Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Methi Paneer Pulao

Here is another Paneer dish which I’ve been making very frequently these days for my kid’s lunch box. The first time I made this, it was an instant hit with my daughter and hubby dear who is not much of a paneer fan was also full of praises. It’s a real quickie and can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes if you have the rice cooked and ready. The addition of methi or fenugreek leaves lends a wonderful flavor and aroma to this dish. So let’s get straight to the recipe:


What you’ll need

1. Basmathi Rice – 1 cups
2. Paneer - cubed 150 gms
3. Methi/Fenugreek Leaves – 2 small bunches
4. Onion – 2 Medium
5. Tomato – 3 medium
6. Green Chilles – 2 or 3
7. Garlic – 1 or 2 cloves
8. Ginger – 1 small piece
9. Turmeric Powder - a pinch
10. Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
11. Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp
12. Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
13. Oil/ Ghee – 1 tbsp


Method

Cook basmathi rice in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water for 2 whistles. Once pressure is released, remove rice into a big plate fluff it and let it cool.
Heat a Kadai with oil/ghee, add cumin seeds. Once it changes color, add in the sliced onions, grated ginger, chopped garlic and green chillies. Saute till the onions are fried well. Puree the tomatoes and add it at this stage. Add turmeric powder and chilli powder. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes or till the raw smell of tomatoes is gone and most of the moisture from the tomato is evaporated. Next add in the chopped fenugreek leaves and fry for about a minute or 2. Next add in the cubed paneer pieces and mix well. Now add the garam masala, cooked rice and salt to taste. Mix well on high flame till all the flavors blend well.
Delicious Methi Paneer Pulao is ready to be served. Serve it with a raita of your choice.



Note:

You could add Peas instead of Methi , that is also a good combination.

Linking this to Shobha's Cook it Healthy - Proteinicious and Healthy Lunch Box Ideas started by Kalyani and guest hosted by Jayashree



26 comments:

Biny Anoop said...

that sure looks yummy...i love methi but never added it to pulav....looks superb will try it.

Kaveri said...

hey Biny, Thanks for that quick comment dear. Do try it and let me know.

Prathibha said...

One of my fav pulavs..looks delicious..:)

Vatsala. said...

Looks yummy.
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Santosh Bangar said...

falvour of methi in pulav is superb!!!!!
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Vimitha Anand said...

Delicious and flavorful pulao...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious combo,luks very tempting...

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

What a flavorful Pulav.... Looks delicious.

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Uma said...

I love anything with paneer. that too Methi adds aroma and chillness. perfect for lunchbox!

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Radhika said...

Simple and delicious.

Jayashree said...

I like the fact that you can make this in a jiffy. Thank you for the lovely entry.

khushi said...

very flavorful pulao Kaveri...the methi combination is superb and I think far better than peas.

sangee vijay said...

very flavorful n delicious pulav....loved your recipe....superb n healthy combo...

ANU said...

very nicely rpesented and wonderful pulav....

aipi said...

My absolute fav combo ~ very nicely done n presented!
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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Delicious combo !! very inviting and well presented !!

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Vidhya said...

I haven't tried this combo yet.Looks like a delicious combo.

Ambreen said...

Lovely combination, never tried methi with rice before. Delicious & flavorful rice :)

thekitchenaffaire said...

I have to get some methi. I wanted to try out some methi paneer but am not able to find it in the vegge shops! :( Hopefully, today I will.. Looks so yumm

Food Glorious Food! said...

I love flavored rice and this is just perfect! Thanks for sharing dear!

divya said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely tempting & yummy!!!

Prathima Shivraj said...

Yummy Combo, looks inviting.

hemalata said...

Delicious combo looks so tempting and inviting too...

Priya Sreeram said...

nice looking dish and it is my d's fav too !

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Hey dear first time here..u hv a bful blog with stunning pics..hope to hear a word from u too...
this looks deliciousssssss ..any leftovers pls.?..Healthy n yummy pulao..
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Uj said...

I love rice dishes.. They are so easy to make.. this is tasty and nutritious too.. :)

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