Matar Paneer Pulao Recipe | Kaju Paneer Peas Pulao – Lunch Box Recipe

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matar paneer pulao recipe | Kaju Paneer Peas Pulao – Lunch Box Recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. Perhaps one of the tasty, filling, and flavored rice-based pulao recipe. Basically, it is an extension to the popular matar pulao recipe where it is enriched with the goodness of cashews and paneer to make it more filling. this is an ideal lunch box or dinner meal recipe which is typically served with a choice of spicy curry or a basic yoghurt-based raita salad recipe.
Kaju Paneer Peas Pulao


matar paneer pulao recipe | Kaju Paneer Peas Pulao – Lunch Box Recipe with step-by-step photo and video recipe. Pulao or rice-based recipes are super popular across Indian states. These types of pulav recipes are typically prepared with a choice of vegetables that do taste great but may not be a complete meal due to the lack of protein component in it. This problem can be easily mitigated by adding Paneer cubes for vegetarians and matar paneer pulao recipe is one such popular recipe.

I have always been a huge fan of rice-based pulao recipes, but I always wanted something different every time. One of my personal favourite pulao recipes has to be Matar Pulao recipe but, you would certainly require a protein quotient to it. Well, there are so many meat options from a protein perspective, but for vegetarians, nothing is better than paneer. If you are vegan specific, you may use the tofu option but I have to admit that paneer is a far better option for vegetarians. in addition to it, i have also added cashew which not only makes it interesting but also flavoured and tasty. to be honest, it is not a mandatory option but the whole combination of paneer, cashew, and green peas makes it special.

matar paneer pulao recipe Furthermore, some more additional tips, suggestions and variants to the matar paneer pulao recipe. Firstly, I have used frozen green peas for this recipe as I did not have access to the fresh ones. Using frozen peas is easy and convenient, but certainly not better than using fresh matar peas. hence if you do have access to it, do use a fresh one. Secondly, try to use fresh homemade paneer cubes for this recipe. It has to be fresh and moist so that it does not turn rubbery after it is cooked. Lastly, this kind of pulao is a one-pot meal and does not require any additional sides. However, you may serve it with a choice of raita or any dal gravy curry.

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Kaju Paneer Peas Pulao

matar paneer pulao recipe | Kaju Paneer Peas Pulao - Lunch Box Recipe

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easy matar paneer pulao recipe | Kaju Paneer Peas Pulao - Lunch Box Recipe
4.93 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course pulao
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 845 kcal


Ingredients 

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 200 grams paneer (cubed)
  • 3 tbsp cashew
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 black cardamom
  • ½ javitri / mace
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 4 pods cardamom
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 2 chilli (slit)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • cup basmati rice (soaked)
  • 1 cup peas / matar
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cup water
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)


Instructions 

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee. add 200 grams paneer, 3 tbsp cashew, and roast on low flame.
  • roast until the paneer and cashew turn golden brown. keep aside.
  • in the same kadai, add 2 tbsp oil. add 1 tsp cumin, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf, 1 black cardamom, ½ javitri, ½ tsp cloves, and 4 pods of cardamom.
  • roast until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add 1 onion, 2 chilli, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, and saute until the onions change color slightly.
  • further, add 1½ cup basmati rice and saute gently without breaking rice grains.
  • also add 1 cup peas, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala, and 1 tsp salt.
  • mix well making sure the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add 3 cup water and ½ lemon. mix well.
  • cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • after 10 minutes, add 2 tbsp coriander and fried cashew, paneer.
  • mix gently. cover and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • finally, enjoy matar paneer pulao with raita.


Nutrition

Calories: 845kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 22gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 827mgPotassium: 569mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 849IUVitamin C: 83mgCalcium: 423mgIron: 4mg

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how to make matar paneer pulao with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee. add 200 grams paneer, and 3 tbsp cashew, and roast on low flame.
  2. roast until the paneer and cashew turn golden brown. keep aside.
  3. in the same kadai, add 2 tbsp oil. add 1 tsp cumin, 1-inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf, 1 black cardamom, ½ javitri, ½ tsp cloves, and 4 pods of cardamom.
  4. roast until the spices turn aromatic.
  5. now add 1 onion, 2 chillies, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, and saute until the onions change colour slightly.
  6. further, add 1½ cup basmati rice and saute gently without breaking rice grains.
  7. also add 1 cup peas, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala, and 1 tsp salt.

  8. mix well making sure the spices turn aromatic.
  9. now add 3 cups water and ½ lemon. mix well.
  10. cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  11. after 10 minutes, add 2 tbsp coriander and fried cashew, paneer.
  12. mix gently. cover and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  13. finally, enjoy matar paneer pulao with raita.
    matar paneer pulao recipe

notes:

  • firstly, you can add vegetables of your choice to make it nutritious.
  • also, roasting paneer in ghee makes paneer tasty and crunchy.
  • additionally, you can prepare the pulao in the cooker by pressure cooking for 2 whistles.
  • finally, matar paneer pulao recipe tastes great when prepared less spicy.
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