Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Paneer - Capsicum Pulav

Basmatice Rice - 3 cups
Water - 4 1/2 cups

Paneer cubes - 1 cup, 1 ½”  cubes 
Red & Green Bell peppers (capsicum) - 1 cup, diced
Onion - 2 medium, thinly sliced

Salt - to taste

Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red chillie powder - 1/2 tsp 
Pulav masala - 4 tsp
Butter - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 3 tbsp

For seasoning:
Bay leaves - 3
Cloves (lavang) - 8, coarse powder
Cardamom pods - 4, coarse powder
Dried red chillies - 4, tear and deseed
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Poppy seeds powder - 2 tsp

Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp

  1. Heat oil in a wide skillet, fry paneer cubes until golden. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, add capsicum pieces and onion, fry on high heat just until they turn a little soft. Add fried paneer cubes to the skillet.
  3. Add turmeric, salt, 1 tsp pulav masala, red chillie powder and mix well. Let fry for 2 minutes, remove and set aside 
  4. Turn on the electric rice cooker, let heat and add oil
  5. Add seasoning ingredients to the cooker in the order listed above. Fry for a minute until ginger garlic paste loses its raw smell 
  6. Add rice, 3 tsp pulav masala, salt. Mix well and let fry for 5 minutes
  7. Add water, cover and cook until done
  8. Remove rice to a wide tray, spread to cool just a little
  9. In an oven safe dish or tray, apply little butter on all sides
  10. Spread a layer of rice, followed by a layer of paneer and capsicum pieces. Continue layering, ending with layer of rice on top
  11. Cover and steam in the oven, at 250F for 10 minutes
  12. Remove and mix gently

1 comment:

Sorina said...

That looks delicious...you gave a nice blog, grate job!!!