Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Paneer Pulav

Day 5 of Blogging Marathon # 13 is Paneer Pulav.
Blogging Marathon # 13 is a great initiative started by the lovely and extremely enthusiastic  Srivalli which has already completed one year successfully and is now into its 13th edition.......

My Theme for Blogging Marathon # 13 is Easy Lunch Box recipes for Kids - Rice

The recipe for today is Paneer Pulav

It would be a great understatement if I said that I loved Paneer. Like I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I am a great fan of Paneer and can eat it in any form.. Paneer Paratha, Paneer Tikka, Paneer Bhurji, etc.
Today's recipe is Pulav with Paneer. I think most of kids really love Paneer so making this easy and tasty dish for their lunch boxes is a great idea.
The paneer that I had purchased from the local stores was extremely soft and fresh. I grated it intending to make Paneer Bhurji but later thought of trying out Paneer Pulav. So instead of slicing Paneer into cubes and shallow frying or deep frying the paneer pieces, I have used grated paneer in this rice.

Paneer Pulav

Ingredients -
Rice -1 cup (uncooked)
Oil - One tablespoon
Onion - 1 (finely chopped in small pieces)
Tomato - 1 (peeled and finely chopped)
Paneer - 250 gms ( grated)
Salt as per taste
Curry Leaves  - 3/4
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai).
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
1 teaspoon grated ginger ( Ginger paste can also be used)
Water - 2 cups
Fresh green coriander leaves for garnishing

Method -
1) Cook the rice with double amount of water in pressure cooker.
2) When rice is cooked, separate and allow it to cool.
3) Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan ( kadhai)
4) When the oil gets heated, add mustard seeds.
5) After they start to splutter, add cumin seeds,asafoetida,curry leaves& ginger and stir continuously.
5) Add onions and stir them till they turn translucent.
6) Then add tomatoes and keep on stirring.
7)Add cooked rice, grated paneer and salt.
8) Stir continuously for 10 minutes and turn off the heat.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve it..... Paneer Pulav is ready.

Do check the fabulous recipes being whipped up by my fellow Marathoners


Srivalli said...

Good one...

Chef Mireille said...

sounds yummy

Smitha said...

paneer in rice is my favorite...yummy recipe!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

grating paneer in the rice sounds new!

veena krishnakumar said...

very nice

Vardhini said...

My kids love paneer too. Nice one.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very interesting recipe...

Aarthi said...

Yummy recipe..bookmarked


The Pumpkin Farm said...

i just recently had grated paneer in the palak paneer dish and lved it...guess there are more dishes to try...lovely recipe

Suma Gandlur said...

I like that you have kept the dish simple.

sangee vijay said...

love this recipe a lot...perfect lunch box menu..thanks for sharing!!
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