Saturday, January 24, 2015

Makhni Paneer Biryani | How to make Makhni Paneer Biryani

We are starting the final week of BM#48 and this week I will be doing some Biryanis to boot!. As you know, if you have been following, I am so keen on Biryanis. Though biryanis are not originally from India, we have adapted it so well. However come to think of it, if something came to us so many years back, it no longer remains alien or foreign right!

So we have a host of Biryanis ourselves. Each cuisine has it's own specialty.While choosing the theme, I decided it to be international as I had come across so many interesting biryanis from other countries as well. However I wanted to keep it to our states and for day one, I was inspired by this recipe and we all had a hearty meal.

I was planning to make it on a Sunday, however another Biryani took on and I ended up making it on a week day. Weekday comes with its own commitments and I was delayed by the time I completed this. However we enjoyed it so much.

Makhni Paneer Biryani

Ingredients Needed:

For the Rice

Basmati Rice - 3 cups
Water - 6 cups
Bay Leaf - 1
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1"
Cardamon - 2

For the Makhni Paneer Masala

Paneer cubes - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp
Cloves - 2 -3
Cinnamon - 1"
Mace - 1
Cardamon - 2
Peppercorn - 4
Onions - 2 medium
Butter -1 tbps
Green Chilies - 2 -3 nos
Tomato Puree - 1 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Red Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder -1  tsp
Roasted Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Cashew paste from 6 -7 nos
Cream - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

For the Garnish

Fried Onions - 1/2 small
Cashews and Almons for garnish

Chopped mint and coriander leaves for dum

How to make Makhni Paneer Biryani

For the Rice

Wash and soak the rice for 30 mins, then drain, keep it aside.

Bring to boil 6 cups of water along with the whole spices. When it starts rolling, add the drained rice and bring to boil.

Then simmer, till the rice is well cooked. Once done, spread the cooked rice on a plate and let it cool

For the Gravy,

Roast the paneer cubes in ghee, once golden, remove and season it.

In the same pan, add the wholes spices, saute well. Then add the green chilies, onions, and ginger garlic paste. Saute well till the onions turn colour.

Add all the spice powders mix well. Then add the tomato puree and combine everything.

Add the cashew paste and enough water to get consistency. Next add cream and simmer till oil comes out on the sides.

Finally add the roasted paneer, cook for 5 more minutes.

Grease a pressure cooker pan, or a baking bowl with ghee, layer the rice first, followed by the Makhi paneer, garnish fried onions, mint, leaves, coriander leaves, cashews on top and again layer with rice. Continue with two more layers, making sure rice is on top. Place the pan on a hot tawa and dum for 20 - 30 mins.

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Leena Chandrashekar said...

Wow very nice recipe thanks for sharing
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Srividhya said...

Great recipe. Healthy biriyani

Mayuri Patel said...

a very delicious looking biryani... going to try this recipe.

Varadas Kitchen said...

Paneer makhani with biryani sounds so rich and delicious.

vaishali sabnani said...

Valli this recipe will be a hit with anyone...super recipe and so well made ..I am sure it must have tasted awesome, I feel like making it today itself...fantastic.

Sarita said...

Paneer biryani looks tempting.

Priya Suresh said...

Can smell the flavor of this briyani from here, inviting definitely.

Chef Mireille said...

masala sounds so flavorful

sneha datar said...

This Paneer biryani is rich and tempting. Love it.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Such a delicious biriyani, as i read the steps i m drooling literally!!

Sapana Behl said...

I wanted to make this biryani but couldn't .It looks so tempting .Bookmarked..

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

Such a mouthwatering biryani...looks wonderful.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This series was such a killer. I saw so many lovely biriyani recipes that I am out of bookmark space :)

Pavani said...

Same pinch Valli. Both of us ended up on the same recipe from NDTV. I loved making this Biryani and this will sure be on my party menu. Love your step by step clicks.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Don't know if my previous comment went through..
Lovely Biryani.

Jayanthi said...

I made paneer biryani too and I'm sure they would have tasted awesome. Looks so delicious.

Archana Potdar said...

Rich delicious and yummy biryani.

Suma Gandlur said...

Just the name itself sounds so rich. :)

Meera Kṛṣṇa said...

Just tried this recipe today and it turned out really good n delicious! Thank you for a neat biriyani recipe!

Srivalli said...

MeeraThanks for the feedback..

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