paneer biryani recipe easy method

paneer biryani recipe easy method
paneer biryani recipe easy method
             I have already posted a paneer dum biryani recipe earlier. Today iam posting a simple paneer biryani recipe quick method. The ingredient list is long but the cooking method is simple. The taste is different and is less flavour ful from the dum version. But makes a tasty meal. 
1 cup aged basmathi rice (soaked for 20 mins)
1 ¼ cup water (if needed just sprinkle some water at the end if rice is undercooked) (adjust the water as per the quality of rice)(remember we use yogurt too that adds moisture to cook the rice)
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste
2 tbsps ghee (or oil)
¾  cup of paneer cubes (fried in ghee or oil)
½ cup yogurt
1 ½ tsps. homemade biryani masala powder
¼ tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
¼ tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chili pow
Salt to taste
2 tbsps fried onions
1 tbsps finely chopped mint leaves
2 tbsps finely chopped coriander leaves
1 green chili
1 bay leaf
6 green cardamoms
1 black cardamom
6  cloves
3 inch cinnamon stick
2 strands mace
1 star anise
½ tsp shahi jeera (black cumin)
Few fried onions
Capsicum chopped (fried)
Fried paneer (if you desire)
Mint and coriander leaves

paneer biryani recipe easy method
paneer biryani recipe easy method

 Method (will update the step by step pics shortly)

1.   Marinate paneer with the marination ingredients and set aside
2.   Add oil to water and bring it to a boil, add the rice and  cook till it is half done
3.   Add the marinade to the rice, mix well. Cover with a tight lid and cook till the rice is fully done. This takes around 8 mins on a low flame. Do not open the lid atleast for 15 mins after you off the flame.

Garnish with garnishing ingredients.

* do not reduce oil or ghee, does not taste and looks good 
* Be careful when you use the water for rice , consider yogurt too as moisture for cooking rice. else your rice becomes mushy

Variations:Can use veggies and nuts too, if desired


  1. says

    wow its so tempting. paneer taste i developed after wedding only and before that i never knew there is a thing called paneer<br /><br />this looks so yummy