Matar Paneer Pulav (Peas Paneer Pulav) and an Award

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Matar Paneer Pulav

This is a tiny twist in the regular peas pulav recipe... All paneer lovers (like me) are sure to enjoy this dish with a creamy North Indian gravy and Potato chips!!

1/2 cup frozen green peas
1 onion cut long and thin
1/2 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
1 big elachi (cardamom)
1 inch cinnamon stick
2 cloves, 1 bay leaf
1 bit of star anise
1 tsp ghee
2 tsp oil
100gm paneer (cubed and fried)
1 cup Basmati Rice
1 1/2 cups water
Salt to taste
Chopped cilantro (as garnish)
1 green chilli slit

If you have a loaf of paneer, soak in warm water till it defrosts.
Cut them into squares and shallow fry on both sides till golden.
Drain and keep aside.
Soak basmati rice for 1/2 hour if starchy. Drain completely.
Add ghee in a kadai and roast rice till the colour slowly changes. Keeep aside.
Add oil, splutter jeera. Add cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves, star anise
When the flavours unlock, add onions , green chilli and roast till transparent
Add the frozen peas and leave it for a while till it slowly softens.
Add the fried paneer cubes next and roast for a minute.
Add water and bring to a boil. Add sufficient salt.
Add the rice and keep closed in medium flame.
Do not disturb till the rice grains are completely cooked.
Garnish with chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves
Serve with chips and a creamy curry!

Thanks for the 'love your blog award' - Shubhie Arun, Padma, Shubha (munchcrunch).
Makes us feel great!
I would love to share it with all the other bloggers. Do accept :)


Padma said...

Yummy rice... love the addition of paneer.. my kids too will like it :)

kittymatti said...

thnx padma, you reply so uickly to all bloggers, noticedd that!

Pavithra said...

Wow preethi i always love this combo.. so tempting dear.. Send me some too. really feel like having it hungry..

Pavithra said...

congrats for ur award too.. becos u post so good authentic recipes dear, and u deserve this award.

kittymatti said...

haha, thnx pavithra, that was really sweet of u!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Lovely recipe... It must be yum...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

And congratulations on your award. Well deserved.

Vij said...

Hi ya!
The pic looks good and its a very famous dish for my dinner parties. The pulao n spicy chettinad chicken is the best combo I will die for.

Urs looks so tempting and rice is well cooked - thin, long n separated. :-)

kittymatti said...

thnx hcof, vij...!!!

Nandini said...

Wow! I'm a great fan of matar and paneer! I'd have it with any kind of raita! This looks tempting and good!

Nithya said...

WOW paneer..... I am rushing there right now.. I just cant resist watching it.. it looks yummy.. :)

And a big CONGRATS for the award. You post something interesting everyday and sure you deserve it. :)

Nithya said...

Hi sis. Regarding rice dosa, It will take minimum 10 hours for fermenting for best results. But you can give it a try anyways. This will not be like aapam. the taste is slightly different and it will b very very soft. :) I am sure you will like it.

rads said...

mmm i love paneer items...palak paneer, paneer rolls et al. this sounds yummy.

Anonymous said...

congrats on the award preethi.u so deserve it.

kittymatti said...

thnx shubha, rads, nithya, nandini...

Vrinda said...

Congrtas on ur awrad Preethi..Pulav looks delish..never added paneer in pulav,will try ur version...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on your award!!! Paneer and mattar are a great combo!!! the pulav looks irresistably delectable!!! mmm I am hungry again!!!

Varsha Vipins said...

Congrats Preethi..I love Paneer in any anything..thats one lovely dish dear..:)

kittymatti said...

thnx varsha, ramya nad vrinda

Deepa Sudarsan said...

Hi Preethi,

I adore your patience and creativity in making this website. Its classy and ranks as good as any other cooking website if not better than those with videos, slideshows - awesome.. One can see your passion in cooking and your way of presentations.

Keep up the good work.

kittymatti said...

hey Deepa!
That was so encouraging dear! Thank u sooo much!
We're delighted!

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