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How to cook methi paneer pulao at home

Methi paneer pulao is a traditional recipe and easy to cook at home. Ingredients used in making the methi paneer pulao have lot of health benefits. It is very tasty and delicious recipe with high nutritional values. Let us learn how to cook this methi paneer pulao at home.


  • Basmati rice- 2 cups
  • Water- 3 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Sliced onions- ½ cup
  • Mint leaves- 2 cups
  • Turmeric powder- pinch
  • Butter- 2 spoons
  • Green chillies- 3
  • Ginger and garlic paste- 1 spoon
  • sajeera seeds- ½ spoon
  • Cardamom- 3
  • Cloves- 3
  • Cinnamon- 2
  • Green peas- 1/4 cup
  • Methi leaves- ¾ cup
  • Sweet corn- ¾ cup
  • Paneer – 1 cup
  • Cashew nuts- 1/2 cup
  • Oil- ½ cup


Step 1: Wash basmati rice with water and soak it for 15 min.

Step 2: Heat oil in a long bottomed vessel, add ginger and garlic paste, onions and green chillies fry them.

Step 3: Add cloves, sajeera seeds, cardamom and cinnamon and fry it for 2 min.

Step 4: Add methi leaves, mint leaves, corn, green peas and mix it well.

Step 5: Now add pinch of turmeric powder, paneer and cashew nuts and stir it well.

Step 6: Add rice and desired water quantity and stir it well.

Step 7: Add some salt and butter to taste.

Step 8: Cook the rice on medium flame for 15 min and reduce to low flame.

Step 9: Delicious methi paneer pulao is ready to serve on plate.

Enjoy the taste of methi paneer pulao with any non-vegetarian curry!!!