Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mint Pulav with Paneer

Basmati Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Onion - 2 (thinly sliced)
Frozen Peas and Carrots - 1 cup
Paneer Cubes - 1 cup
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2  stick
Cloves - 5
Bay Leaves - 3
Salt - to taste
Ghee and Oil - 2 TBSP each

To grind:
Mint Leaves - 1 cup
Green Chilies - 5
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 2 cloves (optional)

Grind the above ingredients with little water into a smooth paste.  Keep it aside.

  1. Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes and pressure cook it with three cups of water.
  2. Steam cook or microwave the frozen peas and carrots until tender.
  3. In a wide non stick pan, heat oil and ghee.
  4. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves.  Fry for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the sliced onion and fry till it turns translucent.
  6. Add the ground mint paste and fry for 10 minutes or until the oil separates.
  7. Add the carrots, peas and salt.  Mix well.  If the mixture is dry add 1/4 cup water.
  8. Add the paneer pieces and cook for 5 minutes.  Turn off the flame.
  9. Add the cooked rice and mix gently to coat. 
  10. Serve hot with raita.


  1. Mouth-watering....looks so delicious...

  2. Tooo perfect... colorful too...

  3. Wow looks yummy...nice presentation too.
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  4. Flavourful pulao,love the addition of those paneer cubes.

  5. I've never tried paneer wid rice....dis luks tempting..

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  6. Mint pulav with paneer would be my weekend recipe for this week. It will be a new dish for my family members.

  7. Never got it right, either I over cook it or under cook it. Pulav's never been a success to me.


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