paneer pulao recipe | how to make paneer peas pulav recipe

paneer pulao recipe | how to make paneer peas pulao | paneer pulav recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. simple and perfect lunch box or dinner recipe prepared with grated paneer / cottage cheese, paneer cubes, long grain rice and other vegetables. this pulao recipe can be either served with choice of raita or salad, but can also be consumed with dal recipes.
paneer pulao recipepaneer pulao recipe | how to make paneer peas pulao | paneer pulav recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. yet another pulao variations with the touch of paneer and other indian spices. basically it is prepared by cooking the rice separately and then mixing it up with spiced vegetables and grated paneer. paneer can added either shredded or cubes of paneer or even combination of both.

i have prepared this pulao very similar to my previous tawa pulao and matar pulao. however i have added paneer cubes in this recipe which gives it a unique taste and flavour. while raw paneer can also be added to this, but i would heavily recommend to pan fry the paneer cubes before mixing it with rice. moreover i have used the paneer / cottage cheese which was prepared at home and made sure to make it bit hard. otherwise the paneer would loose its shape while frying and mixing it with rice. whilst homemade paneer is ideal for this recipe, you can also use store bought one too.

paneer peas pulav recipe

while preparing paneer pulao or paneer peas pulao is very easy, but some tips and variations for consideration. firstly, if you are short of time to prepare rice separately, than you can mix both rice and veggies + paneer mixture and pressure cook it. but be aware if your paneer is not fresh, than it may turn hard after pressure cooking. secondly, you can also add veggies like capsicum, broccoli and even beans and cauliflower. i have kept it simple without these veggies but you are more than welcome to improvise it. lastly, while preparing rice make sure you prepare almost cooked and not fully cooked.

finally, i would like to highlight my other pulav or pulao recipes collection from my blog. this includes, simple veg pulao, pudina pulao, dill pulao, mushroom pulao, vermicelli pulao, coconut milk pulao, coriander pulao and tomato pulao. in addition do visit my other recipes collection like,

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paneer pulao recipe

paneer pulao recipe | how to make paneer peas pulav recipe

easy paneer pulao recipe | how to make paneer peas pulav recipe
4.81 from 57 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course pulao
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 Servings


to cook rice:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil

for paneer pulao:

  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 8 cubes paneer / cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
  • 5 cloves / lavang
  • 10 black pepper / kali mirch
  • 1 medium sized onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 inch ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1-2 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 green chilli (slit)
  • 1 medium sized tomato (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup peas / matar
  • 1 carrot (finely chopped)
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri red chili powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup paneer / cottage cheese (crumbled)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaf (finely chopped)


  • firstly, in a large pan heat ghee and saute paneer till they turn golden brown. keep aside.
  • in the same, pan add cumin, cinnamon stick, cloves and black pepper.
  • saute them on low flame till they tun aromatic.
  • further add thinly sliced onions, ginger, garlic and green chilli.
  • now add tomato and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
  • add carrot and peas. saute well.
  • furthermore, add red chili powder, garam masala powder and salt. saute.
  • now add crumbled paneer and mix well.
  • also add cooked rice and mix gently.
  • place the fried paneer on the prepared pulao cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • also garnish with fried paneer pieces, coriander and crumbled paneer.
  • finally, serve paneer pulao with onion tomato raita.

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how to make paneer pulao or paneer peas pulav  with step by step photo recipe:

how to cook rice:

  1. firstly, in a large vessel add water, bay leaf, salt and oil. oil helps to get non sticky rice.
    paneer pulao recipe
  2. once the water begins to boil, add 1 cup of washed and soaked basmati rice. i have soaked rice for 15 minutes.
    paneer pulao recipe
  3. cook the rice till they are soft and yet hold shape.
    paneer pulao recipe
  4. drain the rice and keep aside.
    paneer pulao recipe

paneer pulao recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large pan heat ghee / clarified butter.
    paneer pulao recipe
  2. saute paneer / cottage cheese till they turn golden brown. do not over stir as paneer will break.
    paneer pulao recipe
  3. take off the fried paneer / cottage cheese and keep aside.
    paneer peas pulav recipe
  4. in the same, pan add cumin, cinnamon stick, cloves and black pepper.
    paneer peas pulav recipe
  5. saute them on low flame till they tun aromatic.
    paneer peas pulav recipe
  6. further add thinly sliced onions and saute till they change colour.
    paneer peas pulav recipe
  7. also add ginger, garlic and green chilli. saute till the raw smell of ginger-garlic disappears.
    paneer peas pulav recipe
  8. now add tomato and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
    paneer peas pulav recipe
  9. add carrot and peas or any vegetables of your choice. saute well.
    paneer peas pulav recipe
  10. furthermore, add red chili powder, garam masala powder and salt.
    paneer peas pulav recipe
  11. saute till the oil starts to release from the tomato.
    paneer pulao recipe
  12. now add crumbled paneer / cottage cheese and mix well.
    paneer pulao recipe
  13. also add cooked rice and mix gently.
    paneer pulao recipe
  14. mix very gently without breaking rice grains. also add 4 tbsp of milk or water if the rice is dry and needs some moisture.
    paneer pulao recipe
  15. place the fried paneer on the prepared pulao.
    paneer pulao recipe
  16. also cover and simmer for 5 minutes, till the rice absorbs all the flavours.
    paneer pulao recipe
  17. mix well and transfer to a serving plate.
    paneer pulao recipe
  18. also garnish with fried paneer pieces, coriander and crumbled paneer.
    paneer pulao recipe
  19. finally, serve paneer pulao with onion tomato raita.
    paneer peas pulav recipe


  • firstly, cook use basmati rice for more flavours. however, paneer pulao can also be prepared with leftover rice.
  • additionally, add more green chilis to increase the spiciness.
  • also never cook the panner for longer time as they turn hard and rubbery.
  • instead of tomatoes, add a tbsp of curd after sauting vegetables. or squeeze lemon juice at the end.
  • finally, paneer pualo taste great when prepared spicy and served hot.


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