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Paneer Pulao Recipe for baby & toddlers | Rice Varieties

Paneer Pulao with vegetables - mildly spiced and tasty paneer pulao with vegetables for babies, toddlers and kids. Perfect for lunch box
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Rice/Pulao
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Basmati rice - 1/2 cup
  • Paneer cubes - 100 gm
  • Ginger garlic paste - 3/4 tsp
  • Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Tomato - 1 small sized
  • Mint leaves - 1 tsp
  • Corainder leaves - 1 tsp
  • Chopped Vegetables - 1/4 cup i used carrot and butter beans
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp optional
  • Curd - 1.5 tbsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Salt - as required

To temper

  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom - 1



  • Measures 1/2 cup of rice in a measuring cup and wash the rice twice. Soak it in water for 15 minutes. Set aside. Wash and Chop vegetables, mint leaves and corainder leaves. Chop the onions length wise and finely chop tomatoes. Keep everything ready.


  • Heat a small pressure cooker with ghee and add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom. Saute it for 2 minutes and add onions along with ginger garlic paste. Saute them nicely until golden brown.
  • Once the onions becomes golden brown and the raw smell of ginger garlic paste leaves, add tomatoes. Fry them until the raw smell of tomatoes leaves. Then add the coriander mint leaves along vegetables and garam masala. Mix them together and saute them for 3 minutes.
  • Now add curd and mix well. Then add the soaked rice to the gravy along with salt and fry them for a minute.
  • Add required amount of water and bring it to a boil.Close the lid of pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for two whistles. In the meantime time fry the chopped paneer cubes in a tsp of oil until golden brown. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and add fried paneer cubes and mix well. Keep the cooker closed until serving.