PANEER PULAO (cottage cheese)


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.

Ingredients

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 tsp.peppercorns

4-5 cardamons

1″ piece cinammon

4 cloves

1/2 tsp.saunf

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

Method

Heat the ghee in thick bottomed pan ,add the whole spices and the onions ,and saute till

light brown.

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

minutes.

Add water 1 inch above the rice level .Cover and cook on a slow flame till rice is done.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE PEPPER,PEAS PULAO


White pepper is an excellent spice with loads of health benefits.To give an outline of the benefits :Antioxidant, aids digestion,treats headaches,coughs,ulcers,and colds.To list the benefits it will be long,so I take a break here.
We should understand that there are ever so much good, nature has to offer,and  we must always try our best to avail the benefits by avoiding the use of instant foods and processed food.Easy and instant food=Easy and instant sicknesses. Take care in what you consume.Well,now for the recipe. This is a very easy,simple and tasty recipe.
Ingredients
250 gm basmati rice
1 tsp.white peppercorns
1 cup fresh green peas or presoaked
2 cardamons
I piece cinnamon
3 cloves
1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves(kasuri methi)
1-2green chillis(slit)
1 tsp.saunf
3 tblsp.ghee
1/4 cup coconut
1 onion chopped
Salt to taste
Method
Wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes.
Grind peppercorns, garlic, ginger, and coconut to a fine paste.
Heat the ghee add the whole spices and onions,till the onions are light brown.Next add the paste and green chillies and saute for 2 minutes with salt. Next add the rice and the rest of the ingredients and saute for about 5 minutes.Add warm water just 1 inch above the rice level.Check the salt levels and cook on a slow fire till done,or transfer all into a rice cooker for easy cooking.
Garnishing is not needed but if you like you could add chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with any spicy curry and raita.

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