Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Paneer Pulav

1.Basumathi rice 2 cups
2.Potato 2(chopped)
3.Cauliflower 10 flowerettes
4.Onion 2 (chopped)
5.Peas 1 cup
6.Paneer cubes (made from one litre of milk-refer below)
7.Cinnamom,cardamom,bayleaf,cloves each few
8.Cumin seeds half a tsp
9.Red chilli powder half a tsp
10.Oil and salt as required
11.Lemon 1

To prepare paneer:
Heat milk.When it starts boiling pour one cup of curd or lemon juice.
Soon it curdles the milk,Stain through a clean muslin cloth,and hang on.
When water is drained well twist the cloth,keep on a flat plate and put another plate
on top.After half an hour remove the plate and cut paneer into cubes.

1.Soak rice for 15 minutes.Drain water and fry with ghee.Keep aside.
2.Heat oil in a kadai and fry paneer cubes till light brown onboth sides.
Blanch it in warm water.Keep aside.
3.Fry onion and potato till brown. Keep aside.
4.Take a Deep curved kadai and fry cardamom,cinnamom ,bay leaves and clove with oil.
Add cumin seeds,peasand cauliflower. Fry for few minutes.
5.Pour three cups of water.Add salt and chilli powder.
When it starts boiling addrice,fried potatoes and half of the paneer cubes.
Mix gently.Reduce the flame and cook rice for 20 minutes.
6.Squeeze lemon juice and mix well.
Serve hot with fried onion and the remaining paneercubes on top.

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