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Monday, December 27, 2010

Hot Carrot Paneer Fried Rice

Ah! what a comfortable way to make one pot meal that too with your favorite 'paneer'. I had the paneer out from my fridge and was checking for other ingredients to make something quick and tasty. As i was browsing through various paneer recipes, i came across Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes Carrot and Paneer Fried Rice. Thanks for the fantastic recipe, Priya. I loved the combination of carrot and paneer, as carrot gives nice color and paneer gives a meaty texture to your every bite. Once you add paneer, the grated carrot sticks to it and gives a beautiful roasted color and feel. Also, i added some extra chilli powder and pepper powder to make it hot. Give it a try and am sure you will love it, like we did.

3/4 cup Basmati Rice
3/4 cup Carrot (grated)
3/4 cup Paneer (diced)
1/2 Yellow Onion (diced)
2 Green Chilli (slit)
5-6 Curry leaves
1tsp Chilli powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2 Cloves
1 Cinnamon stick (1/2")
1tbsp + 1tsp Oil
Ground black pepper, to taste
How to:
  • Pressure cook the basmati rice with 1tsp oil and salt. Fluff it and keep aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a skillet, add the cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cloves and cinnamon.

  • Add the onions and saute until tender.

  • Then add the grated carrot, curry leaves and green chilli and saute for 4-5 mins in a medium flame along with some salt.

  • Now add the paneer and mix gently. (Careful not to break'em.)

  • Add the chilli powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder, and saute for 4 mins. Check salt for taste. (Also, remember there is some salt in the rice.)

  •  Toss the cooked basmati rice and mix well, followed by ground black pepper to taste. 

  • Finally switch off and garnish with cilantro.

Serve hot with chilli sauce or potato chips.


  1. Carrot and paneer that sounds as a yum combo

  2. Delicious rice recipe for a great dinner!

  3. Wow I love the idea...looks totally delicious!

    US Masala

  4. Delicious hot hot paneer fried rice.

  5. wow smthng different n delicious too. happy new year ahead

  6. Thanks for trying Nidhya, rice looks absolutely hot and yummy.

  7. Looks so colorful .Definitely comes under comfort food
    Wishes for a very Happy and prosperous New Year

  8. Yummy and tempting rice.. looks awesome dear :)

    Indian Cuisine

  9. i love paneer... this looks quite a treat..

  10. First time here!!paneer and carrot is a very new and interesting combo!!Looks mouthwatering

  11. what a fantastic dish dear.... love it

  12. Oh lovely combination and looks so good and spicy :)

  13. Tried it out for lunch today. It was simply delicious! And spicy too... just the way I love it!


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