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Paneer Rice / Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box Recipes

Paneer Rice / Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box Recipes

Paneer Rice is one among the most delicious, aromatic and healthy rice, that goes out well for lunchbox. Paneer Rice is called as Paneer sadham (பன்னீர் சாதம்) in Tamil, since my kids are fuzzy eaters, but they like paneer to the core and so thought of creating a rice with Paneer. Paneer Rice is fully packed with proteins and rich in nutrients.

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Paneer rice, Paneer sadham, lunch box recipes

Paneer Rice / How to make Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box recipe

Paneer Rice can be prepared using basmathi (long grain rice) or any variety of rice. Paneer Rice has a melt in creamy texture along with the crunchiness of onions and coriander stalks. Try to use more coriander stalks than the coriander leaves, as they add crunchy texture to the rice. Check out our Paneer Broccoli rice, Carrot rice, Beetroot Rice, Mixed Vegetable rice / Kootanchoru. Give a try and share your feedback…

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Paneer rice, Paneer sadham, lunch box recipes

Paneer Rice / How to make Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box recipe

Ingredients:

  • Grated Paneer / துருவிய பன்னீர்– ¾ cup
  • Paneer Cubes / பன்னீர் துண்டுகள் – 10 nos (medium size)
  • Onion / வெங்காயம் – 1 no (medium size)
  • Garlic / பூண்டு – 4 cloves
  • Steamed Rice / சாதம் – 2 ½ cups
  • Coriander stalks / கொத்தமல்லி– 5 nos
  • Black pepper powder / மிளகு தூள்– 1 ½ tsp
  • Fennel seeds / சோம்பு – ½ tsp
  • Salt / உப்பு– 1 ¼ tsp

Making of Paneer Rice / Paneer rice Video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Wash and finely chop the coriander stalks. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic pieces.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel or Kadai, pour ½ the quantity of the olive, fry the paneer pieces until they turn golden brown in color on both sides.
  • Once the paneer turns golden brown in color, remove it from fire and spread it over a plate.
  • Pour in the leftover oil to the same vessel, add in the fennel seeds followed by ½ the quantity of coriander stalks.
  • Add in the onions and garlic pieces, cook for few mins or until they start turning golden brown in color.
  • Add in the grated paneer, cook for few seconds, add in the steamed (boiled) rice, sprinkle black pepper powder and cook for few mins or until get scrambled well.
  • Sprinkle the leftover coriander stalks, fluff it well.
  • Turn off the flame, add in the roasted paneer cubes, fluff it well.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot. Goes out well with any spicy vegetarian or non-vegetarian curry. You can prepare this for a simple weekend lunch. Refer the below picture to know how I served paneer rice and join us in Instagram (ImMadraasi) to know more about the weekend meals and lunch box –  

 

 

Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Herb rice is one such easy, quick and delicious lunch or dinner ideas that can be prepared for lunch box or parties. Eating rice in the same way (steamed with some stew/curry) is boring at times, but in spite of all these, there are few people who want to eat rice and go for biryani or pulao. So this rice is very helpful at those times, with very few ingredients. I have induced prawns, you can substitute them with chicken or vegetables or even serve it as plain herb rice.

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice has good aroma, since it’s prepared with butter, and Dried Italian herbs like oregano, thyme and rosemary. It melts in mouth with little crunchiness of the prawn, this would be a best for kids lunch box, as they would like them to the core. Also you can make use the leftover rice from lunch for a yummy dinner with this Prawn Herb Rice. Let me share the recipe…

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Also check out our Indian style Prawn rice and Buttery Prawn Head Rice

Ingredients:

  • Prawn – 200 gms
  • Steamed Rice – 2 ½ cup (1 cup – 160 ml)
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Butter – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Italian herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary) – 1 tsp (all together)
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Salt – 1 ¼ tsp or as per your taste

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic into fine pieces. Slit the green chilli to equal halves.
  • Melt butter in a very heavy bottomed vessel, add onions and garlic, cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the green chill, prawn, Italian herbs, salt and half the amount of black pepper powder, cook in medium flame for 5 mins or until the prawn is cooked.
  • Add the rice, followed by the leftover black pepper powder and cook in medium flame for another 5 mins or until the rice combines well.
  • Remove it from fire.

Serve hot with any Gravies like Prawn Potato Gravy or Curd Chicken.

Note: I have been using smaller size prawns in this recipe, you can make use of size of your choice, but the small ones are preferably suitable. 

Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao in Pressure Cooker

Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao in Pressure Cooker

Pulao / Pulav is a one pot meal that can be prepared in minutes and there are different varieties of pulao from veg to non-veg. There are sometimes, when we don’t have anything at home, but still need a rich food may be for a party or on the arrival of surprise guest.

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Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao Recipe

Plain Pulao is very simple, delicious and flavorful but needs only the basic ingredients that we generally have at home and they are nothing other than the flavored spices. Plain pulao goes out well with any gravy or curry. I have accompanied it with Chicken curry, for veg option Dal suits it very well. I have shared few more Pulao like – Chicken Pulao, Soya chunks Pulao, Afghani Lamb Pulao, Prawn and Peas Pulao, Zarda Pulao (Sweet Pulao), Vegetable Pulao. Let me share the recipe…

Making of Plain Pulao / Pulao Video recipe –

Ingredients:

  • Basmathi / Long-grain rice – 2 cups
  • Onion – 1 nos (medium size)
  • Green chilies – 2 nos
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaf – 2 nos
  • Star Anise – 2 nos
  • Cinnamon (1 “inch stick) – 1 no
  • Cloves – 4 nos
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Salt – 1 tsp or as per your taste
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 ½ tsp
  • Oil (any cooking oil) – 2 ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and thinly slice the onions to pieces.
  • Slit the green chilies into two equal halves.
  • Heat both ghee/clarified butter and oil in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed vessel, add the flavored spices (bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom) and wait until the spices crackle.
  • Add onions and green chillies, cook for a min and add ginger-garlic paste, cook until the onion turns glassy and the raw smell goes off.
  • Meanwhile clean the rice in running water, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Add the cleaned rice, followed by salt and cook for a min.
  • Pour water (for one cup of rice pour 1 ½ cups of water, make sure to use the same cup for measurement).
  • Wait until the water boils, for pressure cooker – cover the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles, for heavy bottom vessel – cover the lid and cook until the rice is perfectly done.
  • Remove the lid, and gently stir the rice and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with any Vegetarian Curries or Gravies or Non-Vegetarian Gravies or Curries.