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How To Make Matar Paneer Pulao

  • Matar Paneer Pulao Recipe

    Rice is the staple food of many places in India and many different delicious dishes are made from rice. Pulao is a famous rice dish of India which can be vegetable pulao, matar pulao or matar paneer pulao. Matar Paneer Rice or Pulao is a delicious and popular rice dish that can be easily made at home. The delicious Pulao can be served with many dishes and raita. Matar Paneer Pulao made of rice, paneer and green peas. The delicious pulao is less spicy as compared to vegetable biryani and easily made at home. Follow this recipe of Matar Paneer Pulao and make delicious pulao easily at home. 

    • Preparation Time :
    • 20 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 20 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Vegetarian

  • 2 Reviews | 38 Likes

Matar Paneer Pulao Ingredients


Basmati Rice1/2 CupPaneer (cottage Cheese), Cut into Small Cubes1/2 Cup
Onion, Sliced1 LargeGinger, Finely Grated1 Teaspoon
Garlic, Crushed1/2 TeaspoonGreen Chillies, Finely Chopped1
Green Peas1/4 cupCinnamonSmall Piece of About 1 Inch
Cloves2Bay Leaf1
Lemon Juice1 TeaspoonWater1 Cup
Salt1/2 Teaspoon or As Per TasteGhee or Oil1 1/2 Teaspoon + 1 Tablespoon
Coriander Leaves, Finely Chopped2 Tablespoon  

Direction To Make

  • Wash the rice 2 to 3 times thoroughly and soak them in 1 cup of water for about 20 minutes.
  • Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of ghee or oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. When the ghee becomes hot, add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, grated ginger, crushed garlic and fry it for 30-40 seconds while stirring continuously.
  • Add green chillies and sliced onion and fry it till the onion becomes light brown or translucent.
  • Now add soaked rice to it and discard water and mix well. Then Add green peas and mix well and fry for one minute while stirring continuously.
  • Add salt, lemon juice and a cup of water and mix well. Close the pressure cooker lid and cook them for 3 - 4 whistles, first on high heat and on medium heat.
  • Turn off the gas and let the pressure cooker release all the pressure automatically.
  • Meanwhile heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a non-stick pan on medium heat. When the ghee gets hot, add paneer cubes and shallow fry the paneer cubes till it becomes light brown.
  • Open the pressure cooker as the pressure has already come out of it and add fried paneer cubes and mix well.
  • Matar Paneer pulao is ready. Transfer the delicious pulao to a serving bowl. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Serve this delicious hot pulao with vegetable raita, boondi raita or pineapple raita for lunch or dinner.


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    Leander  Fernandes Leander Fernandes

    Delicious simple and tasty

    Pawan  Batra Pawan Batra

    Delicious matar paneer pulao

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