Virat Indian Recipes

Virat Indian Recipes

Paneer Pulao

  • Makes 4 servings
  • Cooking Time: 15 mins
  • Source:
    Manufacturer Exporter of Pressure Cookers


long grained rice (basmati)
2 cups
1 tbsp
paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 25 mm. (1 inch) cubes
2 cups
chopped capsicum
1/4 cup
2 tsp
sliced onions
3/4 cup
finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1.5 tbsp
finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1.5 tbsp
green chilli paste
2 tsp
tomato puree
1/3 cup
garam masala
1 tsp
salt to taste
a pinch of sugar
fresh curds (dahi)
1/2 cup


Clean, wash and soak the rice in enough water for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the paneer and capsicum and saute on a medium flame till they turn light brown in colour. Remove and keep aside. In the same pressure cooker, add the butter, onions, ginger, garlic and green chilli paste, mix well and saute on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the tomato puree, garam masala, salt and sugar and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously. Add the curds, rice, paneer and 3.5 cups of hot water, mix gently and pressure cook on a high flame for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape using automatic/ natural release method, (refer handy tip ) before opening the lid. Serve hot.

Handy tip:

Natural release method: to use this method, remove the pressure cooker from the hot burner and let the pressure drop by cooling down naturally. It works best for grains and for beans that you might use for salads, as quick-releasing the pressure can cause the beans to split apart. Automatic release method: turn the pressure selector dial on the lid to the release position and the steam will release.

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