Chicken and Paneer Rice / Chicken – Paneer Pulao


2 cups basmati rice
100 gm paneer, cubed
150 gm boneless chicken pieces
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 onion, sliced
3 green chillies, chopped
1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tomato, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup yoghurt
3 cups water
2 cinnamon pieces
3 cloves
3 cardamoms
salt to taste
2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp oil


  1. Wash and soak the rice in water for 10-15 minutes, drain it and keep it aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and fry the paneer cubes till light brown on both sides and keep it aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the chicken pieces, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and mix well for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add fried paneer to this and mix well for a minute and remove from the flame.
  5. Heat little oil and ghee in a pressure cooker and add cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms.
  6. Add sliced onion and saute well till transparent. Add ginger-garlic paste, green chillies and tomato and saute well.
  7. Add yoghurt to this and mix well.
  8. Add drained rice, water, fried chicken and paneer and mix well. Adjust the salt.
  9. Close the pressure cooker with its lid and cook for 1 whistle, switch off the flame and allow the pressure to go by itself.
  10. Open the lid and gently fluff the rice using a fork and transfer to a serving bowl… Serve hot with raita…
  • Adjust the spice level according to your taste….

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