Monday, November 8, 2010

Paneer Pulav

Necessity is the mother of invention is what I can say about this recipe!

Preparing a complete vegetarian dinner is a tricky one, as we have to sneak protein in some form in almost all the dishes to make them attractive and delicious. Generally I won't coin or try newer recipes for guests. But that particular week was so busy for hubby and he could not take me out for a grocery shopping while I had a party on Friday:) So when all my plans for a vegetable biryani with fresh vegetables were collapsed, I had to find an alternative:)

This paneer pulav is a medley of Shahi pulao and ghee rice. Along with this paneer pilaf I made a vegetable kuruma, fried arbi, Malaysian parotta, raitha, bakalava and gulab jamun as per plan and it was quite a successful one. Try this and enjoy!

Paneer pulav served with raitha and arbi fry.

Ingredients:
Basmati rice - 2 cup
(1/2 cup for 1 person)
paneer - 100 gm
Ghee - 2 tbsp
oil - 2 tbsp
bay leaf - 2
cinnamon - 2 inch
cashew, raisin - each 20
garam masala powder - 1 tbsp
lemon juice - 1/4 fruit
sugar - 1 tbsp
onion - 1 (big)
shahi jeera - 1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
mint, cilantro - handful
saffron - 5 threads

Method:
Cook the rice with lot of water, 2 tsp salt to a stiff finish. Drain water and keep the lid open.

Heat oil and ghee in a wok. Fry the paneer cubes to get a golden hue and take out.

Now add the bay leaves, cashew, raisin, cinnamon, shahi jeera.Add the thinly sliced onion and fry it a little. Then add the sugar and let it caramelize. Put the ginger garlic paste and stir well. Now add the chopped mint, cilantro, fried paneer, little salt, lemon juice and switch off.

Gently mix the cooked rice. Dissolve the saffron in few spoons of warm milk and sprinkle over the pulav. Serve hot.

Paneer pulav is ready!

Not:
We can microwave / directly heat the pulav before serving.
Vary the paneer quantity, so that every one gets at least 5 pieces.

26 comments:

Sathya Sankar said...

Pulao looks delicious !

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious pulao..love this rice,me too tried this rice,but this looks absolutely delicious.

Malar said...

It is totally different and looks yummy..

Swathi said...

Paneer pulav looks delicious Viki. I love comfort food always.

Mangala Bhat said...

looks delicious!

புவனேஸ்வரி ராமநாதன் said...

Pulav looks superb.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Paneer Pulao looks wonderful and tasty.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

pulav looks yum!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Pulao luks very rice and delicious...nice click.

சிநேகிதி said...

looks delicious paneer pulav

Kurinji said...

looks yummy...

Priya said...

Such a delicious pulao, makes me hungry..

Rachana said...

Pulau looks delicious!

Pavithra said...

Hey i am seeing u after long time I guess.. the pulao looks absolutely tempting.

Pavithra Srihari said...

thats incredibly awesome !!!

Sayantani said...

awesome pulao Viki. love it.

San said...

Inviting pulav dear .It is very rich as well .

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Panchpakwan said...

Paneer Pulao looks delicious..

sanjeeta kk said...

Simple and good rice recipe.

Ramya said...

Pulav looks delish!!

Divya Vikram said...

That is an awesome menu. Pulao looks yummy.

indianspicemagic said...

wounderful pulav.....Very yummy

Sayantani said...

sorry to hear that Viki. I pray to God to give you courage to face this hard time. take care dear and you are right....blogging is a great way to de-stress.
this paneer pulav looks awesome.

sathya said...

kalakkureenga viki...good effort...

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Lovely way of using up Panner with Rice...
Caramelising sounds interesting for Paneer Pulav

Hari Chandana said...

Pulao looks absolutely yummy and perfect.. thanks for sharing !!