next add tomato puree. Mix well and cook until nicely done.

 

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13. Add in fresh cream and stir in well.

 

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14. Now add peas and paneer (strain water from paneer).

 

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15. Finally add soaked rice (strain water from rice) and mix gently.

 

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16. Add water and mix in gently.

 

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17. Pressure cook for 1 whistle on high flame and 1 whistle on low flame.

 

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18. Open the cooker only when steam is released by itself.

 

19. Serve hot.

 

Matar Paneer Pulao

 

How to serve Matar Paneer Pulao –

Matar pulao with paneer makes for a great dinner. It is a complete meal in itself. Serve it along with kachumber salad, raita and papad.

It also makes for a great side dish with an elaborative meal.

If you are planning an elaborative meal for guests, serve Tandoori Gobhi & Kathal Kebab for starters, Aloo raita, Tandoori Roti and Salad along with Aloo matar ki Tahari to make a complete meal.

 

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Matar Paneer Pulao

Matar Paneer Pulao is one-pot quick weekday dinner recipe. The sweetness of peas, the crisp yet melt in mouth fried paneer cubes with spicy masala rice will make your taste buds happy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Soaking Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Ghee/Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 200 gms Paneer
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Bay leaf, Cinnamon, Cardamom & Coves
  • 1/4th Cup Sliced Onions
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4th Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Cream
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4th Cup Frozen or Boiled Peas
  • 200 gms Fried Paneer
  • 1 Cup Soaked Rice
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1 3/4th Cup Water

Instructions

Soak Rice –

  • In a large bowl add rice and wash it thoroughly 4-5 times or until clear water comes out.
  • Let it soak in enough water for about 10-30 mins.

Fry Paneer –

  • Heat oil and butter in a pan.
  • Fry paneer on a high flame until golden brown.
  • Transfer paneer to a bowl, add warm water and let it aside.

Prepare Masala –

  • Heat oil is a pressure cooker. Splutter cumin seeds.
  • Add bay leaf, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon and cardamom. Give everything a good mix.
  • Next add sliced onions and cook until slightly golden brown.
  • Now add finely chopped onions and cook for 2 mins.
  • Also add ginger garlic paste and give it a nice mix.
  • Add in spices like turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, kasuri methi, garam masala powder and salt. Give everything a good mix.
  • Next add tomato puree. Mix well and cook until nicely done.
  • Add in fresh cream and stir in well.
  • Now add peas and paneer strain water from paneer).
  • Finally add soaked rice (strain water from rice) and mix gently.
  • Add water and mix in gently.
  • Pressure cook for 1 whistle on high flame and 1 whistle on low flame.
  • Open the cooker only when steam is released by itself.
  • Serve hot.

Video

Notes

• Do not overcook the rice.
• Do not stir rice a lot else it will break.
• Open the pressure cooker only when steam is released by itself.
• Adjust spices as per taste.


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