Saturday, March 19, 2011

Coriander Paneer Rice | Indian Rice Recipes

This is my first entry to the Herbs and Flowers in my Platter event by PJ which I am guest hosting this month. Cilantro is my favorite herb, next to Mint. It is one super-herb rich in anti-oxidants and is anti-bacterial. Though often used in garnish, it is also used in many south-indian dishes. I prepared a simple one-pot meal with cilantro and paneer, perfect as a lunch box recipe.


Ingredients:
Raw rice - 2 cups
Onion - 1 cup - sliced thin
Paneer - cubed into small pieces - 1/2 cup
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - a small piece
Bay leaf - 1
Salt to taste
Ghee/oil - 1 tbsp
Make a paste:
Coriander leaves - 3/4 cup - tightly packed
Mint leaves - 1/3 cup - tightly packed
Green chilli - 3
Ginger - about 1/2 tbsp
Garlic - 3 cloves


Method:
Wash and soak the rice in water for 15 mins. Make a paste of the ingredients adding a little water. Heat ghee/oil in a pressure cooker or a big pan and fry the cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf. Add the sliced onions and saute until they turn golden brown. Add in the cubed paneer and give a quick mix followed with the ground paste. Salt as needed and add 3 3/4 cups of water and add the drained rice. Cover and cook until done. Serve hot with raita or pappad.


Sending this to Herbs and Flowers in my Platter - Coriander/Cilantro event by PJ guest hosted by me this month.

39 comments:

  1. This rice looks so inviting..!!!Love d addition of my all time fav - paneer!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  2. Addition of paneer would have doubled the taste... Very tasty recipe

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  3. The rice is looking so comforting...coriander and paneer would have made a delicious combo.

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  4. Coriander Paneer rice.. Wonderful idea.. A relish dish and perfect for lunch box. Well presented :-)

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  5. Krithi, Where exactly do you live? I am coming right over - seriously! that's one delicious irresistible rice - Bookmarking and trying SOON - Great Holi Post - happy holi Sweetie :)

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  6. Wow...super rice...flavourful and mouthwatering recipe...

    FunWidFud

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  7. krithi it looks flavourful and very delicious !

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  8. Yum ....coriander plus paneer is fab ...looks so gud

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  9. This sounds like a delicious plate of rice...love all of the flavors and ingredients :D

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  10. paneer in coriander rice sounds very yummy.U made it perfect

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  11. Paneer rice looks amazing. Every grain is so distinct.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Luv the color of the rice...luks very tempting..

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  13. Happy Holi! The rice looks so inviting. Good combination. love it!

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  14. Very nice combo looks very light and perfect.

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  15. Paneer and coriander together in rice,thats looks wonderful and inviting..

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  16. innnovative combo...flavorful dish..
    Tasty appetite

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  17. Yumm, truly inviting and tempting..

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  18. Its a super tempting dish.I can just imagine how wonderful it would have been,bookmarking this.

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  19. Ciao, ho iniziato a seguirti perchè il tuo blog è molto bello, mi piace!
    Paola

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  20. very flavourful and looks delicious!!!

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  21. I bet this rice was super flavorful!

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  22. Great flavours look so delicious

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  23. cilantro rice with paneer ? never tried (had plain cilantro rice once) but looks so good and flavourful, clicks are good.

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  24. paneer in coriander rice should have been very yummy!!

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  25. What a delicious flavor combination..perfect for a weeknight dinner :)


    US Masala

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  26. So flavorful and yumm!!! such a comfort food.

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  27. Very nice rice dish dear.
    I have a lovely blog award for you in my blog..
    Have a great day.
    Cheers.
    Deepa

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  28. delicious combination looks wonderful

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  29. the rice looks very yummy and flavorful!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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