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Paneer Moti Pulao

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These silver foil coated paneer balls make this pulao tasty and great to look at.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Preparation Time : 26-30 minutes

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings : 4

Paneer Moti Pulao

Main Ingredients

Paneer (cottage cheese), Basmati rice





Level Of Cooking



  • Paneer (cottage cheese)
    50 grams
  • Basmati rice cooked
    3 cups
  • Cashewnut powder
    2 tablespoons
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Cornflour/ corn starch
    1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Oil
    to deep fry
  • Saffron (kesar)
    a few strands
  • Milk
    2 tablespoons
  • Ghee
    2 tablespoons
  • Green cardamoms
  • Bay leaves
  • Cinnamon
    2 inch sti
  • Ginger-green chilli paste
    1 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    1 tablespoon
  • Fresh mint leaves chopped
    1 tablespoon
  • Silver warq
    2 sheets


Step 1

Mix paneer, cashewnut powder, salt and cornflour in a plate and knead into a smooth dough. Divide into small equal portions and roll into balls.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry paneer balls, on medium heat, till light golden brown.

Step 3

Drain on absorbent paper. Mix milk and saffron in a bowl and heat in a microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds.

Step 4

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add green cardamoms, cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon sticks and saute till fragrant.

Step 5

Add ginger and green chilli paste and saute for 1 minute. Add half the paneer balls and mix well.Add cooked rice, saffron milk and salt and mix lightly. Add coriander and mint leaves and mix.

Step 6

Coat the remaining paneer balls with silver foil. Transfer the pulao into a serving bowl, garnish with silver foil coated paneer balls and serve.

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