Palak Paneer Pulao In Pressure Cooker


For The Spinach Puree
  • 2 cups spinach/palak
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
Palak Paneer Pulao
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 teaspoon. cumin seeds/jeera
  • 4 cloves
  • 15-20 black pepper corns
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 200 gm cottage cheese/paneer
  • 1 cup rice soaked in water for 30 mins.
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon clarified butter/ghee

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

For Puree Spinach
  1. In a mixer grinder add clean and washed spinach. Make sure to remove very thick stems.
  2. Now add green chillies, ginger, garlic and some water. Now grind until smooth. Do not add lot of water else the rice might becomes very soggy.
Palak Paneer Pulao
  1. Heat oil in the pressure cooker. Now add the whole spices; cumin seeds, cloves, black pepper corns, cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Sauté for 10 seconds.
  2. Now add sliced onions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until it gets light golden colour.
  3. Further add ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Sauté for a minute.
  4. Add green peas and the spinach puree we prepared earlier. Mix well.
  5. Now add coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and garam masala.
  6. Add paneer cubes, soaked rice, water and salt. Mix until well combined.
  7. Finally add a tablespoon of ghee and mix again.
  8. Pressure cook on medium heat for 1 whistle.
  9. Serve hot with raita or salad.

Recipe Notes

  • Do not add lot of water while making the pulao because the palak puree also has some water in it.
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