Recipe: Mushroom Paneer Pulao

Rice is one dish where you can never go wrong. Here is a recipe which is healthy and testy too. learn how to make mushroom paneer pulao.


- 2 cups rice
- 1 cup button mushrooms
- 1 cup paneer cubes
- 2 finely sliced onions
- 1 tbsp. tomato Puree
- 1 tbsp. garam masala powder
- 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
- 5 tbsps. ghee
- 1 tbsp. finely chopped green coriander
- 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint
- a few cinnamon sticks, cloves and cardamom
- 2 tbsps. cashewnuts paste
- salt to taste


- Clean and wash the rice. Soak in water for 15 to 20 minutes.

- Heat 2 tbsps. of ghee in a kadai and fry the spices lightly.

- Fry half of the sliced onions till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and tomato pulp. Keep frying till a nice aroma arises.

- Now mix the mushrooms and the paneer cubes along with the garam masala powder.

- Add cashewnut paste and about a cup of water and salt to taste.

- Simmer on a slow fire till cooked. The gravy should be slightly thick. To prepare the rice heat the remaining ghee in a handi and fry the remaining sliced onions till golden brown.

- Now add the drained rice. Fry for sometime. Then pour 4 cups of water and add salt to taste.

- Cook till the pulao is ready. Take another big handi.

- Layer one third of the rice in it. Sprinkle a little of the chopped green coriander and mint over it.

- Then spread one third of the paneer and mushroom mixture over.

- Layer the second portion of rice followed by a sprinkling of the coriander and mint.

- Spread the second layer of the paneer and mushroom masala. Repeat ending with a paneer and mushroom masala.

- Close a tight fitting lid and put the handi in a preheated oven for about 5 minutes. Serve hot.