Matar Paneer Pulao

    Recipe by: MyDeliciousRecipes

    Matar Paneer Pulao

    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 Matar Paneer Pulao is a delicious and popular rice dish that can be easily made at home. The delicious Matar Paneer Pulao can be served with many dishes and raita. Matar Paneer Pulao made of rice, paneer and green peas is less spicy and easily made at home as compared to vegetable biryani. Follow this recipe to make delicious Matar Paneer Pulao easily at home.

    Preparation Time
    20 Minutes
    Cooking Time
    20 Minutes
    Meal Type:


    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  

    • 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.
    • Add soaked rice to it and discard water and mix well. 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 delicious pulao hot.
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