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paneer biryani | easy paneer biryani recipe | makhni paneer biryani

A flavorful aromatic Indian rice is mixed with marinated paneer cubes, fried onions and all other spices. The soft and juicy cottage cheese within the biryani gives a melting taste. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword makhni paneer biryani recipe, paneer biryani, paneer dum biryani, paneer recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
resting time: 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

Ingredients for paneer biryani:

  • Basmati rice - 2 cups

Frying onions:

  • oil - 3 spoons
  • onion slices - 1

Marinating paneer:

  • curd - 3 spoons
  • ginger and garlic paste - 1/2 spoon
  • paneer cubes(cottage cheese) - 100g
  • coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  • red chilli powder - 1/2 spoon
  • salt - 1/2 spoon
  • turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
  • black pepper powder - 1/4 spoon
  • garam masala powder - 1/2 spoon
  • capsicum cubes - 1
  • oil - 1 1/2 spoon

For paneer biryani:

  • butter - 100g
  • cumin seeds - 1/2 spoon
  • shahi jeera - 1/4 spoon
  • cardamom - 3
  • cloves - 4
  • star anise - 1
  • black cardamom - 1
  • cinnamon - 1
  • cashew nuts - 12
  • bay leaves - 3
  • onion slices - 1
  • slit green chillies - 2
  • ginger and garlic paste - 3/4 spoon
  • tomato slices - 2
  • salt - as required(2 spoons)
  • water - 3 cups
  • coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  • red-orange food colour - 3 pinches

Instructions

Procedure for paneer biryani:

    Soak the rice and fry onions:

    1. Wash and soak rice for at least 30 minutes.

    2. Heat a pan over a medium flame add 3 spoons of oil

    3. Add onion slices and fry till it turns a golden brown colour.

    4. Take the fried onion slices into the plate and set aside.

    Marinating paneer:

    1. Take a bowl to add curd, ginger and garlic paste.

    2. Add paneer cubes, fresh coriander leaves and mint leaves.

    3. Add half of the fried onions.

    4. Add red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, garam masala powder.

    5. Add capsicum cubes mix well.

    6. Add 1 1/2 spoon of oil mix well.

    7. Close and marinate for 20 minutes.

    Making paneer biryani:

    1. In the same pan add a spoon of butter.

    2. Add all the dry spices, cumin seeds, shahi jeera, cardamom, cloves, star anise, black cardamom, cinnamon, cashew nuts, bay leaves.

    3. Add onion slices and slit green chillies. Fry all the spices till the cashew nuts and onions turn to golden colour.

    4. Add ginger and garlic paste, tomato slices mix well.

    5. Fry till the raw smell disappears and tomatoes turn little mushy.

    6. Add a spoon of salt mix well.

    7. Add marinated paneer cubes mix well.

    8. Close the lid and fry for 2 minutes over a medium flame.

    9. Fry till the raw smell disappears.

    10. Drain the rice and add to the pan.

    11. Pour 3 cups of water mix well.

    12. Taste and adjust the salt according to the taste.

    13. When it begins to boil add chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves and remaining fried onions.

    14. If 3/4 water is dried sprinkle red-orange food colour.

    Dum for 10 minutes:

    1. Close the lid and let it dum for 10 minutes.

    2. Open the lid slightly mix the biryani(when the bhap comes our biryani is ready)

    3. Close the lid and let it rest for a minute.

    4. Take the delicious paneer biryani into the bowl.

    5. Serve the hot paneer biryani with raita or any gravy, stuffed brinjal curry

    Recipe Notes

    Take a small bowl to add 3 pinches of red-orange food colour little water mix well sprinkle.

    Dum for 10 minutes in a low flame. when the bhap comes our biryani is ready