Shahi Pulao

Paneer Mutter Pulao

Paneer is a show-stealer! undoubtedly one of my favourites. Layers of rice and spicy paneer mutter make this biryani a real delicacy. Definitely worth a try!

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Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 17 mins
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

For The Milk Rice
1 1/4 cups rice (chawal) , soaked and drained
1 cup milk
1 tbsp ghee
cardamom (elaichi)
cinnamon (dalchini)
cloves (laung / lavang)
bayleaf (tejpatta)
salt to taste

For The Paneer Mutter Curry
2 tsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1 1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/3 cup readymade tomato puree
2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/2 cup paneer (cottagte cheese) cubes
1/4 cup boiled green peas
salt to taste
2 tbsp fresh cream
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp of sugar
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Other Ingredients
1 tbsp ghee for greasing
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Method 
For the milk rice

  1. Heat the ghee in a kadhai, add the cardamom, cloves, bayleaf and rice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the milk, 1 cup of water and salt, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the rice is cooked, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Divide the rice into 3 equal portions and keep aside.

For the curry

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the onions, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic paste, green chilli paste, garam masala, chilli powder, 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomato purée and dried fenugreek leaves, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the paneer, green peas, ¼ cup of water, salt, cream, milk, sugar, mix well and cook no a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Divide the curry into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Grease a deep microwave-safe bowl using ghee, spread 1 portion of the rice evenly using the back of the spoon.
  2. Spread 1 portion of the curry evenly over it and again spread a portion of rice evenly over it.
  3. Repeat the step 2 to make 1 more layer of curry and rice.
  4. Pour the milk evenly over it and sprinkle coriander over it.
  5. Cover with a microwave safe lid and microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.

Recipe Source: Paneer Mutter Pulao

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