September 21, 2011

How to make Paneer Biriyani

Learn how to make Paneer Biriyani.

Paneer is a good source of calcium. Here is a home made recipe for special Mughlai recipe - Paneer Biriyani. This recipe is made in microwave so, good in taste and good for health also. 

Preparation time - 15 minutes
Cooking time - 17 minutes
Serves - 6 persons

Ingredients to make Paneer Biriyani: 

for biriyani:

1 cup basmati rice - long grain rice
200 gram paneer pieces
10 - 15 cashew nut 
1 table spoon curd
1/2 tea spoon lemon juice
1/2 tea spoon garam masalo
1 table spoon freshly cut mint leaves
2 cups water
Salt to taste

For tadka:

1 table spoon ghee
1 table spoon oil
1/2 tea spoon cumin seeds
1 1/2 table spoon biriyani masalo

For paste:

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tea spoon ginger paste
4 to 5 whole dry red chilies
1/2 cup tomato
1 table spoon crushed garlic

Crush all the ingredients and make fine paste.

For garnishing:

Fried onion
Roasted cashew
Fried raisin

Method to make Paneer Biriyani: 

  • Wash rice and soak them. Keep a side for at least 15 minutes.
  • Mean while mix paneer, curd, salt, lemon juice and other spices in a mixing bowl. Keep a side for at least 30 minutes.
  • Mix all the ingredients of tadka in a big microwave proof bowl and cook for 1 minute at MICRO HI.
  • Add  paste to it and again cook for 2 minutes at MICRO HI.
  • Add rice and paneer and cook for 2 minutes at MICRO HI.
  • Add water and salt and stir properly.
  • Cover half the bowl and cook for 7 minutes at MICRO HI. Than for 3 minutes at MICRO MED.
  • And at last cook for 2 minutes at MICRO LOW. Give standing time of 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Hot and delicious Paneer Biriyani is ready to serve.
  • Garnish with fried onion, roasted cashew, coriander leaves and fried raisin. 
  • You can serve this with whipped curd.

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