Paneer and Green Peas Pulao

Paneer and green peas pulao is yet another one pot meal with soft and spongy paneer cubes,plump green peas with the flavor of kasoori methi and other spices.This pulao is a good option for lunch box and it tastes good as such or simple onion raitha is the best combo.Try out this delicious,flavorful pulao and here goes the recipe......


Paneer(cubes)20 pieces
Basmathi rice11/2cups
Green peas(cooked/frozen)1/2cup
Onion2no.(medium size)
Tomato2nos.(medium size)
Green chilly4nos.
Ginger&garlic paste2tsp
Red chilly powder1/2tsp
Coriander powder3/4tsp
Garam masala powder1/4tsp
Turmeric powder1/8tsp
Kasoori methi1/2tsp
Lemon juice1tsp
Corianderleaves(chopped) as needed
Saltto taste

For the seasoning
Cumin seeds1/2tsp
Cinnamon2nos(1 inch piece)
Star anise2nos
Bay leaf1no.


                            Soak the basmathi rice for 15 minutes and cook it with 13/4 cups of water and separate the grains,keep aside.Fry the paneer cubes to a golden color with a tsp of oil and set aside.
Keep oil in a pan with medium heat,crackle the cumin seeds and other spices given in the table for the seasoning.Add the onion and slit green chillies,saute with a dash of salt till transparent.Once the onion is done add the ginger&garlic paste,fry it for a minute then tomato and cook it mushy.
Now add all the powders and salt and stir it well.Then add the green peas and 1/2 cup of water and cook in a low flame for 2 minutes.
At this stage add the fried paneer and kasoori methi,mix it well till everything blends.Finally add the coriander leaves and turn of the stove.
Add the cooked rice to this mixture,mix it well and add a tsp of lemon juice,coriander leaves.
Paneer and green peas pulao is ready.


  • Frying the paneer is purely optional or the paneer cubes can be soaked in warm water and used.
  • Using of ghee gives a very nice fragrance to the pulao.
  • If you are using frozen peas or fresh peas the add it with onion and saute.
  • Fried cashwes can be added for garnishing which gives extra rich taste.
  • Other veggies such as capsicum,carrot and  beans can also be added.

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looks delicious...a definitely must try..and you have so many gorgeous photos!

Nice recipe.. Colorful pulao & your plates are also matching the color of the pulao.

Pulav is yummy


Oh wow..wonderful recipe..adore your step by step pics.

wow........delicious luking pulao.....superb dear

Well explained...thanx 4 shjaring

I luv this rice...looks so flavourful and yummy

Wow looks very nice..Wonderful presentation!

beautiful presentation! love the colorful and healthy rice!

Nice colorful pulav, hearty n healthy :)

lovley combo, panner and peas, perfect for kids lunch box.

such a simple and well explained recipe...a must try esply for quick lunch box ideas!

Never says no to this yummy and super tempting pulao,seriously cant take my eyes from ur clicks.

spicy pulao.. clicks are awesome...

Yummy pulao, kasuri methi and paneer go well together..

Just had my lunch, but feeling hungry again seeing ur pulao

super tempting paneer pulao...looks so inviting...great presentation!!

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Extraordinaria receta... y muy bien explicada, paso a paso, como a mi me gusta. Magníficas fotos.

Gracias por compartirla.

Un saludo.

Juan Carlos

delicius n healthy pulav,lovely presentation!!

Erivum Puliyum

Delicious one pot meal.. Looks awesome.. Lovely clicks.

The pulao looks really lovely. the clicks are great.

very very yummy ...always enjoy it!

pulao looks so delicious, lovely combo and nice clicks..

Ur bowl of rice is making me hungry .. after having breakfast ..

Ooh that looks delicious. Love that combo. Sure to try it.

Looks too good perfect strands of rice..

nice paneer and green peas pulao. bookmarked.

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The first pic is very appealing :) Love this paneer rice combo..

Love this combo...My daughter's favorite too...nice presentation.

That bowl of pulao looks super tempting.Nice clicks...

Umm Umm good! Love Paneer in anything and everything!

Simply yumm. Inviting n deli-sh!

Thanks, this year you get lot of opportunity and share more foodie blog and its in satya niketan delhi

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