Sunday, 13 December 2015

Peas Paneer Pulav - Sauteed Cottage cheese, Green peas mixed with Basmati Rice


Peas Paneer Pulav is a very easy to make dish and takes just around 30 min to prepare.
Since it contains rich ingredients such as Paneer and peas, its nutritious too. 
Children will like it a lot. 

Ingredients for Peas Paneer Pulav

Basmati Rice-3 cups
Paneer - 200gm (small cubes)
Green Peas - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsn
Butter - 2 tbsn
Cummin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbsn
Pepper Powder - 2 tsp
Onion - 1, medium, finely chopped 
Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 3/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Lemon - 1/2 slice
Salt as needed

Steps to make Peas Paneer Pulav

Clean the rice and soak in water for 10 min. 

Cook the rice and keep aside. 
While cooking the rice, add a spoon of oil. This helps in giving a shine to the rice after its cooked and also, avoids breaking of the cooked rice.For cooking the rice, I DIDNOT use a cooker. I boil it in low flame for around 10-15 min and drain the water using a colander.

Take a frying pan and pour butter and ghee. After it becomes hot, add cummin seeds and fry.
When the aroma of the fried cummin seeds come, add the ginger-garlic paste, pepper powder and saute well for 1/2 min.

Add the chopped onion into the pan (if you capsicum @ home you can also add it, finely chopped).
Saute the onion till it becomes brownish. Add chilly powder and Garam Masala into it and mix thoroughly.

Now add the green peas and paneer pieces into the pan. 

Saute for some time till the paneer edges becomes slightly brownish.

Add the steamed rice into the mixture and mix it.

Garnish with coriander leaves and add the lemon juice into it.

Peas Paneer Pulav is ready. 

Serve hot with curd or raita