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Paneer Lemon Mint Rice


Paneer Lemon Mint Rice

This is a quick and comforting meal for those who love paneer. It is a combination of three enticing flavors paneer,mint and lemon. The mint flavor is not overpowering in this dish but if you are a fan of the mild paneer flavor reduce the amount of mint. You can give your own personal touches but I guarantee that it is a delicious and flavorful rice and you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Cooked basmathi rice-2 cup
Onion - 1 small
Ginger thinly sliced- 1 inch thick
Green chilly-2
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Lemon juice- 1 lemon
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
Shahi jeera- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

To marinate
Paneer- 2 cup (cubed)
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Kashmiri Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1/3 tsp
Cumin powder- a pinch
Yogurt- 3 tbs (hung curd)
lemon juice-a few drops
Mint - a hand full

 To garnish

Cashew nut-6-8
Badam- 5-6
Pistachio-6-8
Ghee- 1 tsp
Fresh mint leaves- a few

Cook rice and allow it to cool or you can use left over rice
Marinate paneer with the ingredients listed under 'to marinate' and keep aside for half an hour.Shallow fry this till the paneer turns golden brown and the mint leaves turns crispy. Drain and keep aside.
In the same oil add shahi jeera/black jeera and sugar and allow the sugar to get caramelized. Add ginger and chopped green chilly and saute for a minute. Add onions and saute till it becomes golden brown.Mix in turmeric powder,garam masala and the fried paneer. Saute till well combined. Add rice and mix well and squeeze lemon juice. Toss the nut in one tsp of ghee till slightly brown and garnish the rice along with fresh mint leaves. Serve this raita and papad.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy.

Comments

  1. very flavorful and delicious..

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  2. drooling over ur pictures.love it.

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  3. yummy n comforting rice.....

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  4. Oh,I love to have that entire bowl..not in one sitting anyway..I would love to have in batches.The lemon flavor combine with rice..It's surely delicious Suja.

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  5. Oh,I love to have that entire bowl..not in one sitting anyway..I would love to have in batches.The lemon flavor combine with rice..It's surely delicious Suja.

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  6. Unique combo of mint,paneer and lemon..looks delicious

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  7. excellent recipe..thanks for sharing dear
    Tasty Appetite

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  8. Nicee twist to the lemon rice,adding paneer made it rich n yummmy,Suja..:-)

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  9. wow adding paneer definitely makes this recipe interesting.... delicious!

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  10. Awesome. Delicious Panner rice. Nice one.

    Hamsamalini Chandeasekaran,
    www.indianrecipecorner.com

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  11. nice recipe. like the idea of marinating the paneer to make it more flavourful.

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  12. very nice combination. Looks super yummy :)

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  13. Very tempting,flavourful and so delicious .loved this rice preparation!

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  14. Looks delicious...love the addition of paneer in lemon rice..lovely!

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  15. Looks yummy..loved the recipe..

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  16. Delicious n protien rich pulao, looks so interesting!!

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  17. Love the flavors that have gone into this rice...sounds delicious..Nice pic

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  18. Such a lovely and flavourful rice dish!

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  19. Very flavorful and delicious rice..

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  20. So tempting and droolworthy rice, simply inviting.

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  21. Ithu adipoli choru. Enniku lunchinu kittiyal kollam. Pinnae pappadum.

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  22. Nice rice recipe , look very tasty

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  23. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

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