Saturday, February 14, 2009

Methi Paneer Pulao

This is again a no onion and no garlic recipe yet very yummy & delicious.....


2 cups Basmati rice

1 bunch of Methi leaves chopped

1/2 cup small cubed paneer

1 tomato chopped

1 bay leaf

1 tsp cumin seeds

4 slit green chilli

3 cloves

1 " cinnamon stick

1 tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp coriander powder

salt to taste

2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp oil


  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and shallow fry the cubed paneer pieces till golden brown, then keep aside
  • Wash and soak basmati rice for 15 minutes,drain and keep aside
  • Heat 4 cups of water in a pan, when it starts boiling add basmati rice and cook till done 
  • Drain the rice and then add salt and melted butter and mix well, allow it to cool and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds,bay leaf,cloves,cinnamon and fry till the cumin seeds turn brown
  • Add ,green chilli,Methi leaves and fry for 4-5 minutes till its completely dried then add turmeric powder, coriander powder and fry for a couple of minutes
  • Add chopped tomato and fry till it gets mashed, then add shallow fried paneer pieces and mix well
  • lastly add basmati rice and mix well, close the lid and cook on a low flame for 10-15 minutes, add salt if needed and then serve Hot with raita or curds

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