Paneer , Pineapple & Green pea pulao

Don’t ask me why I am making lot of dishes with pineapple. Am I a pineapple fan ??

And the answer is no !!!

Actually we are living in a funny area.

Some fruits are found only in a particular month. And pineapple is available  in this month. I know I will not get pineapple for next 6  months. Last time I shared pineapple sweet rice a.k.a anaraser misti pulao but this time no sweet dishes, this one is savory one. A pulao with seasonal vegetable i. e. with green pea.i served this rice with chilli paneer. No doubt chicken kurma, raita will goes best with this dishes.

INGREDIENTS :

  • Basmati rice – 1 ½ cup
  • Chopped Pineapple pieces – 3/4th cup
  • Blanched green pea – ¼ th cup
  • Chopped paneer pieces- ½ cup
  • Whole garam masala like:
  • Cardamom – 3 no
  • Cloves – 4 no
  • Cinnamon – 1” pc
  • Mace – 1 no
  • Pepper corn – 5 no
  • Star anise – 1 no
  • Onion (medium)- 1 no
  • Nutmeg powder – 1/8th tsp
  • Oil- 3 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

METHOD OF PREP ::

  1. Wash and soak rice for ½ an hour.
  2. Lightly fry the paneer pieces in hot oil.
  3. Remove and keep aside.
  4. Finely slice the onions.
  5. Strain the rice.
  6. Heat oil in a wide pan.
  7. Add whole garam masala , allow them to splutter.
  8. Add sliced onion and fry for a minute.
  9. Add strained rice and fry the rice till they seems light brownish.
  10. Add double amount of warm water, I mean 3 cups of water.
  11. Keep it in high flame . Add salt and stir once.
  12. After first boil lower the flame , add nutmeg powder,cover the pan.
  13. Cook it for 15 minutes more till rice grains are turns soft.