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Saffron Rice and Creamy Paneer

Ingredients :

For Saffron Rice :

1 Cup Rice ( Basmati or Raw rice )
Few strands of saffron
2 Tbsp Milk ( Warm )
2 Cups Water
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Ghee
1/2 inch Cinnamon
2 Elachi
1 Cloves
1 Bay leaf

For Creamy Paneer :

2 Onions, chopped
1/2 inch Cinnamon
2 Elachi
1 Bay leaf
1 Tsp Red chilli powder
1 Tsp Pav bajji Masala powder
Salt to taste
1 Cup Fresh Cream
100 gms Paneer, cubed
1/2 Tsp Dried Fenugreek leaves
1/2 Tbsp Oil or  Butter

Method :

For preparing Saffron rice :

  • Soak rice for half an hour.
  • Heat ghee in a pan / kadai and add Bay leaf, elachi, cloves and cinnamon.
  • Meanwhile mix saffron in a milk.
  • Wash the soaked rice and add it to the kadai.
  • Mix well and add the saffron milk.
  • Add salt and water. Mix and close the pan with Aluminum foil.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Once rice gets cooked, remove from flame.

For preparing Creamy Paneer :

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon, elachi and onions.
  • Fry them for couple of minutes and remove from flame.
  • Cool them and grind to a fine paste by adiing little water.
  • Meanwhile fry the cubed paneer and soak in a warm water.
  • Heat the same pan and add little oil or butter followed by bay leaf and ground paste. 
  • Fry them for a minute, add the red chilli powder, salt and pav bajji masala powder.
  • Mix well and add the soaked paneer.
  • Then add the fresh cream and cook for couple of minutes.
  • Before removing from flame, add dried fenugreek powder / Kasuri methi and cook for a minute.
  • Remove and add extra fresh cream for garnishing.
  • Serve with Saffron rice.


  1. Priya just awesome... I would like to make this one.Nice idea dear. Lovely meal to.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. excellent combination priya :)

  3. love both recipes..nice presentation...

  4. lovely combo priya! loved the creamy paneer.looks yum

  5. Looks really Delicious.

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  7. Wat a fabulous platter, drooling here.

  8. Wow ! its a yummy combo....

  9. wow priya i feel like i m in a hotel here
    what a lovely serving


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  10. Great post. Thanks for share.


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