Raisin Paneer Pulao

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Last Updated on December 14, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Raisin Paneer Pulao – The perfect one pot dish for Meatless Monday!


Raisin Paneer Pulao

The list for Blog Hop Wednesday came out late this month so with only a little over a week to do this recipe, while still completing my Blogging Marathon recipes, I needed a recipe that did not involve too much work and after all the cakes I baked for this week’s BM Cake Decorating theme, I did not need any more sweets in my house. I was thrilled when I was assigned Kalyani as a partner.  As a fellow BM participant, I know her style of cooking well.  No matter what I made from her blog, it would be something guilt free.  Her blog is full of delicious looking & healthy vegetarian food.  She is the perfect example of how healthy food can still be delicious and appetizing, as is clearly demonstrated in this Raisin Paneer Pulao.

After a few minutes perusing her blog, I had it down to two recipes – either her Raisin & Paneer Pulao or Green Peas Tikka.  Although the tikka looks fabulous, I still had some leftover Mava Samosa which falls into the same snack food category, so I decided to do the Pulao as I had 1/2 package of paneer left in the fridge and after you open the package, it goes bad within a few days.

I added lots of different fresh vegetables to this pulao, however you can simplify the process by just adding a bag of mixed frozen vegetables or use whatever vegetables you happen to have in your refrigerator. This can be made with any variety of vegetables you prefer.

This #onepot #Vegetarian meal is perfect for #MeatlessMonday – protein, veg and carbs all in one pot!

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The perfect one pot meal!

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This is such a flavorful pulao.  It’s spicy, savory and sweet; all at the same time.

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Raisin Paneer Pulao

Raisin Panner Pulao is the perfect one pot dish for Meatless Monday.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Rice
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 433.71kcal



  • Grind peppercorns and cumin seeds for masala in a coffee/spice grinder. Transfer to a food processor with the rest of the masala ingredients and process until you have a masala paste.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large pot. Add bay leaf, cinnamon and cardamom. Fry for 1 minute.
  • Add masala and fry until onions start to change color.
  • Add onion, bell pepper, celery, carrot, cauliflower, green peas and rice. Stir fry for 1 minute.
  • Add raisins, garam masala, salt and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet. Add paneer and fry until golden brown on all sides.
  • Add paneer to rice and adjust salt, if necessary. Stir to combine.


Calories: 433.71kcal | Carbohydrates: 66.23g | Protein: 12.92g | Fat: 13.93g | Saturated Fat: 1.98g | Sodium: 727.91mg | Fiber: 5.66g | Sugar: 15.91g
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About Chef Mireille

Chef Mireille is a NYC based freelance chef instructor and food photographer. Due to her very diverse family background, she was able to travel and learn about global cultures and flavors from a young age. Her passion for culture, cooking, history and education had made her an expert on developing traditional globally inspired recipes & delicious fusion cuisine.
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  1. Vandana

    5 stars
    This looks so good. Can’t wait to try the combination of rice, paneer, golden raisins, and vegetables. Will try it on this weekend. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  2. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Love this one pot meal, its got veggies, rice and paneer too. Adding raisins to a rice dish makes it so flavorful and adds a slight sweetness.

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