Fried paneer cubes- 1 pack
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)
oil- 2 tbsp
butter - 2 tbsp
bayleaves- a few
cinnamon- 1 stick
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.