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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Paneer - Dry Fruit Rice

This is my neighborhood after yesterday's winter storm. Doesn't it look picturesque? I enjoy every bit of it until it dawns on me that I am the one who needs to cleanup our driveway. :) Still I shouldn't be complaining as this winter has been mild and this is only third major storm this season.
Now coming to the third day of BM#13, here is one more quick and easy protein packed rice dish meant for a kid's lunchbox.  Recently I have become a big fan of a cook show that comes on a Telugu TV channel. I like the chef's style of cooking and  has started to note down interesting recipes that I come across. This was one of those and I tried it last week. It's very simple, apt for the morning rush hours and if your kids love paneer, then this is a dish to try.

Ingredients: (2 servings)
1/2 cup Basmati rice (Cook adding a cup of water and keep aside.)
1 Tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp shah jeera / cumin seeds
1 or 2 green chillies
1/4 cup dry fruits (raisins, cashews and almonds)
1/4 cup paneer cubes
2 Tbsp yogurt
1 tsp amchur powder
Salt to taste
Cilantro to garnish

* Heat ghee in a pan and add shah jeera. When it starts to brown add green chillies, cashews and almonds. Saute them for about 30 seconds and add raisins.
* Next add paneer and saute until golden brown.
* Next add the yogurt, amchur powder and salt. Fry until the mixture thickens. Add rice and mix well. Garnish with cilantro.

Check here to find out what the other marathoners participating in this BM are cooking.



Smitha said...

the snow pics looks very beautiful!....tho i am missing snow...I am also enjoying the perfect weather of CA :)
Paneer rice with nuts looks very good!....hit with the kids!

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Harini said...

Lovely pictures..I would love to make this for my older one and I have absolutely no doubt she would love this but her intolerance to milk products stops me from considering this :(

Srimathi said...

That must have been some storm. I hope you are enjoying a good cup of tea, pakoda, a awesome book. The paneer rice looks delicious.

Sayali said...

Nutricilious...wow :)

Rasi said...

Very true.. snow looks beautiful, as long as you can see & enjoy.. when the clearing part come..god!! I love the nutty part.. raisins add the sweet bit.. good one :)

Sumi said...

Its only raining here for us in the east..Perfect picture both snow and rice :)

sangee vijay said...

paneer rice with dry fruits n nuts sounds interesting...no doubt sure hit with the kids!!
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Vardhini said...

Nice combo. Paneer and the sweet dry fruits is really interesting.

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Jay said...

another delicious recipe...looks very appetizing..;)
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Srivalli said...

Lovely pictures..it looks so pretty of course until you think you got to clear it all off..:)..rice sounds good..

Hema said...

Very nice, paneer and raisins, kids wud love this..

PriyaVaasu said...

Ahhh!!!!1 Pics are so beautiful!!! Lucky you enjoying snow!!!!
Dry fruit Rice looks yum!!! i dont know about my kid, but surely my DH and me would love it!!!

kitchen queen said...

lovely and delicious rice.

Aarthi said...

Awesome recipe dear. Bookmarked


Preeti Garg said...

lovely picture and food also....good job

hemalata said...

Delicious n healthy rice,looks so inviting.

Sravs said...

Delicious and flavorful rice !!

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Chef Mireille said...

rice looks so good..and pretty. This winter has been so mild I actually miss the snow...in NY have only worn my heavy winter coat once!

Kanan said...

snow pics are gorgeous. And rice is mouthwatering.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nice combo with panner and dried fruits. Looks so good. YUM!

vaishali sabnani said...

I make similar rice but cook them in half milk and half water...look delicious!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

wow, look at all that snow! i love winters too... the pulav looks yummy

Rujuta said...

Rice looks so tempting and delicious..
Since I love paneer, I will try this out...

Archana said...

Lovey pics.
i love the rice too.

Hemavathi Murari said...

Wow that was a lovely storm pictures. Missing being in South India. :(

This is really a innovative recipe, should try it out.

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