Paneer Pulao Recipe

Paneer Pulao Recipe

You can make paneer rice or paneer pulao any time or for any special occasion. Paneer pulao made with basmati rice, green peas, paneer chunks and spices taste scrumptious.

Ingredients for Paneer Mutter Pulao

  • Basmati rice - 1 cup (200 grams)
  • Paneer - 200 grams
  • Green peas - 1/2 cup 
  • Ghee - 2-3 tbsp
  • Green coriander - 2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Salt - more than 1 tsp (or as per taste)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Brown cardamom - 2
  • Cinnamon stick - 1/2 inc
  • Clove - 3-4
  • Black pepper - 8-10
  • Lemon - 1

How to make Paneer Mutter Pulao

Wash rice and soak them for 1/2 hour. Cook rice in microwave, pressure cooker or in any other vessel. 

Dice paneer in 1/2 inch square chunks. Take some ghee in a pan and heat sufficiently. When oil is moderately heated, place paneer chunks in pan for frying. Keep flipping them from time to time until they turn golden brown in color. Take out the chunks once fried. Coarsely ground clove, black pepper, cardamom (peeled) and cinnamon stick. Add cumin seeds and coarsely grounded spices in left over ghee in wok and saute for few minutes. Add ginger paste and saute for few minutes. Now add green peas, stir all ingredients for 1 minute. Cover and cook the peas for 1-2 minutes.

Now add boiled rice, fried paneer chunks and salt into it and mix all ingredients really well. Also add lemon juice and mix again nicely. Turn off the flame and take out pulao in a plate. Paneer pulao is ready, garnish it with green coriander leaves and it will be ready to gulp!

Serve steaming hot paneer pulao with curd, chutney or pickle and relish eating. 


  • You can skip the use of lemon juice as per your preference. 
  • For 2-3 members
  • Time - 40 minutes