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


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a pressure cooker, add all whole garam masala, saute for a minute.
  2. Then add onion, saute till light brown.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. After 1 whistle, switch off the flame, let the pressure settle and then only open the lid.
  6. 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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