Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Zafrani Paneer Pulao

I was planning to prepare some easy pulao with paneer cubes which i picked when we went to Indian groceries before a week...I really felt that store bought paneer packets are quiet easy and handy for making out any gravies or any other dishes when we are really craving for paneer dishs..I was bit lazy to prepare paneer at home,fortunately i can buy paneer packets here which wasnt that much easy before few years ago, i can definitely say that i can get any Indian spices or any other Indian veggies very much easier when compared few years back..Coming to this saffron paneer pulao, i prepared this fabulous zafrani paneer pulao for our sterday's lunch with some fried papads and chicken 65 and had a fantastic lunch..This pulao is very simple, but rich in flavour quiet easy to prepare and delicious with mild minty flavou...This paneer pulao suits incredibly for any get together, or any parties and y not as simple lunch box menu..This pulao is definitely very worth to try and we loved it.


2cups Basmati rice (cooked)
1cup Paneer cubes
10nos Saffron strands
1/4cup Hot water
1tsp Shah jeera
1no Onion (chopped lengthwise)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Cumin seed powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
Salt
1/2cup Mint leaves (chopped)
Oil

Soak the saffron strands in hot water and let them sit for half an hour..Heat enough oil in a large pan, add the shah jeera,let them crack..add immediately the chopped onions and stir until they turns transculent, now add the slit opened green chillies and chopped mint leaves, saute until the mint leaves shrinks...meanwhile heat few drops of oil and fry the paneer pieces on both sides until they turns golden brown, keep aside....Add the garam masala powder, cumin seeds powder, pepper powder,soaked saffron water to veggies and toss until the spice powders get well mixed...now add the already cooked basmati rice and toss gently also add the already fried paneer pieces to the rice and spices, toss everything gently..

Serve hot with any spicy side dish..

28 comments:

  1. quiet a quick & easy pulao & ya very delicious too...love anything with paneer...

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  2. delicious pulao!!...looks yummy!

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  3. Aha aha aha! Zafrani Paneer Pulao! Kalakkuringa!
    Yes, that is Pondy style kuzhambu!

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  4. perfect with all the richness of paneer and saffron...looks very tempting. This is a better idea for me to use paneer as I hardly use it. thanx

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  5. Priya,
    Lovely looking paneer pulao. I had tried Rohini's(curries and spices) paneer pulao for thanksgiving and it was such a hit. After I get home from vacation I would give this a shot too. Any hey, I am posting one of ur recipes that i tried for thanksgiving tomorrow. So come visit my spot to see how ur recipe turned out in my kicthen. :)

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  6. Superb!! I love the color that saffron renders to this pulao..

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  7. Very delicious and mouth watering pulao with panner:)

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  8. Perfect, easy and healthy pulao.

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  9. Wow never knew it was this simple.Zafrani Pulao reminds me of the movie Cheeni Kum,not sure if u've watched it.Bookmarking it:)

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  10. adding paneer in any rice recipe turns out wonderful isnt it..

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  11. Yummy and love to havve that bowl for lunch..can u pass to me pls

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  12. Recipe reminds me of the movie Cheeni kum :)Pulao looks yumm

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  13. Delicious puloa Priya. The name reminds me of Cheeni kum movie :)

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  14. wow .. thats one easy and delicious pulao..must try list..

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  15. easy, peasy, lemon squeazy..am sure the simplicty and taste complemented each other.

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  16. What a delicious dish Priya? Awesome...

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  17. A rich and elegant rice dish!

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  18. I love this pulao. One of my fav....

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  19. One of my favorite dish, looks fantastic. Would love to grab that bowl.

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  20. Delicious pulav Priya...looks so good :)

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  21. Paneer pulao looks delectable da! Tempting me to try soon..Love panner in any form..:)
    Wishing u & ur family Merry X'Mas & Happy New Year!!

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  22. Never tried thid pulav..Sounds rich and mouthwatering....

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  23. Hi priya,

    Pulao looks delicious and yummy!!!!!!!!

    Love to share an award with u . Kindly accept it

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  24. Wow wow such a flavorful and mouthwatering recipe dear looks so tempting superb entry....

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