Paneer Biryani..

                   PANEER BIRYANI- ­


Preparation Time­­­­- 15min.
Cooking Time­­ -25min.
Paneer Biryani
Serve -3 person

·         2 onions sliced thinly
·         1 ½ cups  basmati rice

For Marination-

·         2 tbsp. ghee (or oil)
·         1¼ cup Paneer cubes
·         ½ cup  curd
·         1 tbspn.  biryani masala powder(or garam masala powder)
·         1 tbspn. ginger garlic paste
·         ¼ tsp turmeric powder
·         ½ to ¾ tsp red chili powder
·         Salt to taste
·         2 tbsp. fried onions
·         2 tbsp. finely chopped coriander leaves
·         1 green chili
·         1 bay leaf
·         4 green cardamoms
·         1 black cardamom
·         6 cloves
·         3 inch cinnamon stick
·         1 strand mace
·         1 star anise
·         ½ tsp shahi jeera
·         1 tbspn   rose water
·          
For Garnishing-

       Few fried onions
·                Few cashew nuts
       coriander leaves
Method-

1.  Add oil to a heavy bottom pan, fry onions till golden brown. Keep aside.  Fry few paneer cubes and cashew nuts as well. Keep aside.
2.  Marinate Paneer with the marination ingredients and Keep aside. (take a bowl add all marination ingradients and mix properly  after mixing add paneer cubes and let it set)
3.  Add 1 tsp oil to water and bring it to a boil, add the rice and cook. Drain off the rice and keep aside.
4.  Take a heavy bottom pan and pour the 1 tbspn oil. Add the bay leaf then add marinate Paneer.
5.  Layer the cooked rice over the marinate Paneer. Level the rice. Add few more fried onions and coriander leaves. Then sprinkle fried onions, rose water.
6.  Seal it with a foil or a moist clean kitchen cloth. Place the lid over it.
7.  Cook for 5 minutes on a high flame, and place it on a hot tawa and dum it for 10 to 12 minutes.
8.  Switch off the gas and leave it undisturbed for at least 15 minutes more.
9.  Garnish with fried cashews, and fried onions.

10.     Serve with raita and Papad.







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