How to make Paneer Poha -

Pressed rice and paneer sautéed with spices, onions and tomatoes to gives a brand new twist to a classic poha recipe. Best served hot – this one is a nutritious healthy snack.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, Pressed rice

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Paneer Poha

Paneer Poha 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 : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Poha Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese fresh crumbled 1 cup

  • Pressed rice 2 cups

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onions 1 1/2 medium

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 12-15

  • Spring onions with greens 2

  • Ginger grated 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 4

  • Salt to taste

  • Tomatoes 2 medium


Step 1

Place pressed rice in a colander and pour water over to moisten it. Leave to drain for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 3

Finely chop onion.

Step 4

Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds to the pan and let them splutter. Add curry leaves and onions and sauté for a minute.

Step 5

Finely chop spring onions with greens and add and sauté till translucent. Add grated ginger. Roughly chop green chillies and add and mix well.

Step 6

Add crumbled cottage cheese and mix well. Add pressed rice and salt and mix well.

Step 7

Roughly chop tomatoes and add to the pan and mix well. Cook for a minute.

Step 8

Transfer onto a serving plate and serve hot.

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