Saturday, December 10, 2011

Paneer Fried Rice

Getting into the recipe without much ado today - here is a quick and easy recipe of Paneer Fried Rice (R's favourite Version)

You need:

Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 cup finely chopped
Paneer - cubed into 0.5" pieces
Red chilli flakes - 1 tbsp (I used the ones you get from Pizza Hut)
Chinese 5 spices powder - 1 tbsp
Pepper corns - 5
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1" piece
Ghee / Oil - 1tbsp

Heat 1/2 tbsp Ghee/ oil in a pan
Add pepper corn, cardamom, cinnamon and onion and fry till onion turns pale pink
Add in the rice and fry for 2-3 mins on medium flame
Add in 2.5 - 3 cups of water and cook for 3 whistles
Once the rice is done and the pressure goes off, spread it out in a pan and leave it till it is completely cold

In a Wok, heat the remaining oil / ghee. Add in the cubes paneer and fry for a couple of mins till the paneer turns golden
Remove the paneer and add in the onions and fry till onions turns slightly brown.
Add in the chilli flakes, salt and chinese powder spices
Fry on medium flame for another min taking care not to burn the spices :)
Add in the paneer and Rice and mix well.
Cook covered on low flame for another 10 mins
Serve Hot

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