Paneer Pulav

1 cup basmati rice
200 gms paneer
1/2 cup carrot cut into small cubes
1/2 cup chopped beans
1/2 cup fresh green peas
3 tblsp oil or ghee
2 cloves/ lavang
1/2 inch cinnamon/ dalchini
2 cardamoms
1 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala powder 
2 sliced onions
4 slit green chillies
1/4 chp chopped coriander leaves
5-6 fresh mint leaves
Salt to taste


  • Cut paneer into cubes and sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt.Heat oil in a kadai and saute paneer cubes till it turns golden brown in colour
  • Remove the paneer in a plate and keep aside
  • Wash basmati rice and soak in enough water for 20 mins
  • Heat remaining oil in cooker, add whole garam masala and saute for a second
  • Add jeera and sliced onions, saute till they turn transparent
  • Now add slit green chillies and ginger garlic paste, fry for 2-3 mins.
  • Add  garam masala powder and veggies, chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves, give a good mix
  • Drain water from rice and add into the cooker, fry for 5 mins
  • Add roasted paneer cubes
  • Add salt and 1.5 cups water, mix well and close the lid of the cooker.
  • Cook for two whistles and turn off the flame.
  • Once the steam is released open the cooker and gently mix the pulav with a fork
  • Serve hot pulav with any raitha of your choice.


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