Jain-style Paneer Pulao Recipe: No Onion No Garlic Paneer Pulao

Jain-style paneer pulao is mainly prepared for festivals and other ceremonial feasts, where it is cooked without adding onions and garlic. The paneer pulao can also be made on ordinary days as an ideal lunch-box meal or a quick dinner.

The paneer pulao can be made with onions and garlic to give a flavourful aroma and taste; however, onions and garlic are not used during the festive seasons. The basmati rice is cooked along with the spices and is then mixed with the fried paneer, giving it a mouth-watering crunchy taste.

The paneer pulao is usually served with raita and salad but occasionally people eat it with dal or kadhi.

The no-onion-no-garlic paneer pulao dish is simple and quick to make and is the perfect recipe to opt for on a busy day. If you are keen on preparing this appetizing pulao, read the step-by-step procedure with images on how to prepare the Jain-style paneer pulao. Also, watch the paneer pulao video recipe.

JAIN-STYLE PANEER PULAO VIDEO RECIPE

jain-style paneer pulao recipe
PANEER PULAO RECIPE (JAIN STYLE) | HOW TO MAKE JAIN-STYLE PANEER PULAO | NO ONION NO GARLIC PANEER PULAV
Paneer Pulao Recipe (Jain Style) | How To Make Jain-style Paneer Pulao | No Onion No Garlic Paneer Pulav
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Main Course

Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1 tsp

    Saunf (fennel seeds) - 1 tsp

    Elaichi (cardamom) - 1

    Laung (cloves) - 2

    Cinnamon stick - an inch

    Basmati rice - 1 cup

    Paneer - 200 g

    Ghee - 2 tbsp

    Water - 3 cups + for rinsing

    Tej patta (bay leaves) - 2-3

    Salt to taste

    Whole cashew nuts - 4

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Add basmati rice into a sieve.

    2. Rinse it thoroughly with water.

    3. Transfer it into a bowl.

    4. Pour a cup of water, just enough to submerge the rice.

    5. Allow it to soak for 15 minutes.

    6. Meanwhile, take paneer and cut it into cubes.

    7. Transfer them into a bowl.

    8. Add ghee into a heated pressure cooker.

    9. Add the whole cashew nuts and roast them until they turn light brown.

    10. Transfer them into a cup and keep it aside.

    11. Add the paneer cubes in batches, to the cooker and fry until they turn light brown in colour.

    12. Transfer the paneer cubes into a bowl and keep it aside.

    13. In the remaining ghee, add jeera, saunf and elaichi.

    14. Further, add cinnamon stick, laung and tej patta.

    15. Add the soaked rice and sauté well.

    16. Add salt and 2 cups of water.

    17. Pressure cook it for up to 2 whistles and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.

    18. Open the lid of the cooker and add the fried paneer cubes.

    19. Then, add the roasted cashew nuts.

    20. Mix well and serve.

Instructions
  • 1. The raw paneer can be added instead of the fried ones, but it might crumble while mixing.
  • 2. The paneer can also be shredded instead of cutting it into cubes, which gives a unique texture to the pulao.
  • 3. You can use the same ghee for frying the cashew nuts, paneer and for making the pulao.
  • 4. You can add onions and garlic according to your preference; however, during vrats and festivals they are avoided.
  • 5. You can grind the spices together to make a masala instead of adding them as a whole.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 bowl
  • Calories - 285 cal
  • Fat - 19 g
  • Protein - 6 g
  • Carbohydrates - 21 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE JAIN-STYLE PANEER PULAO

1. Add basmati rice into a sieve.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe

2. Rinse it thoroughly with water.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe

3. Transfer it into a bowl.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe

4. Pour a cup of water, just enough to submerge the rice.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe

5. Allow it to soak for 15 minutes.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe

6. Meanwhile, take paneer and cut it into cubes.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe

7. Transfer them into a bowl.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe

8. Add ghee into a heated pressure cooker.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe

9. Add the whole cashew nuts and roast them until they turn light brown.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe
jain-style paneer pulao recipe

10. Transfer them into a cup and keep it aside.

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11. Add the paneer cubes in batches, to the cooker and fry until they turn light brown in colour.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe

12. Transfer the paneer cubes into a bowl and keep it aside.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe

13. In the remaining ghee, add jeera, saunf and elaichi.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe
jain-style paneer pulao recipe
jain-style paneer pulao recipe
jain-style paneer pulao recipe

14. Further, add cinnamon stick, laung and tej patta.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe
jain-style paneer pulao recipe
jain-style paneer pulao recipe

15. Add the soaked rice and sauté well.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe
jain-style paneer pulao recipe

16. Add salt and 2 cups of water.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe
jain-style paneer pulao recipe

17. Pressure cook it for up to 2 whistles and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe
jain-style paneer pulao recipe

18. Open the lid of the cooker and add the fried paneer cubes.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe
jain-style paneer pulao recipe

19. Then, add the roasted cashew nuts.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe

20. Mix well and serve.

jain-style paneer pulao recipe
jain-style paneer pulao recipe
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