Easy Pineapple, Pea and Paneer Pulao


Ingredients :-

For the rice:-

  1. Basmathi Rice – 2 cups
  2. Ghee – 1 tbsp.
  3. Boiling water – 4 cups
  4. Salt – to taste or around 2 tsps.

For the paneer pineapple mixture:-

  1. Oil – 1 tbsp.
  2. Butter – 2 tbsps.
  3. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp.
  4. Ginger – 1 tsp;  made into a paste
  5. Garlic – 4 big; made into a paste
  6. Onion – 1.75 cups, finely chopped
  7. Greenchilly – 1 big, slit
  8. Kashmiri chilly powder – 1/2-1 tsp.
  9. Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp.
  10. Green peas –1 cup (cooked with salt)
  11. Paneer cubes- 200 grams/ 1 cup (or use less if you are not a paneer lover)
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Fresh pineapple cubes – 1/2 cup
  14. Cilantro – 1/4 cup; finely chopped
  15. Lime juice – 1 tbsp.


Let’s make the rice first.

  1. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain out all the water from the rice & keep the it aside.
  2. Heat the ghee and oil in a broad non-stick pan.
  3. Add the rice and fry on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Pour the boiling water + salt & cover cook on medium low heat for 10 minutes.

Let’s prepare the vegetable masala next:-

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle. Stir in the ginger and garlic paste and cook till you get a very nice aroma. Add the onions & slit greenchilly and cook till the onions turn golden brown in colour.
  2. Add the kashmiri chilly powder and cook for a minute on low heat.
  3. Add the paneer cubes and the boiled peas. Fry for 5 minutes on medium heat adding  salt.

Let’s prepare the pulao :-

Add the cooked rice, pineapple cubes, garam masala powder, cilantro and lime juice. Mix well and switch off heat.

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