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Paneer Fried Rice

Written By Angela Steffi on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 10:29:00 PM

Paneer Fried Rice is a fusion of Indian and Chinese cuisine often had in most of the restaurants. This Paneer fried rice is quite easy to make at home and tastes several times better than the one which we order in all fancy restaurants. The only problem which many face is the consistency of the rice, toady we will see how to get the perfect rice for the fried rice. Here in this recipe we are moving a step ahead and add a whole new taste and style .......

Please click here to watch Paneer Fried Rice in Tamil -Madras Samayal.

Serving size             : 3

Soaking Time          : 30 minutes

Cooking Time         : 20 minutes
Difficulty: Spice Level:
Quantity Ingredients for paneer Fried rice
1 Cup Basmati Rice (soak for 20 minutes)
150g Paneer

1/4 tsp Chili powder+1/8 tsp pepper +1/8 tsp Salt
2+2 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp finely chopped Garlic
1 tbsp finely chopped Ginger
1/2 Onion
1 large Carrot
1/4 Cabbage
5-6 Beans
1 tsp Chili Sauce
1 tsp Soy Sauce
1/2 tsppepper powder
HandfullSpring Onions

Water and 1 tbsp oil while cooking rice

Salt to Taste

Cooking Method

Step 1) Soak the Basmati rice in water for 20 minutes and cook in water with some salt until the rice is 90% cooked..Do not over cook the rice..To get perfect strands add a tbsp of oil into the boiling water before adding the rice.This prevents the rice from sticking to one another.Once 90% cooked spread the rice on a paper towel to remove any moisture from the rice or keep under fan.This step is very important to get the best fried rice with single strands of rice.

Step 2) Season the paneer with chili powder, Pepper , salt and fry it it oil until nice and golden on all the sides.

Step 3) Heat oil in a pan and add finely chopped ginger, finely chopped garlic and saute it for few seconds. Then add in sliced onion and mix it. Now to this add cubed Carrot, Cabbage, Beans and cook until the veggies are 80 -90% cooked do not overcook the vegetables we still need to retain some texture of the veggies.

Step 4) Then add the sauces - chili sauce, Soy sauce ,required salt and mix it again.You can also use capsicum if you like.Then add the cooked basmati rice and mix everything very gently and carefully, do not break the rice.

Step 5) Finally add in the fried Paneer, freshly ground pepper, some salt and some spring onions for garnishing and mix well.

Our Delicious Veg Fried rice is ready to be served with any of your favorite side like Chicken Manchurian or veg Manchurian.

About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


  1. Wow! I am fond of rice pilafs. I am surely going to try this amazing rice recipe & Basmati Pulao Recipe for tonight’s dinner. Thank you sharing this easy to make recipe with us!

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