Paneer Pulao - Spicy Steamed Rice with Paneer and Matar

Matar paneer pulao | Easy pulao recipe | Party recipe | Festive meals
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Recipe / food styling / photography by - Sunayana Gupta





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Paneer Pulao  is the classic combination of matar and paneer. this exotic Matar Paneer Pulao is just perfect for any party menu. It can be paired with most of the festive curries and raita dishes and can also be savored with simple green salad. Though the recipe is quite simple, but the aroma and flavors are a treasure trove for paneer lovers.

Paneer Pulao is also a recipe for those days when you want to treat your family with a special platter or you can cook it on a festive day.  Well, for us any day becomes festive or special if you get these kind of delectable home cooked dishes to eat.

For more Paneer Recipes do check out -

Kaju Paneer Curry

Paneer Cutlets

Paneer bhurji the easiest way

Tawa paneer sabzi

Matar paneer curry

Paneer & oatmeal dosa



Special meals at home is something that everyone is fond of! So make your special meals with this very delicious platter that we are sharing with you. Serve Matar Paneer Pulao with Punjabi style Bhindi curry, Kadai Egg Curry, Lauki Kofta or Punjabi Choley.  Team with Ajwain Puris or Masala Puris, Bhature and pickles of choice.

Also, do check our section for Weight Loss Recipes where we have given you multiple options to cook healthy and low calorie foods for everyday meals!



Paneer Pulao - Spicy Steamed Rice with Paneer and Matar

Paneer Pulao is the classic combination of matar and paneer. this exotic Matar Paneer Pulao that is just perfect for any dinner recipes menu. It can be paired with most of the festive curries and raita dishes and can also be served with simple green salad.

Preparation Time : 1 hr.15 minutes (Including soaking time) minute
Cooking Time : 1 hr.15 minutes (Including soaking time)minute

Category : Rice
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Servings : 0 servings

Author : Sunayana Gupta

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Recipe Ingredients

  • Basmati rice – 2 cups
  • Paneer – 200 gms.
  • Green peas – 2 cups
  • Onion (Sliced) – 1 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green chilly – 2-3
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – To taste
  • Water – 2 1/2 cups (For pressure cooking)
  • Oil – 3-4 tsp

Whole spices –

  • Bay leaf – 2
  • Black cardamom – 2
  • Black peppercorns – 5-8
  • Cumin seeds – 1 1/2 tsp

How to make Paneer Pulao - Spicy Steamed Rice with Paneer and Matar

  • Wash n soak rice in sufficient water for half an hour. Strain away the excess water and keep aside.
  • Cut paneer into 1 inch pieces. Now, heat oil in a pressure cooker and shallow fry paneer till golden. Trasfer to a plate. In the same oil add cumin seeds, bay leaves, black peppercorns, black cardamom and allow to crackle.
  • To this add green chilly, sliced onion & fry till they attain a lovely brown color. Add ginger garlic paste, garam masala pd, coriander pd, red chilly powder and saute till the masala leaves oil.
  • Add soaked rice and give a good mix. Saute for 2 minutes so that all the flavors come together.
  • Now add water, salt, green peas and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles or till the peas are cooked well. Remove from flame.

When the pressure settles, open the lid. Mix in the golden paneer pieces and serve hot as suggested above.

Tip –

  • To add on the flavors, add some assorted veggies of choice and dry fruits!





  • Name
  • Paneer Pulao - Spicy Steamed Rice with Paneer and Matar
  • Sub name
  • Matar paneer pulao | Easy pulao recipe | Party recipe | Festive meals
  • Category
  • Rice
  • Cuisine
  • North Indian
  • Key ingredients
  • Basmati rice, green peas and paneer
  • Technicality
  • Medium
  • Preparation time
  • 1 hr.15 minutes (Including soaking time)
  • Cooking time
  • 1 hr.15 minutes (Including soaking time)
  • Servings
  • 0
  • Equipment used
  • Pressure cooker
  • Steps
  • 0
  • Created date
  • 2017-03-19 14:23:57

About Sunayana Gupta

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Hi,

I am founder, recipe creater, blogger and food photographer for this website. Here we provide you with some lip smacking veg. and egg recipes that you can easily replicate in your kitchen and create a soulful platter for your family & friends following our serving suggestions. From some regional Indian cuisine to popular recipes from around the globe, our focus is to make cooking easy for you with simple to follow steps, staple ingredients and accessible cooking techniques.

After you try any of our recipe, we are longing back to hear from you as your feedback means a lot to us. Hope you enjoy cooking and together we share some enticing ideas and tips.

Happy cooking!