Monday, September 13, 2010

Paneer & Nuts Pulav(Bengali Royal Rice)

Kurma Dasa is a Australian TV host and a Vegetarian Chef.When i saw his Bengali Royal Rice,i loved it and wanted to try it in home.I did give a try and it came out really well.I tweaked a little bit and it was awesome.
Serve with vegetable curry.

Basmati Rice : 1cup(Wash and soak in water for 20mins)
Saffron :1/2 tsp(soak the saffron in warm milk)
Nutmeg Powder :1tsp
Salt : 1tsp

In a pan,add a tsp of ghee and add the drained rice and fry till aroma gets well.Add 2cups of water,saffron,nutmeg and salt.Cook till the rice is done.Transfer to a plate.

To Make Pulav :
Spices u need :
1.Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1tsp
2.Snauf : 1tsp
3.Cinnamon : 1" inch stck
4.Cardoman : 3pods
5.Cloves : 3
6.Black Pepper Powder : 1/4 tsp
7.Red Chilli Powder :1/4tsp
8.Hing : 1/8 tsp or a pinch
9.Brown Sugar :3tbsp

1.Almonds : 3tbsp(chopped)
2.Cashews/Walnuts :3tbsp (chopped)
3.Raisins : 3tbsp(chopped)
4.Paneer : 1 cup
5.Peas : 1/2 cup(fresh or frozen)

Saute the paneer in tbsp of ghee/butter till all the sides are brown.Transfer them in a bowl of water.
In a same pan saute the nuts one by one till brown.I ran out of cashews so i used walnuts.
Add a 1tbsp of ghee and add spices 1 to 5 with hing.Fry for few seconds,add peas and paneer.
Add the pepper and chilli powder with brown sugar.Add rice and adjust the salt.
Serve with Raita or some curry.


  1. A flavourful and delicious pulao!

  2. Very nice looking delicious pulao. Very well described.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Omg, wat a droolworthy pulao, very tempting..

  4. Yum..the pulav looks super rich..

  5. perfect one pot meal Swapna..paneer n nuts wow.. delicious with a bowl of raita at the sides..nice presentation too..

    US Masala

  6. Indeed shahi pulav.. and loving the ingredients.

    Do take a sneak at my space when time permits!

  7. Looks tempting and mouthwatering!!

  8. First time here. Loved your space. Your paneer and nuts pulav looks yummy. Do visit my blog here if time permits.
    Happy to follow you.

  9. thanks for dropping in my blog.Even you do have a lovely space.Would love to follow you

  10. Nice decoration. Lovely dish. Very creative. I didn't know you are in Orlando..i was there 2 weeks ago and the sun burned me!

  11. Nice yummy puloa..sounds great..thx for stopping by kothiyavunu and lending me to ur lovely space.

  12. Wow Pulav looks delicious!! Do drop by my space when u find time .

  13. First time here. You have a nice blog. Good recipe. Paneer pulao looks so delicious. drooling here.. :-) For a second I thought this is my blog.I have the same background. hehhehehe...

  14. Fantastic! I am a vegetarian and I love paneer!

    Thank you for sharing :-)


  15. Thanks for your inputs on my blog swapna. Your pulao looks absolutely rich and fabulous :)

  16. Yummy looking pulav.Lovely decoration!

  17. Paneer and nuts pulav is very tasty..yummy yum

    Pushpa @