Paneer Pulao – Easy Paneer Pulao

September 28, 2020 Biryani/PulaoRice Varieties  No comments

Paneer is always a hit at home. This Paneer Pulao is yet another super hit recipe with paneer. This is a super quick pulao variety, no grinding here since I was not in the mood to grind 🙂 Unlike biryani where you have to wait for the tomatoes to turn mushy and oil ooze out, this can be done quickly. I have added a few veggies here which is totally optional. An one pot meal which is yummy and perfect for those lazy days and for lunch boxes too. Check out the quick video.. This can be served with a simple onion raita or any gravy of your choice. Check Gravy Recipes HERE.

Here is the video..



Now to the recipe..


Paneer Pulao My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time-15 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]

Paneer Pulao Ingredients:

  • Paneer – 1 cup
  • Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Onion – 1
  • Green chillies – 2
  • Garlic – 3
  • Ginger – a small pc
  • Carrot – 2
  • Peas – 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves – a handful
  • Mint leaves – a handful
  • Salt – as needed
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp


Paneer Pulao My Magic Pan



  • Heat a pressure cooker with oil & ghee. Temper with cumin seeds. Allow it to crackle and add sliced onion. Saute until it turns translucent.

  • Add slit green chillies, finely chopped garlic & ginger to it. Saute for a few seconds until the raw smell goes off. Now add chopped carrots & green peas.

  • Add required salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder & garam masala. Mix well so that all the ingredients blend well. Now add cubed paneer and saute gently without breaking the paneer for a couple of minutes.

  • Add coriander and mint leaves. Saute until the leaves wilt. You will get a nice fragrance. Add washed basmati rice to it and mix well.

Paneer Pulao My Magic Pan

  • Add 3 cups of water and mix well. Presure cook for 1 whistle and simmer for 7 mins. Switch off the flame. Once the pressure releases fluff it with a fork.

Paneer Pulao My Magic Pan


Thats it! Yummy Paneer Pulao ready!

Serve hot with raita or any gravy of your choice.


Paneer Pulao My Magic Pan



  1. You can add ginger-garlic paste instead of chopped ginger-garlic.
  2. This pulao is a mild one. Adjust spice levels according to your taste buds.
  3. U can squeeze a lemon for that extra zing.
  4. Adding veggies is totally optional. U can skip it and just add paneer.


Paneer Pulao My Magic Pan


– By Sundari Nathan

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