Recipe: Mattar Paneer Pulao (Green Peas & Cheese Pulao)

Mattar Paneer Pulao (Green Peas & Cheese Pulao)

Mattar Pulao is a Pakistani favorite and a staple rice dish. Here it has been enhanced by addition of fried Paneer.  This is a nice twist in the regular peas pulao recipe. It makes a perfect side dish on a family dinner and a absolute favorite main meal on a week day.

Check it out the Mattar Paneer Pulao (Green Peas & Cheese Pulao) recipe here!!

Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Ingredients:

  • 300 gm basmati rice
  • 2 potatoes, boiled
  • 2 eggs, boiled
  • 1 cup green peas, boiled
  • 2 cups cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 green chilies, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp hot spices
  • salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Rinse rice with few changes of water then soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or deep skillet.
  3. Place chopped onion in hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes or until turn golden brown.
  4. Add hot spices, 4 green chilies in it.
  5. Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Then add water and turmeric powder, red chili flakes, coriander and salt.
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add tomatoes, boiled peas and boiled potatoes in it.
  9. Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  10. Fry cheese cubes on each side for 2-3 minutes or until nicely golden.
  11. Put fried cheese in peas gravy.
  12. Add soaked rice with 1.5 glass of water.
  13. When rice level has rise, add 2 sliced boiled eggs in it.
  14. Let it simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
  15. Delicious Mattar Paneer Pulao is ready now
  16. Serve with pudina raita.

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