Quick Matar Paneer Pulao

5 from 1 vote

Easy and quick pulao recipe prepared using green Masala, paneer, peas, potato and khada or whole masala tastes amazing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch
Servings 5


  • Basmati Rice – 1cup
  • Paneer cubes – 1/4th cup
  • Peas or matar – 1/4th cup I used frozen
  • Potato – 1small washed, peeled cut into small cubes
  • Green capsicum – ½ medium or 1 small cut into small cubes
  • Lemon juice – 1tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Warm water – 2cups
  • Salt
  • For Tempering – Cumin seeds or Caraway seeds Shahi Jeera – 1tsp
  • Bay leaf/ tejpatta – 1small
  • Black papers – 8-9
  • cloves – 2
  • Green cardamom – 2-3
  • Star anise – 1
  • Cinnamon stick – 1/4 inch
  • Onion – 1medium thinly Sliced
  • Green Chili – 1-2 slit
  • For Green Paste – Garlic Cloves – 3-4
  • Ginger – ½ inch
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped – ½ cup
  • Coriander seeds – 1tsp
  • Grated coconut – 2tbsp


  • Wash and soak good quality basmati rice for 15-20 minutes. Drain off the water.
  • Wash, peel and cut a potato into cubes. Keep in salt water.
  • Blend coriander leaves, garlic cloves, ginger, coriander seeds, grated coconut into a fine paste. Keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a presser cooker.
  • Add cumin or Caraway seeds, bay leaf, Black papers, cloves, Star anise, Cinnamon stick, Green Cardamom. Let them sizzle.
  • Add thinly sliced onion and slit green chilies. Cook till translucent.
  • Add all vegetables and paneer. Mix well.
  • Add green paste mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add soaked, drained rice, salt, lemon juice. Sauté for a minute. Add 2 cups warm water.
  • Cover the lid and cook pulao on medium flame till 2 whistles.
  • Allow pressure cooker to cool down before opening it. Keep as it is for 1-2 minutes. Use a fork and fluff the rice.
  • Serve hot with raita and Papad.


Use vegetables of your choice.
Dry fruits can be used for richer taste.

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