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:

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

priya said... Reply To This Comment

delicious pulao!!...looks yummy!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suma Rajesh said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect

prasu said... Reply To This Comment

delicious pulao priya.

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

nice pulao with paneer

SE(Denufood) said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

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. :)

Ambika said... Reply To This Comment

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

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Very delicious and mouth watering pulao with panner:)

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect, easy and healthy pulao.

Nithya Praveen said... Reply To This Comment

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:)

Sumi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swarna said... Reply To This Comment

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

BangaloreBaker said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious.

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

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

Malar said... Reply To This Comment

What a delicious dish Priya? Awesome...

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

A rich and elegant rice dish!

Silpa said... Reply To This Comment

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

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious pulav Priya...looks so good :)

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

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!!

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

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

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya,

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

Love to share an award with u . Kindly accept it

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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