I'm too lazy to write the story behind this recipe! :) but all I want to say is - This is the easiest paneer item you can make in minutes! Inspired by Edible Garden, I just didn't want to miss doing this. Makes for a great lunch box item and also makes for a perfect rice dish to serve when you have guests at home for lunch or dinner. You could either have it with raitha or just enjoy it plain as it is. I made aloo capsicum curry along with this, but was too hungry to take pictures of the curry! (soowieee!! :( you could email me for the aloo capsicum recipe, I'd be more than glad to share it with you) 

Paneer cubes 1 cup
Onions, finely chopped 2
Green peas, frozen 1/2 cup
Basmati rice 2 cups
Pepper corns 12
Cinnamon 2 sticks
Eilichi/ cardamom 4
Cloves 2
Bay leaves 2
Green chilli 4
Jeera/ cumin seeds 1 tsp
Salt As needed
Oil 3 tbsp


1. Soak basmati rice in water for about 20 minutes. Drain while using.

2. Grind pepper, cinnamon, eilichi and cloves to a fine powder.

3. In a pan heat a tbsp of oil and shallow fry the paneer till golden brown and set aside.

4. In a separate pan, heat two tbsp of oil, add jeera once it starts spluttering add green chillis and onion. Saute them till they turn transparent.

5. Now add the ground powder and mix well. Stir in the green peas, paneer, salt and mix well.

6. Add the soaked rice and two cups of water, give it another stir. Cook for about 2 whistles in a pressure cooker. or the best thing to use would be an electric cooker if you have one.

Enjoy it with your favourite  side dish.


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