Kids love paneer and if you are bored preparing the same paneer sabzi for them everyday then this paneer fried recipe is a must-try. This homemade fried rice with a twist of paneer can be a good option for lunch. You can add veggies of your choice and serve it with raita.

How To Make Paneer Fried Rice?

  1. Begin with washing 1 cup of rice with water. Soak it in water for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes, drain the water and add the rice to the pressure cooker. Sprinkle some salt.
  3. Pour 2 cups of water and also pour 1/2 tsp oil into it.
  4. Stir and pressure cook rice for 2 whistles. Keep the cooked rice aside and let it cool.
  5. Take all the vegetables, wash and peel them. Grate carrots and onions. Chop beans, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
  6. In a pan, add 2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp jeera and saute till they splutter.
  7. Add onions and saute till they turn translucent. 
  8. Add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute.
  9. Add tomatoes and stir till they soften.
  10. Next, add beans and stir fry on medium flame.
  11. Drop in the carrots, bell peppers.
  12. Mix and stir fry for a few minutes.
  13. Cut paneer into small cubes and add to the pan.
  14. Sprinkle salt, pepper, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala as per taste. Mix well.
  15. Add the cooked rice to the pan and stir.
  16. Check the taste and sprinkle more spices if required.
  17. Serve paneer fried rice with raita and salad.

Paneer Fried Rice Recipe Card

Filling and delicious, this is just the perfect recipe for lunch.

Total Time :
40 min
Preparation Time :
10 min
Cooking Time :
30 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Main Course
Tanya Malik


  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Oil As Required
  • Salt As Required
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeera
  • 1 Cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Chopped Tomato
  • 1 Grated Carrot
  • 7-10 French Beans
  • 1 Chopped Bell Pepper Or Capsicum
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala


Step 1
Soak rice in water for 30 minutes.
Step 2
Add soaked rice to pressure cooker. Sprinkle salt and pour 2 cups water. Also add a few drops of oil.
Step 3
Pressure cook for 2 whistles or for 10 inutes.
Step 4
In a pan, add some oil and jeera. Let it splutter.
Step 5
Add onions and saute.
Step 6
Add ginger garlic paste and mix.
Step 7
Add chopped tomatoes, French beans and capsicum. Mix and stir fry on medium flame.
Step 8
Next add paneer cubes and mix.
Step 9
Sprinkle black pepper powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder.
Step 10
Add the cooked rice.
Step 11
Sprinkle salt and pepper as per taste.
Step 12

paneer fried rice special

Serve with raita or salad.