Monday, 21 April 2014

Paneer Biriyani (Cottage Cheese Biriyani)

Paneer Biriyani 

I am huge fan of Paneer, so I wanted to make a Biriyani using Paneer. This recipe is the outcome of that thought.

Onion - 1 Big (Sliced)
Bay Leaf- 1
Black Cinnamon - 1
Green Peas - 1/2 Cup (Optional)
Rice - 1 Cup (I have used Basmati Rice)
Water - 2 Cups (Depending on how much water your rice takes to cook)

For the Marinade:
Thick Curd - 2 Tablespoon
Paneer - 250 grams
Red Chilly powder - 1 Tablespoon
Corinader Powder - 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
Garam masala - 1/2 Teaspoon
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 Teaspoon
Salt - As per taste


  • In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients given under "for the marinade" and oat the Paneer well and leave it for 15-30 minutes.
  • Wash and soak the rice in 2 Cups(or as appropriate to your rice)  of water for 30 minutes. 
  • In a pan, warm some oil and add bay leaf,black cinnamon and add the sliced Onion.
  • Cook till the onion is done, reduce the flame and to this add the prepared Paneer with the marinade and cook till.
  • Cook till the Paneer is roasted slightly and the raw flavour of the marinade masala is gone. 
  • To this add the water in hich you have soaked the rice and ad the required amount of salt and let it boil.
  • Once the water starts boiling, add the soaked Rice and Green peas (if using) and stir once and cover it with the lid.
  • Cook till the Rice is done, stirring intermittently.
  • Serve Hot with Onion Raita. 


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