Jan 17, 2012

Paneer and Cashew Chutney Pulao

Here is my second recipe with paneer for Blogging Marathon.Paneer is one of the best protein source for vegetarians. Paneer is an Indian cheese originated from eastern part of India commonly known as chhena. Now a days paneer dishes are getting popular in South India also.So most of the recipes with paneer will be in north Indian flavors.Todays my recipe with paneer is a chutney flavored rice with paneer and cashew nut let's check how I made it....
For chutney:--
Fresh mint leaves -- 1/2 cup
Fresh coriander leaves --- 1 cup
Green chillies ---- 4
Garlic ---- 4 flakes
Salt --- 1/4 tea sp
Lemon juice ---- 2 tea sp
Roughly chop mint,coriander leaves,garlic,green chillies take them in to a mixer jar, add lemon juice, salt and grind to a fine paste with out adding water.
Remove from mixer jar set a side.
Other Ingredients:---
Basmati rice --- 1 1/2 cup
Paneer -- 100gms.
Cashew nuts --- 15
Curd ---- 1 tabsp
Oil --- 1 tab sp
Cumin seeds --- 1 tea sp
Salt to taste
1.Cut paneer in to 1/2 inch cubes.
2. Take 1 tab sp green chutney,curd,paneer pieces mix well to coat paneer pieces and set a side for 1/2 hour.
3.In the same time soak rice for 15 minutes.
4. Heat a tawa(dosa pan) sprinkle 1 tea sp oil arrange paneer pieces(if any curd and chutney mixture left in the bowl set a side)
5. Fry paneer pieces till they turn in to nice golden color and set a side.
6.Heat oil in a fry pan add cashew nuts fry till golden remove and set a side.
7.Now add cumin seeds to the oil then add soaked rice with 3 tab sp green chutney and 3cups of water, salt,paneer pieces,left over curd and chutney mixture stir and cover.
8.Let it cook till the rice become soft and completely cooked.
9. Now add fried cashew nuts.
Serve hot with onion raita
This is my 2nd recipe for blogging marathon 12 edition day 2 at valli's spice your life


MySpicyKitchen said...

Mouthwatering! I can have it right now, even for breakfast.. :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

combination itself seems flavorful. lovely dish

veena said...

Looks very yumm and rich. Love this combo

Harini said...

very flavorful !

kitchen queen said...

rich delicious and innovative pulao

Aarthi said...

Awesome recipe..A must try one


Unknown said...

The texture of paneer is tempting. I too thought of preparing pulao with paneer this time for BM#12. :-)

Priya Suresh said...

Wow thats a super flavourful pulao Rekha,loving it.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Great looking dish! I am insanely fond of Chutney Pulao! Addition of Paneer makes it a heavenly combo!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love the treatment to the paneer... yum!

HemasAdugemane said...

Nice to paneer recipes. I love paneer in any manner that's the reason i have put on more weight. Nowadays I have given up but these tempting dishes make me to eat them again.

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Srivalli said...

wow the picture looks so tempting!..

Indian Khana said...

Looks delicious ...am gud Rekha ..how abt u

Suma Gandlur said...

Umm yummy one!

vaishali sabnani said...

love paneer in any form...n this one is a complete meal.