Jul 5, 2012

Moti Pulao

Moti pulao means pearl pulao this pulao is a light one and a different recipe. When we get bored with normal paneer pulao this will be a change to your taste buds. Lighly fried paneer balls will look like peals in the flavord rice. I fried them in to light golden with a white shade. You can fry paneer balls in to dark golden color. Mothi pulao FOR MOTI'S :---
Paneer  ---  100 gms
Cashewnut powder --- 2 tab sp
Corn starch (cornflour) ---  1 1/2 tea sp
Red chilli powder  --- a pinch
Garam masala  --- a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Basmati rice  --- 2 cups
Ginger -- 1/2 inch piece chopped
Garlic cloves  --- 4 finely chipped
Cloves  -- 6
Cardamom -- 3
Cinamon -- 1 inch stick broken
Green peas  --- 1/2 cup
Ghee -- 1 tab sp
Salt to taste
Silver wark --- 2 sheets optional to cover the paneer balls to make your pulao more interesting.
1. Wash and soak rice in four cups of water for ten minutes.
2. Cook rice till cooked and spread in a plate to cool.
3. Mash paneer in to a smooth dough, add cashewnut powder, salt to taste, corn starch, red chilli powde and garam masala
4. Knead paneer mixture in to smooth dough and make small balls(green pea size).
5. Heat oil in a deep frying pan and deep fry this paneer balls till light golden. Keep them with light golden with little white color so that they look like pearls.
6. Remove paneer balls from oil and set a side.
7. Now heat 1 tab sp ghee in a frying pan add cloves, cadamom, cinamon stick, 
chopped ginger, chopped garlic and fry for a while.
8. Add boiled green peas, fried paneer balls, cooked rice, salt to taste Mix well to combine everything. Take care that paneer balls should not broken.
Serve hot with any spicy gravy.
Take care when you add salt to this rice because we add salt in paneer mixture and rice also so check and adjust the salt.
This is my third recipe with the theme of Biriyani/ pulao for blogging marathon 18 th edition at Vallis spice your life lets check blogging marathon page


Chef Mireille said...

I love little paneer balls - they are so cute

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious dear

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious pulao..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely interesting moti pulao...

Priya said...

Wat an interesting and inviting moti pulao, will try out soon.

sushma said...

Nice pulao

vaishali sabnani said...

Padma the complete rice series has been wonderful...n this one tops the list..all recipes book marked!

Champa said...

Nice one.

PJ said...

Lovely pulao!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

tempting rice!!!


Srivalli said...

I have been planning to make this..looks so good..

Spandana said...

The paneer balls look cute. The pulao looks very delicious!

Follow foodie said...

Looks yum


Jayanthi said...

wonderful idea of making paneer balls and it looks awesome.

Suma Gandlur said...

Love that contrast of white rice and those cute pearly paneer and peas.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks wonderful....

Pavani said...

Very interesting pulao. Adding paneer balls is so clever and innovative.. Looks delicious.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

That is one tremendous pulao! Looks awesome!

Uma said...

How are you Rekha? Lovely rice dish with a tempting pic.

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