06 May, 2011

Methi Mutter Paneer Pulao

Generally  many people will avoid Methi leaves..Due to bitter taste.But in this recipe really u wont get the bitter taste.In fresh Methi(R)Dried leaves you'll get a buttery flavour. Definitely Kid's will like it :) U can do Methi Peas Pulao in same way with adding paneer.Try this recipe and give me feed back,


  1. Paneer- 200 gram
  2. Peas-1 cup
  3. Onion-2 medium (Chopped)
  4. Tomato-2 large (Chopped)
  5. Green Chilly-3
  6. Methi Leaves- 3 cups 
  7. Ginger garlic paste- 2 tablespoon
  8. Rice -2 cups
  9. Cloves-2 
  10. Cinnamon -1"  piece 
  11. Oil+Ghee-3 tablespoon
  12. Cilantro-Few(Chopped)
  13. Salt-To taste
Dry powders:
  1. Red chilly powder-1 teaspoon(To taste)
  2. Garam masala- 1 teaspoon
  3. Jeera powder-1 teaspoon
  4. Turmeric powder-little
For seasoning:
  1. Black Cardamom-2
  2. Jeera-2 teaspoon
  3. Bay leaves-2

  • Soak basmathi rice for half an hour.Drain all water,roast the rice with teaspoon of ghee.
  • Bring 4 cups of water to boil,add cloves,cinnamon and salt.Now add the roasted rice and cook till it cooks.Once it cooked drain all water,close the lid and keep aside.(To avoid the dryness )
  • Cut the paneer in to small bite pieces and shallow fry it with little oil.Keep aside.

  • Clean the Methi leaves and wash it well in running water.Drain all water and chop it finely.

  1. Heat oil&Ghee in a Non-stick pan.Add black cardamom,jeera and bayleaf.roast it well.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and fry.
  3. Add the green chillies and onion fry till gets soft.
  4. Then add the tomato and fry till get mushy.
  5. In this stage add the dry powders,(turmeric powder,red chilly powder,jeera powder,Garam masala)
  6. Mix it well.Add salt to taste.
  7. Now add the methi leaves and peas together,mix and close the lid for 3 min.(will cook soon)
              8.Once peas turned little soft add the paneer cubes and give a nice mix.
             9.Add the lemon juice.(Masala's ready )
            10.Now turn the stove in to medium and add the cooked basmathi rice and give a fine mix.
            11.Coat the rice with all masalas.
            12.Finally add some cilantro on top.Serve hot with Onion Raitha (R)Any Veg Gravy 




  1. Hearty and healthy pulao...looks fab and I bet tasted great too.

  2. I hope ..I m invited..irresistable n delicious..
    Tasty Appetite

  3. Wow....this is really tempting me a lot:) yummy o yummy...great job prabha

  4. Pulao looks inviting..thanks for the recipe!

  5. Thats a tasy pulav.. Love paneer in rice..

  6. Tempting rice recipe.....looks awesome..

  7. perfect and healthy pulav.excellent prabha.:-)

  8. Thank you for working so hard on this wonderful rice. thankyou for shearing this information with us!Healty



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