Introduction: OnePot (Home-made) Pink Paneer Masala Fried Rice!

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For the Cottage cheese(paneer) fried rice, I used home made paneer. It is an optional process(due to lockdown, I made it at home). You may use store bought cottage cheese as well.


Cottage cheese(Paneer)


Basmati rice

Tomato puree


Garam masala (indian spicy masala mix : The most common spices that go into Garam Masala are:Cumin, Coriander, Green and Black Cardamom, Cinnamon, Nutmeg,Cloves, Bay leaves, Peppercorns, Fennel, Mace)

Chopped beans, carrots

Bay leaves

Vertically sliced green chillies

Step 1: Part 1: Making of Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

1. Take Boiled milk at room temperature
2. Add Required Amount of Lemon Juice to the Milk
3. When the Milk Start to Curdle, Drain It in a Cloth/strainer. Make a Knot & Hang the Cloth for Sometime Until Most of the Water Drains Off
4. After It Is Hung, now Curdled Milk would have turned Into Semi-solid
5. Get some grated beetroot
6. Squeeze out the juice from the grated beetroot
7. Add the juice to the semi-solid cheese and mix it well
8. Now the pink coloured semi-solid cheese is ready to get pressed
9. Place it over the same cloth again
10. Put a knot to the cloth, to get it ready to be pressed overnight
11. Place it in a position in order to get it pressed overnight. I kept a flat stone on top of the cloth for strong pressing. You can see drained out water got collected in the plate below
12. After 8 hours of pressing now, the Pink Paneer(cottage cheese) is ready for frying
13. Fried Paneer can also be chopped into pieces, for further cooking

Step 2: Part 2 : Making of Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Fried Rice

Step A :
Get the below ingredients ready for cooking:
1. Tomato puree
2. Salt
3. Garam masala(indian masala mix)
4. Beans
5. Carrot
6. Bay leaves
7. Vertically Sliced green chillies

Step B :
To a bowl of half-boiled rice, just added the green chillies, fried paneer and kept it aside.

Step 3: (Part 2) : to a Pressure Cooker, Add Ghee, Bay Leaves and Fry It

Step 4: (Part 2) : Add Carrots; Mix It Well

Step 5: (Part 2) : Add Beans; Mix It Well

Step 6: (Part 2) : Add Salt; Mix It Well

Step 7: (Part 2) : Add Garam Masala; Mix It Well

Step 8: (Part 2) : Add Tomato Puree; Mix It Well

Step 9: (Part 2) : to the Mixture: Add Half-boiled Rice, Green Chillies and Fried Paneer

Step 10: (Part 2) : Mix the Content in the Cooker Well (without Breaking the Rice)

Step 11: (Part 2) : Close the Lid of the Cooker and Keep in Medium Flame for 1-2 Mins; Adding Whistle Is Not Required (it May Make It Into Paste)

Step 12: Now, Fried Rice Is Ready; Serve With Chopped Onions, Salt and Curd Mixture.

Step 13: Photo Shoot, in a Traditional Way of South-Indian Meal Serving :-)

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