Sunday, March 29, 2009

Shahi Pulao


2 cups basmati rice/jeera rice

1 cup cubed fresh paneer

1 cup fresh/frozen boiled peas

4-5 minced green chillies

2-3 cloves

2 green cardamom

1 " cinnamon

2 onions sliced

1 tomato chopped

1/2 cup fresh curds

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

4-5 fried cashewnuts

2 tbsp fried onions for garnishing

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

2 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp red chilli powder

1/4 tsp haldi 

2 tbsp chopped coriander

3 tbsp butter 

salt to taste


  • Heat oil/butter in a kadai add cloves, green cardamom, cinnamon, cumin seeds and fry when it splutters add minced green chillies and fry now add garam masala, onion and fry till onion turns golden brown .
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry till the it gets cooked, now add the red chilli powder, haldi and mix. Add the chopped tomatoes,curd and fry till it the masala gets cooked well and leaves out excess oil.
  • Then add paneer,peas,salt and chopped coriander leaves and fry for a couple of minutes
  • Put in the rice and mix well, add 2 cups of water and let it come to a boil, cover the pan with the lid and cook on a lower flame till water dries up and rice is fully done and then garnish it with fried onions and cashews and serve hot.