My apologies for disappearing for such a long time. But I am back with another healthy and quick recipe. J..! Who does not love rice..!! sometimes rice is considered healthier than wheat.. especially when you wanna loose that extra fat ;)…!

So below is one more variation recipe of Rice – Paneer Phunida Pulao..!!!

Paneer Pulao


Paneer Phudina Pulao


  • 2 ½ cup Basmati rice
  • Half a bunch Fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 100gms Paneer (cottage cheese) chopped 1 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. chopped ginger
  • 1 1/2 tbsps. chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. green chili paste
  • 4 1/2 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 4-6 Green cardamoms
  • 4-6 Cloves
  • 2-3 Black cardamoms
  • 5-6 Black peppercorns
  • ¾ cup Yogurt (whisked)
  • Salt to taste
  • a pinch of sugar
  • Oil for frying
  • Ghee 3 tablespoons


  • Soak basmati rice in three cups of water for half an hour.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry paneer to a golden color.
  • Drain onto an absorbent kitchen towel.
  • Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed pan.
  • Add bay leaves, green cardamoms, cloves, black cardamoms and peppercorns.
  • When they begin to crackle, add ginger, garlic and chili paste.
  • Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the onions turn translucent.
  • Mix well and stir in yogurt / tomato puree and cook for two to three minutes.
  • Add two and three fourth cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Add salt and slight Garam masala
  • Drain and add rice.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add half the chopped mint leaves and mix lightly.
  • Cover pan and cook on low heat for about eight to ten minutes or till rice is completely cooked.
  • Mix in fried paneer pieces and serve hot garnished with the remaining mint leaves or coriander..!

Paneer Pudhina Pulao