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paneer pulao recipe
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paneer pulao recipe | Easy paneer recipes

paneer pulao recipe, easy to make very mildly spiced pulao with paneer and vegetables. healthy one for toddlers and kids!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1.25 cups panner cut into small cubes
  • 1 large carrot peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 baby corns finely chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies + 1" inch ginger crushed together.
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon ghee


  • Wash,soak for 20 minutes and drain the 1/2 cup basmati rice. Cook with 1 1/4 cup water. Cool thoroughly and fluff the rice.
  • Heat a thick pan and add 2 tablespoons oil. Add cumin seeds and let crackle. Add crushed green chilies and ginger. saute well. Add finely sliced onions and saute well till the color changes.
  • Add a handful of washed methi leaves and saute till it wilts. Add chopped vegetables and mix well. Saute well till the veggies soften a bit.
  • Add salt,pepper powder and mix well.Cook the vegetables for 5-7 minutes. In the mean while heat a tava and add 1 teaspoon ghee. toast the paneer cubes until slight golden from all the sides.Set aside. You can keep the fried paneer cubes in very hot water until use.
  • By now the veggies will be cooked, add the cooked rice and mix very gently.Adjust seasoning.
  • Add the paneer cubes and mix well. Serve paneer pulao hot or pack in tiffin.


1. You can make the whole recipe in pressure cooker. Saute the veggies in a pressure cooker, add raw rice and pressure cooker. Mix the paneer pieces before serving.
2. You can add white pepper powder for even mild flavor.
3. Increase the number of green chilies as per preference.


Calories: 347kcal