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Paneer fried rice recipe
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Paneer fried rice recipe

spicy paneer fried rice with roasted paneer in a street food style. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
soaking rice20 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: fried rice, paneer, spicy, street food
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 200 gms paneer - cubes
  • 1 tbsp garlic - chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion - chopped
  • 1/2 tsp green chilli - chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp spring onion
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala


  • firstly, soak the basmati rice in water for 15-30 minutes. heat water in a pot and add cumin seeds and few drops of oil in it. let it come to a rolling boil. now simmer and add the soaked rice to it.
  • cook in medium flame for 10-15 minutes or until the rice is done.  strain it and let it cool completely. 
  • heat oil and add chilli powder, garam masala, pepper powder and mix well. add paneer cubes into it and fry well in medium heat.  take it to a plate and keep it aside until use.
  • in same pan, fry garlic, chopped onions, green chillies chopped and fry till slightly brown. 
  • add finely chopped bell peppers.mix well and cook in medium heat until it is crunchy but cooked.
  • now add salt, pepper powder, tomato sauce, soya sauce, sugar and mix well. 
  • lastly, add spring onions, garam masala and mix well. fry till raw smell of masala goes off.
  • furthermore, add the cooked rice, mix gently.
  • add fried paneer cubes and mix again. serve hot with tomato sauce.