Monday, March 11, 2013

Paneer Ke Chawal / Indain Cheese Rice

For second day of BM 26, my theme is rice, as I choose paneer as main ingredient. Paneer ke Chawal is a Punjab cusine I tried this from India cookbook by Pushpesh Pant.

This is the first recipe I am posting as soon I cook and taste. Because of time consistent I prepared using rice cooker and since I was running out of green chili I added chili powder.


Basmati rice
1 cup
Paneer cubes
1 cup
½ cup
Onion chopped lengthwise
½ cup
Bay leaves
2 small
Green chili
Turmeric powder
a pinch
Mint leaves
Lemon juice
2 tsp
as needed
as needed
To Garnish:
1 Tbsp
½ cup
Cashew nuts
2 Tbsp



  1. Soak rice for 10 – 15 minutes.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan, roast cashew nut and keep it aside. In the same pan fry onion for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown, keep it aside.
  3. In another pan, heat tablespoon oil and fry paneer and keep aside, in the same oil fry clove and bay leaves. Add onion sauté for few minutes, add green chili and mint leaves sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add peas and turmeric powder and chili powder and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Drain the soaked rice and roast it with peas until moisture leaves.
  5. Transfer to rice cooker and add salt and 2 cups of water allow it to cook.
  6. When rice is ¾ cooked add paneer and gentle mix and continue cooking.
  7. Once the rice is cooked add roasted cashew nut, fried onion, lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves.
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DivyaGCP said...

Rich and delicious Pulao.. Looks very inviting!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Beautiful picture! Love the mint flavor in Pulao!

vaishali sabnani said...

rice with veggies and paneer..are a complete meal and can be enjoyed for any meal.They look really good!

Srivalli said...

That bowl of rice looks so inviting..lovely picture..

Nisha Sundar said...

I like that bowl. :) Flavourful and tempting.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Very delightful rice! Young or old, everyone loves this rice equally :)

Padmajha PJ said...

Very filling and healthy meal.Nice pic...

Gayathri Kumar said...

What a coulourful looking plate. Looks delicious and inviting...

Chef Mireille said...

perfect one pot meal - protein rich with addition of paneer

Shylaja Praveen said...

Love that plate. Rice looks too delicious

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said...

the rice was so colorful , happy to follow you , visit my space too.......

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

very inviting pulao... looks so colorful...
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Pavani said...

Love this colorful rice dish. Looks delicious.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i like the name, looks nice

PriyaVaasu said...

Looks super delicious!!! Love one-pot meal, mostly our weekend lunch would be some one-pot meal!!! Bookmarking this!!