kofta biryani recipe | veg kofta biriyani | kofte ki biryani

kofta biryani recipe | veg kofta biriyani | kofte ki biryani with detailed photo and video recipe. a unique and flavoured biriyani recipe made with aloo and paneer deep-fried balls. it is basically an extension to the traditional biryani recipe which is either made with meat and choice of veggies. it is an ideal one pot meal which can be served for any occasions or perhaps can be made for day to day lunch box recipes.
kofta biryani recipekofta biryani recipe | veg kofta biriyani | kofte ki biryani with step by step photo and video recipe. biryani recipes have become one of the popular rice recipes across india and even globally. this has led to many flavours and variation to the authentic and traditional one with a fusion of other recipes. one such hugely popular biriyani alternative is kofta biriyani recipe where veggie balls are infused within biryani rice.

well for most of them, biriyani recipe is a flavoured rice-based dish, but for me, it’s an emotion. basically, i can have any form of biryani on any day for any meal. as matter of fact, i have shared many flavoured biriyani recipes in my blog and my personal favourite is dum style cooked biryani recipe. this recipe of kofta which can be made premixed or layered, but i have prepared it in layered style or dum style. in other words, slow dum style cooking would help to infuse the biryani flavour into the rice and veggie balls. while cooking it dum style is not something a must, but it is more of a personal preference whenever i cook biryani.

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furthermore, some easy and important tips and variations while preparing the kofta biryani recipe. firstly, while preparing the kofta i have used paneer and potatoes which should be sufficient for the kofta. but you can extend it by adding more choice of your veggies to it. secondly, i have pan fried the kofta in an appe pan which is more than sufficient to fry it. but if you need to make it even more crispy you can deep fry it in a frying pan. lastly, in the biryani gravy, i have added just kofte balls and it is more than sufficient. but you can add a choice of veggies with it

finally, i request you to check my other biryani recipes collection with this post of kofta biryani recipe. it includes recipes like cooker biryani, veg dum biryani, tomato biryani, malabar biriyani, dum aloo biryani and soya biryani recipe. in addition, do visit my other recipes collection like,

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kofta biryani recipe

kofta biryani recipe | veg kofta biriyani | kofte ki biryani

4.17 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: biryani
Cuisine: Indian
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easy kofta biryani recipe | veg kofta biriyani | kofte ki biryani

Ingredients

for kofta:

  • 1 cup paneer / cottage cheese, grated
  • 2 potato / aloo, boiled & mashed
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour, roasted
  • ½ tsp salt
  • oil for roasting

for curry:

  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 3 pods cardamom
  • 1 pod black cardamom
  • 7 cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 chilli, slit
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp  biryani masala
  • 1 cup curd / yogurt, whisked
  • 2 tbsp mint / pudina, chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water

for rice:

  • 8 cup water
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 5 cloves / lavang
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cup basmati rice, soaked 20 minutes
  • 1 tbsp oil

for layering:

  • 4 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 4 tbsp mint / pudina, chopped
  • 4 tbsp fried onion / barista
  • 2 tbsp saffron water
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp  ghee / clarified butter
  • ¼ tsp saffron food colour, optional

Instructions

  • firstly, in a thick bottomed deep vessel spread in a layer of prepared kofta curry.
  • further layer with cooked rice.
  • also spread few chopped mint, coriander and fried onions.
  • as a third layer, spread again prepared kofta curry.
  • repeat layering with cooked rice, coriander, mint, fried onions, 2 tbsp saffron water.
  • also top with ½ cup water from sides, 1 tsp ghee, sprinkle saffron food colour and biryani masala.
  • now close with aluminium foil. you can alternatively use the wheat dough to seal.
  • keeping the flame on low, cook for 15-20 minutes or till the rice gets completely cooked in presence of steam or dum.
  • finally, serve paneer kofta biryani with raita or mirchi ka salan.
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how to make kofta biryani with step by step photo:

paneer kofta preparation recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1 cup paneer, 2 potato, ½ tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 chilli, ½ tsp chilli powder and ½ tsp garam masala.
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  2. additionally, add ¼ cup besan and ½ tsp salt.
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  3. combine well making sure all the spices are well combined.
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  4. form a soft dough. if there is too much moisture then break a piece of bread and combine well.
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  5. prepare a small sized ball and roast in appe pan.
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  6. add 1 tsp oil. you can alternatively bake in an oven or deep fry until it turns golden brown.
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  7. flip over and roast uniformly until it turns golden brown.
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  8. paneer kofta balls are ready, keep aside.
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biryani rice preparation recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large vessel pour 8 cup water and add 2 bay leaf, 1 tsp cumin, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 pods cardamom, 5 cloves, ½ tsp pepper and 1 tsp salt.
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  2. once the water comes to a boil add 1½ cup basmati rice. make sure to soak rice for 20 minutes.
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  3. add 1 tbsp oil and stir well.
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  4. boil for 10 minutes, or till the rice is almost cooked. (do not cook the rice completely, as it will get cooked in dum while preparing biryani)
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  5. drain off the water and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. keep aside.
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kofta curry preparation recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee add saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 3 pods cardamom, 1 pod black cardamom, 7 cloves and 1 tsp cumin.
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  2. now add 1 onion, 1 chilli, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until onions turn golden brown.
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  3. further, add 1 tomato and saute until the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
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  4. keeping the flame on low add ¾ tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp biryani masala and saute on low flame.
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  5. additionally, add 1 cup curd and stir on low flame.
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  6. cook until the oil is separated from sides.
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  7. add 2 tbsp mint, 2 tbsp coriander, ½ tsp salt and mix well.
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  8. add ½ cup water and adjust consistency as required.
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  9. drop in roasted paneer kofta balls and mix gently.
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assembling / layering paneer kofta biryani recipe:

  1. firstly, in a thick bottomed deep vessel spread in a layer of prepared kofta curry.
    kofte ki biryani
  2. further layer with cooked rice.
    kofte ki biryani
  3. as a third layer, spread again prepared kofta curry.
    kofte ki biryani
  4. also spread few chopped mint, coriander and fried onions.
    kofte ki biryani
  5. repeat layering with cooked rice, coriander, mint, fried onions, 2 tbsp saffron water.
    kofte ki biryani
  6. also, top with ½ cup water from sides, 1 tsp ghee, sprinkle saffron food colour and biryani masala.
    kofte ki biryani
  7. now close with aluminium foil. you can alternatively use the wheat dough to seal.
    kofta biryani recipe
  8. keeping the flame on low, cook for 15-20 minutes or till the rice gets completely cooked in presence of steam or dum.
    kofta biryani recipe
  9. finally, serve paneer kofta biryani with raita or mirchi ka salan.
    veg kofta biriyani

notes:

  • firstly, use a thick bottomed vessel and cook the biryani on low flame, else the biryani might burn at the bottom.
  • also, i used appe pan to roast kofta. if you are not calorie conscious you can deep fry for more flavours.
  • additionally, you can prepare vegetable kofta in place of paneer kofta for variation.
  • finally, paneer kofta biryani recipe tastes great when served after 2-3 hours of preparation.
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