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Paneer Pulao | No Onion No Garlic Paneer Pulav
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Paneer Pulao | No Onion No Garlic Paneer Pulav

Paneer Pulao, an absolute delight for all the paneer and rice lovers. Aroma rich basmati rice is cooked with fried Paneer and stir-fried veggies along with whole garam masala and Indian Spices. This is a quick and easy to make Pulao variety and rich in taste. This is a No Onion No Garlic Paneer Pulao. Serve this yummy dish with your favorite raita and enjoy the dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Rice Varieties
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • 1 Cup Rice We can use Basmati or Sona Kasoori or any Raw Rice
  • 250 gms Paneer Cubed, immersed in hot water
  • 1/4 Cup Green Peas
  • 1/4 Cup Carrot Chopped
  • 10-12 Leaves Mint Leaves
  • Salt As Needed
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves Chopped

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1" Stick Cinnamon
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tbsp Cashew
  • 2 Green Chili Slit
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Chopped


  • Wash rice and soak it in water for 20mins
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add paneer cubes and fry in low flame till it is golden brown color on all sides. Take these Fried Paneer and soak in warm water to return its softness
  • In the same pan, add ghee and fry the whole garam masalas (bayleaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns) for a minute
  • Then add slit green chili followed by ginger and saute for few seconds 
  • Add cashews and fry till light brown color. Then add green peas and carrots and stir-fry veggies in medium to high flame without burning them for 4-5 minutes
  • Then, add the mint leaves along with drained rice along with fry for a minute. After a minute, add Fried Paneer Cubes along with water and salt and give a good mix
  • Bring the water to boil and cook the rice till all the water evaporates. Then close the pan with a lid and cook the rice in low flame for 12-15 mins
  • Once the rice is cooked and becomes soft, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot
  • Serve the delicious Paneer Pulao with your favorite Raita and enjoy this simple and yummy Rice with your family!



  1. If you are a spice lover, then you can try grinding green chili, ginger and paste that will add more spice than tempering them
  2. Always soak basmati rice or any rice for at least 20-30 mins. That will make the rice cook faster and the rice will be fluffy
  3. Soak the Cubed Paneer in hot water till we add it to rice that will help the paneer to be soft


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g