Weekdays can be quite hectic and mid-week fatigue can set in before we know it, leaving us scrambling for ways to stay motivated. One of the best ways to lift your spirits is by treating yourself to some indulgent food. It’s almost as if we’re looking for reasons to order something or do something exciting at home during the week. Ordering in is always convenient, but the freshness of home-cooked food is unmatched. Unfortunately, our long working hours leave us with barely enough time, so spending longer hours in the kitchen is not always the best option. Instead, find recipe inspiration for dishes that require minimal preparation but deliver fascinating results. Let’s take something as basic as pulao and turn it into an exotic dish, perfect for an everyday lunch. Get ready to learn how to make delicious Achaari Paneer Pulao.
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What is Achaari Paneer Pulao?
Achaari Paneer Pulao is a perfect example of how you can transform something as ordinary as pulao into an exotic dish. The rice is cooked with a variety of aromatic spices, paneer tern, and the star of the dish, lemon pickle (achaar). This is what gives this pulao its distinct achaari taste. If you don’t prefer the taste of lemon pickle, feel free to experiment with other pickles, such as green chili or mango. This pulao offers a fusion of tantalizing flavors and is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner. It tastes best when combined with refreshing raita and pickled onions.
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Achaari Paneer Pulao Recipe | How to make Achaari Paneer Pulao
Start by heating oil in a kadhai set over low-medium heat. Add jeera, nigella (kalonji) seeds, peppercorns, bay leaves and fennel seeds. When the seeds start spluttering, add red chili powder and haldi. Mix well and add curd. Then add the lemon pickle along with salt and saute for a minute or two. Add rice, paneer cubes and chopped capsicum. Toss the mixture thoroughly and then add 3 cups of water to it. You can add more if needed. Let the rice mixture cook on low-medium heat until the water is completely absorbed by the rice. When done, garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot. Your Achaari Paneer Pulao is ready to be enjoyed.
So what are you waiting for? Make this delicious pulao for your next lunch or dinner meal and treat yourself to its goodness.
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds solace in eating parathas and rajma chawal, but is equally excited to explore different cuisines. When she’s not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favorite TV show – FRIENDS.