Monday, November 17, 2014

Paneer Lemon Rice

Paneer, this famous Indian cheese is everyone's favourite at home and my fridge will always have this cheese. If i dont have enough time to make paneer at home, as like everyone i'll go for the store bought ones. Paneer is a very versatile cheese and this paneer cheese can be cooked with anything or  can be cooked as anything. From starter to dessert, paneer can be prepared in many different dishes. However my favourite dish with paneer is always the North Indian side dishes especially butter masala or tikka masala. But my today's recipe goes for a different rice dish. Usually we make lemon rice simply with lemon juice, cooked rice with usual spices, but for a change i tried adding some leftover paneer cubes along with, trust me pan roasted paneer cubes added to the lemon rice makes a different delicious rice dish. Paneer while having with gives this mild tangy lemon rice gives an excellent taste and texture, we simply loved it.

Paneer lemon rice, Lemon rice with paneer cubes

I'll be posting three different dishes with lemon as main ingredients for the next two days from today onwards.Am running my second week of blogging marathon from today and i picked a fabulous theme,yes my theme for this week is lemon recipes.Lemon, this is also one among the favourite citrus fruits after orange, obviously there will be always some lemon in my fruit basket.Coming to this paneer lemon rice, you can pack this rice dish happily for anyone's lunch box, served along with a spicy potato fry one can have this rice without any fuss.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#46. 

2cups Cooked rice
1cup Paneer cubes
1/4cup Lemon juice
1tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Urad dal
1tsp Channa dal
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
3nos Dry red chillies
Few Cashews
1tsp Ginger (grated)
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Few curry leaves
1/4tsp Turmeric powder

Heat enough oil,let fry the mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal,curry leaves,dry red chillies,asafoetida powder.

Add the cashew and fry until they turns brown.

Pan roast the paneer cubes with few drops of oil.

Now add the slit opened green chillies, grated ginger, sauté for few seconds.

Add the turmeric powder,salt, cook for few minutes.

Meanwhile add the lemon juice to the cooked rice, pan roasted paneer cubes and toss everything gently.

Finally add the tempered spice mixture to the already prepared lemon rice.

Toss again everything gently until the rice gets well coated with the spices and paneer mixture.

Serve hot with spicy potato fries.

Lemon rice

Riz de Citron au paneer:

2tasses Le riz cuit
1tasse Paneer (coupes en cubes)
1/4tasses Jus de citron
1 c à café de graines de moutarde
1 c à café Lentille noire (Urid dal)
1 c à café Lentille Jaune (Channa dal)
2 Piments verts (coupes en deux)
3 Piments rouges secs
10 Noix de cajou
1 c à café de gingembre ( râpé )
1/4c à café Poudre de Asafoetida
Quelques feuilles de curry
1/4 c à café poudre de curcuma

Chauffer l'huile et laisser revenir les graines de moutarde, lentille noire , lentille jaune , feuilles de curry , piments rouges secs , poudre de assafoetida .

Ajouter les noix de cajou,les faire frire jusqu'à ce qu'ils brunissent .

Maintenant, ajoutez les piments verts , le gingembre râpé , faire revenir pendant quelques secondes .

Ajouter la poudre de curcuma , le sel , faire cuire pendant quelques minutes .

Dans une autre poele,faire frire les cubes de paneer avec quelques gouttes d'huile .

Pendant ce temps, ajouter le jus de citron au riz cuit, les cubes de paneer grillées et mélanger tout doucement .

Enfin, ajoutez le mélange d'épices au riz de citron déjà préparé .

Mélanger à nouveau tout doucement.

Servir chaud.


  1. A delicious twist to the regular lemon rice...I'm sure my kids will love this verison

  2. Paneer in lemon rice sounds very interesting combination.. looks nice..

  3. Adding paneer to the lemon rice is so interesting..must be delicious..anything with paneer wins anyway.

  4. Lovely vibrant color and great pictures make this rice so appetizing!

  5. Lemon rice with Paneer. Sounds good. Will try soon.

  6. yum yum yummy!! adding paneer to lemon rice makes it soooo good!!

  7. lovely combination...would love to try

  8. Nice twist to traditional lemon rice.

  9. Paneer and lemon new combo. Would love to try for sure.

  10. wow love the idea of adding paneer to lemon rice :) must have tasted delicious , I want that bowl full now !!

  11. Wow Priya I love the use of paneer in lemon rice.It will certainly pep up the protein quotient of the dish.

  12. Very nice and creative!...would love to make this anytime..

  13. Paneer and lemon very interesting combination Priya looks yumm..

  14. a beautifully presented dish love paneer lemon rice.

  15. Very innovative adding paneer to lemon rice!

  16. I've got some paneer in the fridge and you are tempting me to make this tomorrow

  17. Nice idea to add paneer to lemon the caramelized paneer peeping out of the tangy lemon rice

  18. Wow, love the addition of paneer to good old lemon rice -- makes it a wholesome meal.

  19. Nice variation for lemon rice..looks delicious!


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