Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mint, Paneer & Soyachunks Pulao~~Pressure Cooker Method

Am not very much good in writing an intro, whenever i want to write each of my posts i used to break my head to come up with a brief introduction. Few of my blogger buddies write so many marvellous introduction while writing in their space, everytime while going through their spaces i was awestruck to see their way of writing, hope a day i'll write as they do.

I can cook up anything with paneer, coz its our family favourite cheese. We simply love it as anything in anything, obviously a packet of paneer gets vanished very much quickly. Sometimes i do have to prepare fresh paneer at home with low fat milk..When Kalyani choosed paneer and mint leaves as magic ingredients for this month's of Magic Mingle, i was really excited to try out dishes with this both ingredients. After a long, i prepared this super flavourful pulao in pressure cooker with soyachunks,paneer and freshly prepared mint paste.This pulao tastes absolutely marvellous and definitely flavourful one pot meal.You can serve this pulao as sunday special lunch with your choice of meats or raitas.

2cups Basmati Rice
1cup Paneer (cubed)
1/2cup Soyachunks (cooked)
1no Onion (chopped lengthwise)
1no Green chilly (slit opened)
1tsp Cumin seeds
1no Bayleaf
1cup Yogurt

To Grind:
1cup Mint leaves (chopped)
8nos Pepper corns
1tbsp Fennel seeds
2nos Cloves
1/2inch Cinnamom Stick
1/4cup Grated Coconut
2nos Dry red chillies

Grind everything from the list 'To Grind' as fine paste by adding few drops of water and keep aside.Soak the basmati rice for 15minutes in enough water.

Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker, add the cumin seeds,bayleaf  and let them get fried, add the chopped lengthwise onion,slit opened green chilly,salt and saute for few minutes..

Now add the cooked soyachunks,cubed paneer,saute for few minutes,finally add the grounded paste,cook for few more minutes.

Add the yogurt, two cups of water to the cooking spices,bring everything to boil.Now add the soaked basmati rice to pressure cooker,give a stir,close the cooker with the lid and cook upto three hisses.

Once the steam gets released, serve hot with raitas of your choice.


  1. That looks really nice. I am thinking on the same grounds for the Magic Mingle.

  2. Such a lovely and flavorful dish..

  3. Delicious Pulao. Perfectly made with paneer and mint. Love the addition of soya chunks.
    As a matter of co-incidence, I too have posted soya chunks peas pulao today for the blog hop.

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  4. Way too tempting combination Priya.. pass me that bowl for my lunch ... i can feel the aroma of fresh herbs seeing the picture itself.

  5. Simple and healthy, love it :)

  6. This is definitely something my family will love... Love all the ingredients going in.

  7. Nice pulao. I see though pressure cooked the grains are fluffy and separate. It never works out that way with me :(

  8. very flavorful n tasty pulao with paneer n mint, looks so inviting...loved the grinding mint masala...will try it soon :)

  9. Pulao looks delicious with minty flavour.

  10. Wow!!!!such a colorful and flavorful pulao,looks yummy.......

  11. There is nothing wrong with your writing,Priya :)I like your short and sweet intros. Just noticed that you changed the blog name :) Pulao looks scrumptious

  12. This sound sooooo delicious!!!!!


  13. sounds and looks so flavorful and yummy...and it has paneer, my fav!

  14. I love mint in my rice and with paneer this must have been awesome.Look so good.

  15. Hey,
    I liked the paneer and soy combination. I make organic burgers and often make koftas with both, but with rice looks very promising. A power pack meal for those lousy days(wink)

  16. Very healthy and flavorful one pot meal

  17. Nice inviting one-pot meal !! super dish !!

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  18. Perfectly done Priya, I don't use the pressure cooker because sometimes the rice turns out mushy,very flavorful..

  19. Very yummy Priya, looks so delicious.

  20. Mint anf Paneer are truly flavorful comination. Love it anytime.

  21. Lovely and healthy combination.. nice color :)
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  22. i am a fan of pulaos and also soya chunks...this is absolutely delicious and flavourful one, would love to try this :)

  23. Wow so easy n yummy

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  24. Wonderful looking rice,loved the colour....

  25. Wow..really awesome..i liked all the ingredients..nice yummy yummy..bookmarking this..:)

  26. the ingredients must've brought a burst of flavours..looks awesome

  27. Pressure cooked? Yet it looks as if it was cooked like the traditional biryani.

  28. Lovely pulav, my kids are not a big fan of paneer, I was also planning to do something on this level of course not with soya., looks so nice...

  29. Yum sounds like a flavorful and delicious rice.

  30. Hey Priya,
    Your delicious and innovative recipes will win the heart and soul of your readers, Priya.

    The pulao looks very delicious.
    Please to link it to the event I am hosting.
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  31. looks delecious... soya is my fav and il def be making this :)

  32. Looks yum Priya. What others may say in reams you say with your wonderful recipes. So do not feel sorry abt your intro.

  33. looks wonderful...even though i m not a soya fan...i will use chick peas...!!the minty flavor of rice is awsum.

  34. Hi Priya, I am marking this recipe for my Sunday lunch this weekend. Really liked the ingredients used!Thanks for sharing.

  35. Remarkable hence bookmarking for Weekend lunch.

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