Basmati rice - 1 cup
Paneer - 2 cup , diced small
corn kernels - 1 can
cinnamon - 1 stick
cardamam - 2 whole
gin-gar paste - 2 tsp
green chillies - 3 nos, slit
coriander leaves - a bunch, chopped
Clean and soak the rice for 20-30 mins.In a vessel boil some water.When it starts to boil add the rice into it.Do not cover the lid.Stir the rice ones in between.Keep checking the rice since it will cook fast ones its soaked in water before.When the rice is just cooked drain the water completely.You will see that the rice is very fluffy.Keep aside.
In a wide flat bottom vessel heat some oil.Add cinnamon and cardamam.Stir for a few seconds and then add gin-gar paste.Stir for a few more secs and then add the corn kernels( drain the water from the can).Add salt and stir for some time about 5-6 mins or until any liquid in the pan evaporates.Add the coriander leaves and rice.Slowly mix in all the ingredients.Be careful not to break the rice ,it will loose its fluffiness.
In a pan heat some oil.Drop the paneer cubes and fry it until it turns brown on 2 sides.Reserving half of it aside, add the rest into the rice and slowly mix it in.Put the remaing on top of the rice to garnish.Serve hot with raita.I had it with some deliciously roasted cumin potatoes(recipe tomo).
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