Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Rice with cottage cheese cubes

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. •For the paneer tikkas:.
  2. Combine the curds, gram flour, ginger paste, garlic paste, chilli powder, kasuri methi, garam masala, coriander, salt and 1 tablespoon of mustard oil and mix well to prepare a marinade.
  3. Add the paneer, onions and capsicum to it and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Arrange the paneer, onions and capsicum on 4 skewer sticks.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil on a non-stick tava (griddle) and sauté the paneer tikkas till they are lightly browned on all sides (approx. 4 to 5 minutes). Remove from the skewer and keep aside.
  6. •For the rice:.
  7. Clean, wash and soak the rice for approx.15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  8. Heat the oil in a heavy bottom pan, add the cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon and stir.
  9. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the rice and salt and sauté for 2 minutes.
  10. Add 3 cups of hot water. Cover and cook over a low flame for 10 to 15 minutes till the rice is cooked. Separate each grain of rice very lightly with a fork and keep aside.
  11. •How to proceed:.
  12. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan.
  13. Add the paneer tikkas and rice and mix together very lightly. Cook till the rice is hot.
  14. Garnish with the sprig of mint and serve immediately.

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