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Monday, July 31, 2017

Paneer Fried Rice Recipe | How to make Paneer Fried Rice | Paneer Recipes | My 400th Post

Yet another Paneer recipe to add in my Paneer collection. I started to explore paneer recipes just for the sake of readers and I am loving it now. Now I realized the real taste of paneer and you will be seeing more paneer recipes in the future. Today I am sharing Paneer Fried Rice, hope you had seen that when I shared Gobi 65 recipe. It goes well with Mixed Vegetable Kuruma. However, I paired it with Gobi 65 since we are not very keen about the gravy for fried rice. Check out my other paneer recipes as well.
Paneer -  200 grams 
Basmati Rice - 1 Cup 
Carrot - 1/2 Cup(chopped finely) 
Beans - 1/2 Cup(chopped finely) 
Capsicum - 1/2 
Cabbage - 1/2 Cup(shredded) 
Onion - 1 
Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves 
Soya Sauce - 1 tblsp 
Pepper Powder - as required 
Salt - as required 
Butter - 1 tsp(to roast the paneer)
Olive Oil - 2 tblsp
1. Chop the onion, beans, carrot and capsicum finely. Along with this shred the cabbage and crush the garlic. If you have the paneer in fridge then thaw it.(see notes).  Reserve a small handful of paneer for garnishing and grate the remaining paneer. You can also pulse it in your mixie instead of grating.
2. Chop the reserved paneer into small sized pieces and roast it in a pan with butter until it is golden brown. Remove and keep it aside. Meanwhile, cook the basmati rice and spread it in a plate. In a wide pan, add the olive oil and roast the crushed garlic.
3. Then add the chopped onions and saute until it is translucent. Now, add the carrot, beans, capsicum and cabbage. Saute it in high flame for 7 to 8 mins. Add the soya sauce and required salt at this stage. Reduce the flame to medium and add the grated paneer. Mix it all together and cook for 3 to 4 mins.
4. Once the masala is ready, add the cooked basmati rice in batches and mix it well. Take care not to break the grains. Adjust the salt and add the required pepper powder. Mix it once in high flame and switch off. Finally, garnish it with the roasted paneer pieces.
The yummy and delicious paneer fried rice is ready to be served.
Points to remember:
  • If your paneer is in the freezer then thaw it. I remove it from the freezer and keep it refrigerated overnight to fry it the next day. To thaw it quickly, you can soak the paneer in hot water for 20 minutes
  • Soak the basmati rice for 30 mins and pressure cook it for 1 or 2 whistles by adding 1.5 cups of water. You can also cook it in open pan with enough water and drain the water once it is done.
  • Make sure not to over roast the paneer. If over roasted, it turns hard.
  • Use any veggies of your choice and you can also include green peas, corn, spring onion etc. You can also skip the veggies if you don't prefer.
  • If you need more spiciness, then use chilli sauce or slitted green chilli. I used only pepper powder.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


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