Paneer pulao

Here is the recipe for simple paneer pulao cooked in pressure cooker.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cook time : 20 minutes

Serves : 4

Ingredients :

1.5 cup basmati rice, wash and soak the rice for 20 minutes

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 medium tomato, finely chopped

whole garam masala , 1 cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, 4 cardamom, 1 bay leaf, 4 pepper corns

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

1 green chilly

1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon chilly powder

200 gms paneer



Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a pressure cooker, add all whole garam masala, saute for a minute. Then add onion, saute till light golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste, saute for 2 minutes, add tomatoes, green chilly , saute for another 2 minutes, add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, paneer and saute for a minute.

Add soaked rice, saute for a minute, and add 2.75 cups of water, salt and mix little and close the lid and Cook on high whistle. After 1 whistle, switch off the flame, let the pressure settle and then only open the lid. Serve the paneer pulao with raita and pickle.


Jeera rice can be used instead of basmati rice.

Do not soak jeera rice.

For 1 cup of jeera rice, add 1.5 cups of water.


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