paneer fried rice recipe without tomato
Paneer fried rice recipe

Paneer Fried Rice Recipe – Delicious Lunch Ideas!

Paneer fried rice recipe

Paneer fried rice recipe is a favorite for weekend lunches at my home. It is a delicious recipe to try when you have guests over for dinner too. We use a lot of vegetables along with paneer in this variety rice, so the little ones would surely get a good dose of nutrition too 🙂

paneer fried rice recipe without tomato
Paneer fried rice recipe

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Check out this easy recipe and try for yourself!


  1. Paneer – 1 cup cubed (Indian cottage cheese)
  2. Basmati Rice – 2 cups cooked and cooled
  3. Carrots – 1 medium size, finely chopped
  4. Beans – 1/2 cup finely chopped
  5. Capsicum – 1/3 cup finely chopped
  6. Onion – 1/2 cup finely chopped
  7. Garlic – 2 cloves finely chopped
  8. Ginger – 1 tsp finely chopped
  9. Tomatoes – 1 medium finely chopped (optional)
  10. Black pepper powder – 2 tsp
  11. Soy sauce – 1 tsp
  12. Chili sauce or finely chopped green chilies – 1 tsp (optional)
  13. Coriander leaves – handful finely chopped
  14. Oil – 3 tsp
  15. Salt – as needed

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  • Heat a thick-bottomed flat pan on the stove and add oil to it.
  • In a separate pan, cook the paneer cubes for 7 minutes in water enough to cover them.
  • Once the oil is hot, add onions,garlic, ginger, salt and stir fry till they are cooked. Use medium flame.
  • Now add tomatoes if you are using them, stir fry and then add the carrots, beans and capsicum and let them cook for 4 minutes.
  • Add black pepper powder, soy sauce and chili sauce or chilies of you use them and coriander leaves.
  • Stir fry all the items for a few minutes and finally add paneer to it. Fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Now add the cooked rice to the pan and mix all the ingredients (except coriander leaves) well.
  • Adjust salt if needed and switch off the stove. Sprinkle the coriander leaves on the rice.
  • Paneer fried rice is ready.
  • Serve it hot and enjoy it as it is or along with some hot soup.

Also read: Delicious tomato oats soup recipe

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paneer fried rice recipe ingredients

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  • You can use regular rice if you don’t have basmati rice in stock.
  • You can even use leftover rice 🙂
  • Adding tomatoes gives a tangy taste to paneer fried rice.
  • You can use chilies instead of chili sauce, so that you can remove them and feed your little ones.
  • Top paneer fried rice with roasted cashew nuts for an extra punch!
  • Try either Calphalon Stainless Steel Wok or Lodge Cast Iron Wok available on Amazon for even cooking.


Also read: 2-minute easy dry fruits and nuts ladoo recipe

Paneer fried rice recipe is a super hit dish for lunches with family and friends. Do check out this easy, nutritious, veggie-loaded recipe and try it now!
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About Priyadarshini Rajendran 210 Articles
Priyadarshini Rajendran is a travel enthusiast, avid reader and a passionate writer. She has a few of her books published and is writing more books. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software consultant taking breaks for her travels. Her blog is her passion and she writes about travel, books and food on the blog. She offers customized itineraries for South Indian destinations.

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