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Paneer Pulao

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


Masala Ingredients

Pulao Ingredients


  • 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.


Can be made with either fresh vegetables or frozen vegetables.


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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