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Jeera rice recipe | restaurant style cummin Rice | quick jeera pulao

 About Jeera Rice Jeera is the Indian Hindi word for cumin. Jeera rice is rice cooked with cumin butter also called jeera-rice. As Chapati is easy to make, so is Jeera Rice . This recipe is a side dish for Indian people. Cumin is also known as Jeera in Hindi hence the name of this dish is Jeera Rice. Many spices are used to cook all the dishes in India in which cumin plays a major role. It adds flavor and aroma to the dish. You get iron, copper, and many other nutrients from cumin seeds. Cumin works great in your digestion. Indian food is heavy so some people enjoy serving this rice with heavy items like curry and dal. This is an aromatic rice dish that is spiced with mild spices and has a distinct taste of cumin. Fragrant rice has long grains of rice along with cumin seeds and green chilies that pair well with your other dishes. Cumin takes this dish to a whole new level. To prepare this dish, long-grain rice is first Cooked with whole spices. Then cumin seeds and green chil

Paneer kolhapuri recipe | Cottage Cheese In Maharashtrian Gravy With Kolhapuri Masala | paneer curry with kolhapuri masala

 About Paneer Kolhapuri

Paneer kolhapuri

As the name suggests Paneer Kolhapuri is a Paneer-based dish. This delicious Kolhapuri-style Paneer Gravy is spicy and tastes amazing. A spicy dish prepared from Maharashtrian or especially Kolhapur region. This masala is a dry spice blend with red chilies, coriander cumin, and desiccated coconut. Which is served with cashews, onions, ginger garlic paste, and tomatoes in gravy and authentic Kolhapuri masala. If you like the spicy taste, you can use clove chili.

Kolhapuri dishes are famous for their spices which are completely based on Kolhapuri spices. You can use this spice for most dishes or curries too. In our house, my mom always prepares kolapuri masala in advance. I also use it in Paneer Gravy, Paneer Kadai, Shahi Paneer, Paneer Masala, and Bhindi Masala recipes. It can also be added to sandwiches and burgers.

You can make it when guests come to your house or when there is a function. You and your family will love this dish. You can enjoy this dish for lunch or dinner. This is a perfect recipe for an office or school lunch box.

This spicy paneer curry tastes best with chapati or plain paratha or butter naan. You can also serve it with millet rota if you wish.

If you like paneer-based recipes, I have written many blogs like Palak Paneer, Mutter Paneer, Paneer Masala, Paneer Tikka, and Stuffed Paneer Kofta.






 1. Paneer - 200 grams

 2. Tomato - 5

 3. Green Chillies – 3

 4. Ginger - 1 piece

 5. Cashew nuts - ¼ cup

 6. Dry coconut – ⅓ cup (grated)

 7. Oil - 3/4 tsp

 8. Green Coriander - 3-4 tbsp

 9. Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp

 10. Cumin - 1.5 tbsp

 11. Fennel - 1 tbsp

 12. Whole Red Chillies – 2

 13. Salt - 1 tsp or as per taste

 14. Red chili powder – ½ tsp

 15. Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp

 16. Asafoetida - 1 pinch

 17. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp

Whole Garam Masala:

 1. Cinnamon - 1

 2. Big Cardamom - 1

 3. Small Cardamom - 2

 4. Cloves - 3

 5. Black pepper - 5/6


Kolhapuri Masala:

 (1) To make Kolhapuri masala, heat a pan, add sesame seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, cardamom, and black cardamom, and stir for a while.

 (2) Now add the coconut, then fry the masala some more. Remove the roasted masala to a plate and let it cool, then grind it in a mixer.

Make gravy for vegetables :

 (1) First grind tomatoes, green chilies, ginger, and cashew nuts in a grinder to make a paste.

 (2) Heat a pan, then add oil to it, when hot add cumin and fry it, add asafoetida, turmeric, and coriander powder, and fry it on low gas. Now add whole red chilies, tomatoes, green chilies, ginger, and cashew paste and stir with a spoon and saute till the oil starts to separate from the spices.

 (3) Keep the gas low and medium while roasting the spices.

(4) Cut the paneer and prepare it in the time it takes for the masala to roast. Cut the cheese into small square pieces.

 (5) When you feel the masala is fried, add red chili powder, and also the prepared kolhapuri masala, and mix fry. When the oil starts separating from the masala and smells nice, add half a cup of water and let it simmer for a while.

 (6) When the gravy starts to boil, add salt and some finely chopped coriander and mix. You can also add Kasturi Methi if you wish. Then add paneer pieces and cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.

 (7) After this take out your paneer kolhapuri vegetables in a bowl and serve it with paratha, chapati, naan, or rice and enjoy this dish.

Paneer kolhapuri


Q. What is Kolhapuri masala made of?

• Kolhapuri Masala also contains onions, garlic, desiccated coconut, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper.

Q. Why is kolhapuri food spicy?

• Use a laving mirchi.

Q. Which leaf is used in masala?

• Indian bay leaves.

Q. Which is the famous sweet of Kolhapur?

• shrikhand

Q. Who invented paneer first?

• Persian and Afghan rulers.

I hope you like this recipe and let me know how you make it at home in the comments.

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