Mattar Paneer Pulao Recipe by Chef Zakir

Mattar Paneer Pulao Recipe by Chef Zakir
Mattar Paneer Pulao Recipe by Chef Zakir
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Mattar Pulao is a Pakistani favourite and a staple rice dish. Here it has been enhanced by addition of fried Paneer.  This is a nice twist in the regular peas pulao recipe. It makes a perfect side dish on a family dinner and a absolute favorite main meal on a week day. Must try the Mattar Paneer Pulao recipe by Chef Zakir.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: Cheese, fried rice, green peas, pulao, Quick and Easy, rice
Servings: 5
Chef: Zakir Qureshi
  • 300 gm basmati rice
  • 2 potatoes boiled
  • 2 eggs boiled
  • 1 cup green peas boiled
  • 2 cups cheese cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • 4 green chilies thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
Cooking Method
  1. Rinse rice with few changes of water then soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or deep skillet.
  3. Place chopped onion in hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes or until turn golden brown.
  4. Add hot spices, 4 green chilies in it.
  5. Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Then add water and turmeric powder, red chili flakes, coriander and salt.Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add tomatoes, boiled peas and boiled potatoes in it.
  8. Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  9. Fry cheese cubes on each side for 2-3 minutes or until nicely golden.
  10. Put fried cheese in peas gravy.
  11. Add soaked rice with 1.5 glass of water.
  12. When rice level has rise, add 2 sliced boiled eggs in it.Let it simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
  13. Delicious Mattar Paneer Pulao is ready now.
  14. Serve with pudina raita.

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