Sunday, 9 March 2014

Spicy Paneer Pulav/Pilaf

If you tired of having Mutton/Chicken Biryani then this one's for you This spicy paneer pulav is as good as biryani .Fragrant Basmati cooked with aromatic spices then layered with spicy yet creamy cottage cheese/paneer  gravy makes a delicious one pot meal.You could serve this with raita & Paneer tikka along
Ingredients:
Marination
200 gms malai paneer
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
 4tbsp curds

For the rice
2 cups basmati rice
3-4 cloves
1 star anise
2-3 green cardmon
1 black cardmon
2 bay leaves
salt as needed

for the gravy
2  onion fried till brown
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
3 tbsp curds
1tbsp cream
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp kasuri methi /dried fenugreek leaves
1/2tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
2 -3 green chillies chopped finely
1/4 cup mint leaves chopped
1/2 cup coriander leaves chopped
1 tbsp ghee (optional)
2 tbsp saffron infused milk (optional)
Dry fruits as needed.
Oil as required
salt to taste


Method:
  • Mix in curds ,salt, ginger garlic paste ,cumin powder, chilli powder, till smooth .
  • Marinate the paneer pieces with the curds mixture & keep aside.
  • In a non stick pan heat 1.5 tsp oil & fry the paneer .
  • Cook  the rice with whole spices
  • In cooking pan heat oil add the chopped tomatoes & fry till its soft.
  • Then add the ginger garlic paste & saute till the rawness goes away.
  • Put the chopped green chillies and saute.
  • Mix in the fried onions ,powdered masalas & curds.
  • Saute well till the oil separates ,then add cream.
  • Add salt & 1/2 to 3/4 cup water .
  • Let it come to a boil then add the fried paneer.
  • Also mix in the coriander & mint leaves.
  • Now spread the cooked  rice layer over the gravy
  • Sprinkle the dried fruits & drizzle ghee if using .
  • Add the saffron infused milk if using.
  • Cover the lid and cook for 10 min on low heat.
  • Serve hot with raita /masala papad/paneer tikka



54 comments:

  1. Biryani looks mouthwatering Gloria ....

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  2. Such a flavorful dish! Too good!

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  3. yummy pulav..looks very tempting..i will try this soon ..useful during lent...

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  4. very tempting and mouthwatering pulav dear :)

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  5. very flavourful and delicious paneer pulav, looks inviting and tempting.,...

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  6. wow.. your sunday special is too good.. :)

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  7. paneer pulav looks yumm.. Lovely!

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  8. aha.. thats n inviting bowl.. luv it..

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  9. the pilaf looks awesome!!! would love the grab that bowl now...

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  10. Oh the pulao looks yum...:) Thanks for always commenting on my blog:) U r so great:)
    Are you not online? Will love to chat with u sometime:)

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    1. Thanks a lot dear.. Would love to chat too

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  11. Thanks for the recipe! I love everything with paneer, so I will be definitely making this pilaf.

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  12. Lots of ingredients but all worth for the amazing flavors. I love rice and I need it everyday. Therefore anything kind of rice dish gets me all worked up.

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    1. Totally agree with you.. Thanks dear

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  13. Really flavorful.....I'm a big fan of paneer and so............ I can imagine those paneer in pulao....Will try this for sure...

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  14. This looks so tasty! I just had lunch, but am craving some of this now!

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  15. Looks superb,panner pulao is my all time favorite,very happy to follow you and will be glad if you can follow me back :)

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  16. Thanks dear.. Good to have you around.

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  17. Se ve hermosa y sabrosa me gusta mucho su comida,abrazos.

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  18. Paneer pulao looks really yummy

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  19. wow...looking at those pics.. I though I was at a restaurant served with that yummy bowl of pilaf...lovely they look...moth watering here

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    1. I'm very sorry Juliana the comment got deleted by mistake.

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  21. I can only imagine how a bite of this just explodes in the mouth! The gravy alone is enough flavor for me then the paneer and rice...what a dish!!! Gorgeous presentation!

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  22. Very tempting and delicious one pot meal..Love it simply with some fried chicken wings..

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    1. Thanks a lot dear for stopping by and for the lovely comment .

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  23. The pulao is looking awesome. The color is wonderful and i am sure it tasted yummy.

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    1. Thanks dear yes it did taste yummy

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  24. Hi Gloria, your pilaf look very inviting. Love the colour. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Thanks a lot Amelia.. You too have a great week ahead..

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  25. pass me these bowl of goodness and deliciousness, very tempting.

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  26. looks super delish Gloria..would love to grab that plate and fill my tummy

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