Tuesday, April 22

Paneer Rice

Sorry folks! I was not able to post anything for almost a month as I was a bit busy with a few other things... Here is a simple recipe of paneer rice which I hope you would love to try.


Fried paneer cubes- 1 pack
curd-3/4 cup
Basmathi rice-2 1/2 cups
turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
chilli powder- 11/2 tsp or acc to taste
coriander powder- 2 tsp
kasoori methi- 1tsp
ginger garlic paste- 1 to 1 1/2 tsp
garam masala- 1/4 tsp
Onions- 2 medium, sliced
coriander leaves- a few chopped finely
mint leaves- a few chopped finely
salt to taste
yellow/orange food color- a pinch(optional)

For seasoning

oil- 2 tbsp
butter - 2 tbsp
bayleaves- a few
cinnamon- 1 stick
cloves- 2
cardomom- 1
star anise-2
saunf-1/4 tsp


Soak the basmathi rice in water for 10 minutes.
In a bowl add curd , chilli powder, turmeric powder, corainder powder, kasoori methi, ginger garlic paste, salt and garam masala powder. whisk well , add the paneer pieces to it and keep aside for 2 hours.
Drain the water from the rice add 2 tsp of oil and microwave it for 2 - 3 minutes.
Heat butter + remaining oil in a pan and add cinnamon, cloves, cardomom, star anise, saunf,bayleaves and sliced onions. Fry for a some time till the onions turn transparent and then add the paneer with the curd. Fry for a couple of minutes in medium flame till the oil seperates and then add the chopped coriander and mint leaves. remove from fire.
Add rice and water in the ricecooker in the ratio of 1: 1 3/4 and add the prepared paneer masala to it. cook till done, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with raita.


You can deepfry onions and cashews till golden brown and garnish on top.


Richa said...

i was wondering where u had disappeared?
good to see ya back! paneer in any form is well liked by me, this dish looks so good :)

easycrafts said...

Mouth watering dish

Kalai said...

So good to see you back, Prema!! Love this rice dish. I love paneer! :)

Jamie said...

This looks really good. I kept checking often to see if you had a new post up, as I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the recipe!

Cham said...

Did this post appear in TOI, how did i miss ur post? Lovely paneer rice looks yummy, rich and delicious...:) Got ur feed now so i cannot miss anything, good 2 see u with some other posts...

Uma said...

good to see you back! paneer rice looks delicious. hope for many more yummy recipes from your kitchen.

ANJALI J. said...

Thanks Prema, just loved ur paneer rice..I have paneer at home, should try it sometime.

Revathi said...

sent them an email- lets see.

Sagari said...

paneer rice looks sooooo good prema

Jayashree said...

Anything paneer is always delicious...and this is no exception.

kamala said...

Paneer rice looks soooo good.I have visited ur blog before but commenting for the first time.My husband is from Virudhunagar and I am from Sivakasi.Glad to know abt u

Sandeepa said...

Looks delish, i have never added kasoori methi in a pulao, should add great flavor

ANJALI J. said...

Thnks for ur compliment prema.

Aartee said...

i love panner and this is seems like a perfect dish i want to eat right away! it looks so yum, it is making hungry already!Great recipe

Shri said...

My husband is such a lover of paneer.I have to do this to surprise him.Thanks for sharing this prema.I have a gift for you in my blog,hope you would love it.

ramesh said...

looks yummy. shl try and get back to you. trying for the first time (paneer rice). wish me good luck. got to impress my better half and daughter. shami