Mizoram Inspired Veg Sawhchiar Recipe-Rice Pilaf With Kashmiri Red Chillies, Bay Leaf and Paneer

A wonderful twist to traditional Mizoram style Sawhchiar with non vegetarian ingredients otherwise. It is a Rice Pilaf With Kashmiri Red Chillies, Bay Leaf and Paneer.

Dhara Shah
Mizoram Inspired Veg Sawhchiar Recipe-Rice Pilaf With Kashmiri Red Chillies, Bay Leaf and Paneer
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Mizoram Veg Sawhchiar Recipe is the rice pilaf recipe which is made with only vegetarian ingredients, which is a twist to the traditional Mizoram recipe of Sawhchiar which uses majorly non vegetarian ingredients like chicken or pork. In this recipe, I have kept the traditional ingredients like lettuce, spinach, black pepper and cardamom but have also added paneer & bay leaf for added flavour and vigour to the dish.

Serve Mizoram Inspired Veg Sawhchiar Recipe along with Palak Raita Recipe (Spinach Yogurt Salad) and Mizoram Special Koat Pitha Recipe (Banana Fritters) for lunch with family.

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Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

40 M

Makes:

2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Basmati rice , soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1/2 cup Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cubed
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds , pounded
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 2 Kashmiri dry red chillies
  • 1 cup Iceberg lettuce , shredded
  • 1/2 cup Spinach Leaves (Palak) , finely chopped
  • Black pepper powder , to taste
  • Salt , to taste
  • Cooking oil , as needed

How to make Mizoram Inspired Veg Sawhchiar Recipe-Rice Pilaf With Kashmiri Red Chillies, Bay Leaf and Paneer

  1. To begin making Mizoram Inspired Veg Sawhchiar Recipe, prep all the ingredients required and cube the paneer to bite size pieces. Also wash the basmati rice and keep it soaked for 30 minutes.

  2. In a shallow frying pan, add a little ghee or oil, heat on low-medium flame and carefully add in the paneer cubes. Pan fry the paneer till golden brown on both sides. Switch off heat and keep aside.

  3. In a handi, heat about 2 cups of water and add soaked basmati rice to it. Along with it, add cardamom, bay leaf, kashmiri red chillies and boil it, keeping it covered all the time.

  4. Meanwhile, blanch the lettuce and spinach in hot water for about 3-5 minutes and transfer the chopped greens to the rice handi.

  5. Add salt to taste when the rice is half-cooked (about 15 minutes) and mix the rice gently.

  6. Cover and cook on simmer till the rice is fluffy and cooked. Fluff it up carefully such that the rice does not break and finally add the pan fried paneer and give it a quick mix just before serving.

  7. You can also adorn the Veg Sawhchiar with paneer while serving. 

  8. Serve Mizoram Inspired Veg Sawhchiar Recipe along with Palak Raita Recipe (Spinach Yogurt Salad) and Mizoram Special Koat Pitha Recipe (Banana Fritters) for lunch with family.

Mizoram Inspired Veg Sawhchiar Recipe-Rice Pilaf With Kashmiri Red Chillies, Bay Leaf and Paneer is part of the North Eastern Recipe Contest

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Last Modified On Thursday, 21 February 2019 15:39
     
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