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Paneer , Pineapple & Green pea pulao

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Don’t ask me why I am making lot of dishes with pineapple. Am I a pineapple fan ??

And the answer is no !!!

Actually we are living in a funny area.

Some fruits are found only in a particular month. And pineapple is available  in this month. I know I will not get pineapple for next 6  months. Last time I shared pineapple sweet rice a.k.a anaraser misti pulao but this time no sweet dishes, this one is savory one. A pulao with seasonal vegetable i. e. with green pea.i served this rice with chilli paneer. No doubt chicken kurma, raita will goes best with this dishes.

 

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see paneer butter masala and murg makhni which is a perfect side dish with this pulao.

 

INGREDIENTS ::

Basmati rice – 1 ½ cup

Chopped Pineapple pieces – 3/4th cup

Blanched green pea – ¼ th cup

Chopped paneer pieces- ½ cup

Whole garam masala like:

Cardamom – 3 no

Cloves – 4 no

Cinnamon – 1” pc

Mace – 1 no

Pepper corn – 5 no

Star anise – 1 no

Onion (medium)- 1 no

Nutmeg powder – 1/8th tsp

Oil- 3 tbsp

Salt – to taste

 

METHOD OF PREP ::

Wash and soak rice for ½ an hour.

Lightly fry the paneer pieces in hot oil.

Remove and keep aside.

Finely slice the onions.

Strain the rice.

Heat oil in a wide pan.

Add whole garam masala , allow them to splutter.

Add sliced onion and fry for a minute.

Add strained rice and fry the rice till they seems light brownish.

Add double amount of warm water, I mean 3 cups of water.

Keep it in high flame . Add salt and stir once.

After first boil lower the flame , add nutmeg powder,cover the pan.

Cook it for 15 minutes more till rice grains are turns soft.

 

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shibani

Cooking is my passion.i love to play with myriad tastes of spices . I belong to a odiya family by birth but marriade to a bengoli person.the crash of cultures between two families induced me to cook innovatively so as to make everyone happy.

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