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paneer biryani recipe | paneer biriyani recipe | veg paneer dum biryani

easy paneer biryani recipe | paneer biriyani recipe | veg paneer dum biryani
Course biryani
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for marination:

  • 1 cup curd / yogurt thick
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp biryani masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint / pudina chopped
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 15 cubes paneer/ cottage cheese
  • ½ onion petals
  • ½ capsicum cubed

for rice:

  • 6 cup water
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 chilli slit
  • 1 cup basmati rice soaked 20 minutes

for biryani:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 2 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 pod black cardamom
  • 1 mace / javitri
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 1 tsp shah jeera
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint / pudina chopped
  • 2 tbsp fried onion
  • pinch biryani masala
  • 2 tbsp saffron milk
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

marination paneer:

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup curd, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ¼ tsp turmeric, ¾ tsp chilli powder and 2 tbsp biryani masala.
  • also add 2 tbsp coriander, 2 tbsp mint, 1 tsp oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp salt.
  • whisk and combine well making sure the spices are well combined.
  • further add 15 cubes paneer, ½ onion and ½ capsicum.
  • mix gently making sure everything is combined well.
  • cover and marinate for 30 minutes.

biryani rice preparation:

  • firstly, in a large vessel take 6 cup water.
  • add spices like 2 pods cardamom, 4 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 bay leaf, ½ tsp pepper.
  • also add 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp oil and 1 chilli.
  • boil for 2 minutes or until flavours is in the water.
  • add in 1 cup basmati rice and stir well. make sure to soak rice for at least 20 minutes.
  • boil for 3 minutes or until rice is half cooked. do not cook fully.
  • drain off the rice and keep aside.

paneer biryani preparation:

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and 1 tsp ghee.
  • saute 2 bay leaf, 1 star anise, 1 pod black cardamom, 1 mace, 2 pods cardamom and 1 tsp shah jeera.
  • add ½ onion and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • also add 1 tomato and saute until it turns soft and mushy.
  • add in marinated paneer and saute well.
  • saute until the oil separates from sides. do not overcook as paneer turns rubbery.
  • further spread prepared rice uniformly.
  • also top with 2 tbsp coriander, 2 tbsp mint and 2 tbsp fried onion.
  • further sprinkle pinch biryani masala, 2 tbsp saffron milk, 1 tsp ghee and ¼ cup water.
  • cover with aluminium foil and close the lid. you can also use the dough to seal.
  • simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked fully.
  • finally, enjoy paneer biryani with raita and slices of onion.