Paneer Pualo In Pressure Cooker

Try this quick, simple and delicious paneer pulao recipe. Perfect for quick meals.


To Fry Paneer
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 200 paneer cut in cubes
Paneer Pulao
  • 2 tablespoons ghee/clarified butter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 18-20 black pepper corns
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli
  • ½ cup carrots
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup red bell peppers
  • salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 cup rice soaked in water
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

To Fry Paneer
  1. Heat oil in a pan and add paneer cubes in it.
  2. Cook from each sides until golden brown. Once done, remove them in a plate.
Paneer Pulao
  1. In a pressure cooker heat ghee.
  2. Now add the whole spices; bay leaves, star anise, cumin seeds, cloves, black pepper corns, cinnamon stick and sauté for few seconds.
  3. Add sliced onions and sauté till light golden in colour.
  4. Add green chilli, ginger garlic paste and cook for another minute.
  5. Further add chopped carrots, peas and red bell peppers. Sauté for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Add salt and garam masala and mix well.
  7. Now add the soaked rice, water, paneer cubes and mix well.
  8. Lastly add a tablespoon of ghee and give it a final mix.
  9. Pressure cook for till 1 whistle.

Recipe Notes

  • Always add the whole spices, as they add aroma and flavour.
  • You can use any vegetable of your choice.
  • Do not skip adding ghee in the end, it will add lot of flavour and give a nice texture to the pulao.
  • For 1 cup rice, use 1.5 cups water.
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