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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mushroom - Paneer(Cottage Cheese) Pulao

Pulao is a simple one pot meal to quick fix on a busy hectic day.Though pulao can be varied to one's own desires and tastes.To me,I love mushrooms a lot and so,the mushroom pulao is equally enticing one to the taste buds.Though I started initially to prepare the mushroom pulao alone but then found a small brick of cottage cheese in the refrigerator and so thought to add it too.And that was good and flavorful with mushroom.Mushrooms and Cottage cheese/ paneer both are healthy and nutritious.Easy way to sneak in kids lunch pack too..All loved the pulao with salad and pappad!!






Ingredients
basmati rice 1cup
mushroom  8 oz(200 gm) chopped in large chunks
paneer 1/2 cup cube sized
chilly powder 1/2tsp
turmeric powder 1/2tsp
garam  masala 1/2tsp
onion  2 chopped medium sized
whole garam masala (cinnamon 1''piece,cloves 3-4,cardamom 3,bay leaves 2)
oil 3tsp
ghee 1 tbsp
water 2cups
salt


to grind
ginger-garlic paste 2 tsp
green chillies 3 chopped
mint leaves 2 tsp chopped
coriander leaves 2tsp chopped




Method
-Wash and soak the basmati rice for 20 minutes.
-Grind the grinding ingredients to a smooth paste.
-Heat oil in a pan and fry the whole garam masala mentioned.Add the onion and saute till translucent. Add the chopped mushroom and fry till the water starts evaporating.Add the paneer pieces and fry.
-Heat ghee in another pan and add the washed rice into it.Fry the rice in the ghee for 5-7minutes.Put off the flame.
-In the mean time,add the spices in the first pan with mushroom,saute.Add the ground mix into it,wait till the raw smell disappears and oil starts separating.
-Add 2 cups of water and salt.Wait till the first boil comes,add the fried rice into it.Cover and cook on medium heat for another 10-15minutes.
-The rice is cooked with the spices and wait for the water to completely dry up,then its ready to serve!!
-Serve with any raitha ,pickle and papad !!


Servings ~3adults

NOTES
*You can omit the paneer and make mushroom alone or vice versa.
*I served it with cucumber salad and papad.
*Change the amount of water according to your rice packet instructions.

Check out other Rice recipes here   &   Raitha / Salads recipes here.




Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Kaveri @ Palakkad Chamayal


Sending this to Let's cook Rice hosted by Radhika @ Tickling Palates


Also sending this to Valentines Day Special event hosted by Anzz @ Anzz Cafe


39 comments:

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..........super inviting pulao.....healthy too.

The addition of paneer makes it awesome.....superb

Neetz said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb Julie. definitely gonna try this :)

ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

The pulav looks tempting...will try it tis weekend!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

The pulao looks so perfect and mouthwatering, mushroom and paneer, what a combo..

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

i do mushrooms pulav.didnt added paneer..looks hot n rich..makes me hungry

ieatonline said... Best Blogger Tips

the biriyani luks yummy, Julie..

cheers,
Sona - Quick Picks

ieatonline said... Best Blogger Tips

the biriyani luks yummy, Julie..

cheers,
Sona - Quick Picks

Susan and Abraham said... Best Blogger Tips

bookmarked.will be trying it out soon

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Yum Yum Combo and a very inviting Pulao.Its an easy n useful recipe for Rice variation.

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

Mushroom and paneer nice combo and the pulao looks so yummy and tempting...nice preparation dear !!
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PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious looking mushroom paneer pulao :)

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks delicious Julie...
Thanks for linking

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious combo...Yummy rice..

Zoe said... Best Blogger Tips

Mushrooms and cottage cheese is a delicious combination. This looks very delicious.

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

nice pulao!tasty,loaded with flavour and healthy too.

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply delicious!!!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

The paneer pulav is awesome Julie..Super tempting and delicious.

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Pulao looks so yum and flavorful. Nice combo

@lekshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy pulao........nice clicks

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and yummy one pot meal.nice combo of paneer and mushroom

Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

rice looks yummy, inviting..

La @ FoodSlice said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy one pot meal

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy delicous pulao...

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

mushroom and paneer are my fave ingredients. as this one has both, this is gonna be my favourite..should give it a try

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

yummilicious Julie, love anything with mushrooms..

Anisha Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

The pulao looks tempting... love Mushrooms and Paneer...

Kalyani's Platter said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious ....

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting and flavourful one pot meal.

keralapscinfo said... Best Blogger Tips

wow its great

keralapscinfo said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

Mushroom and I are very good friends; love your combination of ingredients.
Rita

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice pulav n lovely combo..

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely combo and a delicious pulao..nice preparation..

Rumana Rawat said... Best Blogger Tips

Very innovative pulao dear:)

Pushpa said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my fav pulao,delicious.

Gauri Trivedi said... Best Blogger Tips

Rice, Paneer and Mushrooms..all my favorites..thanks for posting.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking pulao, love it with some raita.

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum pulao

Pavithra R said... Best Blogger Tips

I like making Pulao because they are simpler than Biriyani & tastes just like Biriyani or even better. And this one in specific is a rich Pulao because of both mushroom & paneer. Love the exotic look of it! I got mushroom with me today, will buy Paneer tomorrow & this is gonna be my lunch. Thanks Julie!