This pulao is not very spicy,and needs to be served with any korma or curry and raita.
Fresh green peas,or dried green peas (soaked overnight) also can be added with the
paneer.Even cashewnuts with paneer give a good flavor.
500 gm basmati rice washed and soaked for 10 minutes
200 gm.paneer /cottage cheese cubed.
2 tblsp.ginger garlic paste
4-5 green chillies slit
2 onions sliced
1 handful mint leaves.
1 tsp.coriander powder
1 tsp.garam masala powder
1/4 cup milk/coconut milk
1/2 tsp sugar
1″ piece cinammon
1 bay leaf
2 star anise
1 tiny piece sea moss (optional ,..i love the aroma )
2-3 tblsp curd
4-5 tblsp ghee/butter /olive oil
salt to taste
coriander leaves to garnish
Heat the ghee in thick bottomed pan ,add the whole spices and the onions ,and saute till
Add the slit green chillies and saute till it changes color.
Add the ginger-garlic paste,and curd and cook for a further 1 minute.
Next add the cut paneer, the soaked rice and the rest of the ingredients and cook for 2
Add water 1 inch above the rice level .Cover and cook on a slow flame till rice is done.
Garnish with coriander leaves.