Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dum Paneer Biriyani

Dum Paneer Biriyani

Paneer  otherwise Indian cottage cheese is loved from kids to elder ones and Biriyani is a favorite meal for almost every one.Then Dum paneer Biriyani is a double special dish for any foodie.


Basmathi Rice   -1 3/4 cup
onion                  -1 large sliced
carrot                  -1 small finely chopped
bell pepper green- 2tbsp
Cashews             -few
raisins                 -few(optional)
cilantro               -to garnish
ghee                   -2 tbsp
butter                  -1 tbsp
mint leaves         -few chopped

To marinade:

Paneer                   -450 g               
Ginger garlic paste-1 1/2 tbsp
yogurt                    -3/4 cup
green chili              -2 slit
cilantro                   -3 tbsp finely chopped
mint leaves             -3 tbsp finely chopped
Coriander powder  -1 tbsp
chili powder           -2 tsp
garam masala         -1/2 tsp
fennel powder        -1/4 tsp
oil/Ghee                 -2 tbsp

To temper:

cinnamon    - 1'
cloves          -4
black cardamom -2
star anise             -2
bay leaf                -2
mace                    -1
fennel seeds         -1/4 tsp

Preparation time:40 min
Cooking Time   :30 min


  • Cut Paneer into cubes of desired size.
  • Mix Paneer with all the ingredients listed To marinade

  • In a pan heat ghee and fry onions until golden brown.

  • Mix the fried onion into the marinade .

  • Also add the chopped carrots and bell peppers and mix well.Let it rest for 20-30 min

  • In the same pan heat little ghee and fry cashews until golden .Remove and keep it aside.Then fry raisins until it get puffed up.Remove and keep it aside.

  • Soak Basmathi Rice in water for 15 minute
  • In boiling water add the drained basmathi rice .Cook until the rice is cooked up to 90%.

  • In a pot heat little oil/ghee and temper with ingredients listed to temper.

  •  And pour the Paneer marinade into it.

  • Cook it until the raw flavor of the masala goes off.
  • Then remove half of the cooked paneer masala in a plate.

  • Top half of the cooked rice over the paneer masala.

  • Then garnish with fried cashews ,raisins and mint leaves.Top it up with the remaining paneer masala.

  • Then cover with remaining rice and garnish over with fried cashews, raisins and mint leaves .Top with few slices of butter.

  • Cover the lid and keep the kadai over a griddle/tawa  on stove and cook on low medium for 15 minutes.
  • After few minutes of resting carefully  mix the rice without breaking its texture.

  • Serve the yummy paneer biriyani with your choice of raitha.

Serves  4

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