Paneer Biriyani

It’s been a while since I penned down something…

But that doesn’t mean that I wasn’t cooking… I was just taking time off to myself, cooking great food and totally backing off from the internet.

But, here I am again!!

Anyway, while I was wondering on what to be prepared for dinner, this recipe caught my eye. Being a Sunday, my husband also joined me “cooking”.. And all the grinding and frying stuffs were done by him!! And I guess, I needn’t explain more..Happy Love Heart

Paneer Biriyani


Basmati Rice- 2 cups

Paneer – Cut into cubes- 200gms

Onions- 2

Oil- 2tbspn

Ghee – 2tbspn

Salt- 3tsp

Lemon juice- 1tsp

Bay leaf – 1

Grind to form a paste:

Garlic- 6pods, Ginger- 1inch piece, Saunf/aniseeds- 1tbsp, Cumin seeds- 1tsp, Red chillies- 3, Coriander seeds- 1tsp, Cinnamon stick – 1, Cloves- 4, Peppercorns- 4, Brown Cardomons- 2


Onion- 1/2, Raisins- a handful, Cashews – a handful


Soak rice for an hour.

Grind all ingredients together of the paste with a little water.

Fry paneer.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add onions and saute till golden brown.

Add paste and bay leaf and stir fry for a couple of minutes.

Add fried paneer and 4 cups of water.

Add salt and lemon juice.

When water boils, add the strained rice and pressure cook till a whistle is blown.

Garnish with fried onions, cashews and raisins.



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