Sunday, October 23, 2022

Paneer Pulao....Celebrating Diwali

It is the time when we are celebrating Diwali again.....the victory of the light against the darkness...

And of course, we are eating Indian food....we have been celebrating Diwali since Friday, and this year, I made mostly new dishes that we wanted to try....

If you are afraid to cook Indian food, then this is a dish that you should try. Easy, complete one-dish-meal, tasty, fast to make, and full of flavors.

Paneer Pulao

2 Cups Boiled Rice Basmati
100 grams of paneer grated
2 tbsp of ghee or 1 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
3 Garlic cloves
1 piece (2.5 cm) Ginger grated
1 Onion chopped
2 small Tomatos chopped
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Coriander freshly grinded
1 tsp Cumin freshly grinded
2 tsp Kashmiri Chilly Powder
2 tbsp green onions chopped
1 1/2 tsp Gram Masala
1/2 Cup yogurt
10 Mint Leaves fresh chopped
10 cilantro leaves chopped
2 tsp salt to Taste

In a big pan, warm the ghee. Add the cumin, garlic, onion, ginger, tomatoes, and green onions. Cook it for 5 minutes. Add all the spices, and cook it for 3 minutes. Add the yogurt, paneer, and cook it for three minutes. Add the mint, cilantro, and salt. Stir it well, and add the boiled rice. Serve it warm. ENJOY!



  1. I don't eat much Indian food except curry here and there. But your rice looks so comforting and delicious that I want to rush to the store and get some ingredients to make this.

  2. When I still worked the office manager was Indian and brought Diwali sweets to the office. It was pleasant to share, even peripherally, other customs.