Yum! Slurrrp! Paneer tikka pulao! 

It is one of the greatest rice recipe I have invented so far. Result was so amazing that I have made this 8-9 times this year. Basically, whenever we eat in park, I make pulao n choley(masala chickpeas) to take along with. 
So I keep trying little variation to pulaos. This is bestest of all my experiments. So I thought of clicking a pic first than serve this time because it furrrs (flies) within few minutes without giving me a chance to click.
See, this pulao needs two time garlic to be added. Without garlic I have never made it so pls don’t accuse me if it doesn’t turns good without garlic.

Ingredients – For 2-3 people.

For Tikka –
1 Cup frozen or fresh paneer (cottage cheese) tiny cubes 

1/4 Cup thick curd

1 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp salt

1 Tbsp red chili powder

1/2 Tsp turmeric powder

1 Tbsp dry coriander powder

1/4 Tsp cloves powder

4 – 6 Tbsps grated fresh garlic 

Preparation – 

Mix all very well in a bowl and keep aside for 1 hour. Bake in a baking tray for 30 minutes at 250 Degrees till paneer cubes are little brown or corners are dark brown. Take it all in a plate and scrap the not too much burnt masala too alongwith. 

For pulao
2 Cups presoaked basmati or long grain rice

1 Cup peas fresh or frozen

4 Flowers of star aniseed

1/2 Tsp cloves powder

1/2 Tsp green cardamom powder

1 Tbsp salt

6 Tbsps desi ghee(butter oil)

4-5 Cups of water

1 Tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)

2-4 Tbsps of grated fresh garlic


 In a cooker (yes cooker) heat up the desi ghee and add grated garlic till it is dark brown. Add rice and all other things.Close the lid and take 1 whistle in high flame and two whistles on lowest flame. After that close the flame.
Final mixing – 
Now after 15 minutes add baked paneer tikkas to this pulao and mix well. Close the cooker lid and put on lowest flame for 4-5 minutes and close the flame. 
This pulao goes (very very very) well with raita made of carrots, green chili, red onions and curd. 


2 thoughts on “Yum! Slurrrp! Paneer tikka pulao! 

  1. Roydin

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    • Prachi Varshney

      Wow! Sounds great! But I live in Qatar! If you wish, you can post this in my FB food group ChatniSonth. Join there and I will post. 4000 plus members and chefs from India and other countries! 🙏🏻💐


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