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Paneer Biryani Recipe

Paneer Biryani is rice flavored and layered with spices and cottage cheese/paneer. Paneer Biryani is a delight for all paneer lovers.

IMG 2772 Paneer Biryani Recipe The spices and condiments used in biryani may include, but are not limited to, ghee, nutmeg, mace, pepper, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, coriander, mint leaves, ginger, onions, and garlic. The name ‘biryani’ is derived from the Persian word beryā (n) which means “fried” or “roasted”.

Ingredients  IMG 2432 Paneer Biryani Recipe For masala

2 cups basmati rice

250 grams paneer cut into pieces

Whole garam masala

(shahi jeera,nutmeg, mace, pepper, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves)

2 onions sliced

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

2 tomatoes sliced

5-6 sliced green chillies

½ cup chopped mint leaves

2 tbsp yoghurt

2 tbsp chilli powder

2 tbsp biryani masala

1 tbsp turmeric powder

½ cup green peas

1 cup red,green and yellow capsicum sliced

4 tbsp ghee

salt as per taste

coriander leaves

For garnishing

Onion – 1, finely sliced & fried

Fried Cashews & raisins – a handful


Yellow and red food color diluted in milk

Coriander & Mint leaves

MethodCook the rice and keep it aside. IMG 2653 Paneer Biryani Recipe  In a deep pan, heat oil and fry the paneer pieces till goldern brown. pb1 Paneer Biryani Recipe  Take another pan and heat ghee.Add sliced onions and whole garam masala. paneer Paneer Biryani Recipe  Once the onions are translucent add ginger garlic paste.Now add sliced tomatoes. Let it cook for 5 mins.Add mint leaves 32 Paneer Biryani Recipe Add biryani masala, chilli powder and yoghurt. Let everything cook for 10 mins

8 2 Paneer Biryani Recipe Finally add fried paneer cubes, veggies and coriander leaves. The paneer masala is ready. 5 2 Paneer Biryani Recipe

IMG 2521 Paneer Biryani Recipe  Heat a non-stick pan, add the onions and cashew/raisins and dry roast on a medium flame stirring continuously till the onions turn brown. 6 2 Paneer Biryani Recipe  Start layering the rice with the masala now.Take a heavy bottomed vessel/non stick pan. Add a spoon of ghee. Put one layer of rice. Now add another layer of paneer masala. Again spread layer of plain rice. Add 2 spoons of colored milk. Now add the caramelized onions with cashewnuts and raisins. Repeat these steps for next 2 layers and cover the pan with a tight lid. 9 2 Paneer Biryani Recipe

10 2 Paneer Biryani Recipe Heat a tava, when it is really hot, place the biriyani vessel on top of that. Reduce the heat to the lowest flame & cook for 20-25 mins. Keep the heat at the lowest flame throughout, otherwise it might get burnt. IMG 2725 Paneer Biryani Recipe

IMG 2742 Paneer Biryani Recipe Garnish the rice with coriander leaves and serve it hot with raita.

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  1. Shveta says:

    Excellent clicks! I’m truly inspired……..thanks!

  2. Amol says:

    I was never ever interested in Veg-Biryanis……but now will definitely try it!!!!

  3. Deepali says:

    Awesome Anu baby… Once I try dis I will update u on d taste… My sweethrt n my inspiration… :-)

  4. swati says:

    wow a veg biryani! you just made my day…excellent recipe.

  5. Ekta says:

    superb! must try!

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  7. Nehal says:

    Wow Impressive. I loved the way you posted step by step.. ”
    Yummy for Tummy..” :)

  8. Hi Anita..
    Fell in love with your pics and the idea of paneer biryani. Will give it a go soon.

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