How to make Pudina Paneer Pulao-SK Khazana -

Plenty of fresh mint leaves make this pulao very fragrant and refreshing

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fresh mint leaves (ताज़े पुदीने के पत्ते ), Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Pudina Paneer Pulao-SK Khazana

Pudina Paneer Pulao-SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pudina Paneer Pulao-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Fresh mint leaves 1 cup

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) cubed 250 grams

  • Basmati rice soaked and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 2-3 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Black peppercorns 10-12

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Medium onions sliced 2

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add cinnamon, peppercorns, cloves and green chillies, mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add onions and sauté till lightly browned. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add mint leaves, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add ½ cup yogurt and mix well.

Step 4

Add cottage cheese, rice, salt and 3 cups water, mix well, cover and cook till the rice is fully done.

Step 5

Garnish with mint leaves and serve hot.

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