Jan 19, 2015

Babycorn Paneer Pulao ( Step - by - Step)

I have made this Special Pulao for one of our potluck parties at work. Usually  I make Veg Pulao or Semya Pulao for office parties as they are quick one pot meals to serve the big crowds. As I got bored of those and wanted to try something new, ended up making this Fusion Rice Dish Baycorn and Paneer Pulao, and of course it made special appearance at the potluck and all of my colleagues Aww Ooohooed about this rice. Here is the recipe to make your own version, Njoy!

Babycorn and Paneer Pulao
Babycorn - 1 can ( I have used can, if you are using fresh take around 20)
Paneer - 1/2 block ( around 100 gm)
Mixed Veg - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1/2 ( medium)
Green Chili - 4 to 5
Cilantro - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Oil - 2 Tbsp
Butter - 2 Tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 Tbsp
Basmati Rice - 4 cups ( raw)
Water - 8 cups
salt - 2 tsp
black pepper - 1/2 tsp
garam masala - 1/2 tsp

Pulao Masala Spices:
Cardamom - 1 pod
Clove - 4
Cinnamon - 3 ( 1 inch stick)
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Star Anice - 2
Marati Mogga ( Capers) - 2
Jajikaya ( Whole Nutmeg) - 1

Preparatory Steps:
  • Wash and Drain Basmat Rice in Colander and leave it colander for 30 min, so that all the water is drained.
  • Chop Green Chilies and Onions in thin long strips.  Chop Paneer into thin square strips. Chop baby corn into half. Thaw Mixed Veg in microwave for 1 min. 
  • Have the Pulao Masala Spices Handy.

  1. Heat non-stick pan on stove and add 2 tbsp of butter. Once the butter melts add 2 tbsp of oil to the pan. Now Start adding Pulao Masala Spices to the pan in the oder of Cardamom, Cumin Seeds, Clove, Cinnamon, Star Anice, Marati Mogga. Break Nutmeg into pieces and add to the pan. Fry pulao spices for 1 min. 
  2. Now add chopped Green Chili, Onions to the Pan and mix with oil and fry for 2 min. 
  3. Add Ginger and Garlic Paste mix well with onions. Add chopped cilantro and keep the flame on low and simmer for 3 min. 
  4. Now add Baby Corn and Paneer to the pan and mix gently with onion mixture and sauté for 5 min. Add thawed mixed veg to the pan and mix well. Now add salt, black pepper to the vegetable mixture and stir it well so that vegetables are coated with spices.
  5. Add Drained Basmati Rice to the pan and mix with onion and vegetable mixture. Add Garam Masala to the rice and mix well. 
  6. Add 8 cups of water to the Rice Cooker and keep it on start. 
  7. Switch off the stove and transfer the rice to the Rice Cooker pot and close the lid and cook it until the rice is done. 
  8. Once the rice is done fluff the rice with fork and spread it in a wide bowl or plate for easy serving. As there are several vegetables and flavors in it, you can serve this Rice as it is or with Raita.


  • Adding Chopped Cilantro to the onion mixture in the beginning will add lot of subtle flavor to this rice.
  • While mixing the Babycorn and Panner with other veggies, do it gently so that Babycorn or Paneer will not break. 
  • You can add 1/3 cup of Yogurt to the vegetable mixture before adding the rice to the pan for additional creamy taste to this rice. 
  • Usually I use less salt as there are several veggies in this rice, adjust salt according to your taste. Taste the water after transferring the rice to rice cooker, if you feel like need more and add some salt to the water and mix it well, until you get the right taste.
  • Mixed Veg is optional, but i prefer to add to this rice as it will add some color and makes this rice beautiful contrasting with White Paneer and Baby corn. 
Step-By-Step Pictorial:

Paneer Squares are added to Onion and Cilantro Mixture.

Add Babycorn pieces to the Pan, after adding Paneer.

Once the Bbaycorn and Paneer becomes soft, add thawed Mixed Veg to the Pan. Add spices.

Add Drained Basmati Rice to veggie mixture. 

Mix Rice with veggies well and add Garam Masala and coat rice with masala spices.

Take a Close Peek, I know your mouth is watering now...! :-)

Never seen Pulao Spices that are mentioned here, No Worries refer to my Vegetable Pulao Recipe Here for visuals! :-)

More Related Categories:

Pulao Recipes  


Fusion Rice Dishes

will be back with another fusion recipe, until then take care!



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