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Capsicum Paneer Pulao
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Capsicum Paneer Pulao

Capsicum Paneer Pulao is a mild and yummy pulao. Capsicum, when used in pulao, gives a yummy flavor. This is a quick one-pot pulao.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Paneer – 200 gms
  • Ghee/ Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bay Leaves – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – 1-inch piece
  • Star Anise – 1
  • Green Chilli - 3
  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Onion - 1
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Capsicum – 1 cup
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Water – 2 cups


  • Heat a pan with butter and add in the cubed paneer roast till golden and set it aside.
  • Soak the Basmati Rice for 30 mins. Heat a Vessel with Ghee once it’s hot add in the Fennel Seeds, Bay Leaves, Cinnamon stick, Star Anise. Next, add in the sliced onions and green chilli and saute till glossy
  • Next, add in the chopped capsicum and saute for a min and then add in the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell leaves. Next, add in the soaked Basmati Rice. Fry for 2 mins
  • Add in the measured water and mix well. Add in Salt and Lemon Juice and mix well.
  • Keep the flame in high and close the cooker but without the whistle. wait till the stream comes out rigorously, Once the steam comes excessively put on the whistle and cook for 3 mins exactly and switch off the stove. Let the pressure gets released on its own and then open the cooker and fluff the rice. Then add in the Butter tossed Paneer Cubes and keep the cooker closed for another 10 mins and then serve.


· Goes well with Raita and any Kurma.
· You can also cook the same in Electric Rice Cooker.
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