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Matar Paneer Rice

         Matar Paneer Rice

Matar Paneer Rice is a one pot meal which gets cook very fast as well as satisfies your tastebuds. You can add any vegetables as per your wish. Today I added only green peas and paneer/cottage paneer. 

Preparation Time :  10 minutes     Cooking Time : 20 minutes

Simmer Time : 10 minutes             Serving :  2-3 person

 Ingredients :
  1. Rice  -  2 cup
  2. Water - 3 1/2 cup
  3. Green Peas - 1 cup
  4. Paneer/ Cottage Cheese - 50 grams
  5. Onions - 1 sliced
  6. Tomato - 1 diced
  7. Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tablespoon
  8. Coriander / Cilantro Leaf - 1 cup chopped
  9. Oil - 2-3 tablespoon  
   Whole Spices :
  1. Bay Leaf- 1
  2. Cinnamon Stick- 1 inch
  3. Cumin Seeds- 1 tablespoon
  4. Cloves- 4-5
  5. Black Peppers- 1 teaspoon crushed
   Powdered Spices :
  1. Turmeric Powder- 1 teaspoon
  2. Salt- according to taste
  3. Red Chili Powder- according to taste
  4. Cumin Coriander Powder- 1 tablespoon
  5. Biryani Masala- 1 tablespon
   ( I have given the links of ingredients at the end of the recipe where you can buy them easily) 

Steps :

1. Here are all the ingredients. I have already shallow fried my paneer/cottage cheese.
2. Heat the oil in a wok/ pressure cooker (I used pressure cooker) and add all the whole spices in the oil.
3. After spluttering of whole spices add sliced onions, ginger garlic paste (click here for recipe), saute for a while till onions turns translucent and ginger garlic paste cooks well.
4. Add diced tomatoes and mix well. Cook tomatoes till it gets slightly mushy.
5. Once tomatoes gets slightly mushy add all the powdered spices and mix well. Cook the mix till it separates oil.
6. Add green peas and mix.
7.  Add washed rice (no need to soak).

8. Add fried paneer/cottage cheese and mix well.
9. Add water ( I used 3 1/2 cup of water for 2 cup of basmati rice) , add chopped coriander/ cilantro , mix well and cover till rice gets well cooked.

Note: If you are using pressure cooker, cook it for one whistle and let it cool completely.
10. Serve hot with a sprig of love . Team it with some pickles/ curry/salad/raita.

Please try this easy and simple recipe and let me know in the comment section how it comes for you. If you like the recipe please like, share and subscribe this blog. If you have any question or any doubt you can leave a message in contact me section at the bottom.

Ingredients Reference :

1. Paneer/ cottage cheese
2. Turmeric Powder
3. Red Chili Powder
4. Cumin Coriander Powder
5. Biryani Masala


  1. Looks very good Nisha! Keep up the good work of spreading deliciousness all around!!

    1. Thank you nepalisoul, I will try to update new and easy recipes. Please subscribe to stay updated. Please try the recipes and let me know how it come out for you.

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    1. Thank You, please subscribe to get more updates. Let me know how this recipe comes out for you.

  3. I will suggest you to create one YouTube Channel as well and add recording.

    1. Thank you for the suggestion, I will definitely start work on creating a YouTube channel .

  4. Thank you Chef Nisha for sharing your delicious recipe.
    The best part is that you explained all the steps with pic, This will help in comparing the expected outcome of the food after each step, and will avoid undercooking or overcooking of the food...

    Keep up the good work 👍


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