Paneer Dum Biryani Recipe

Paneer Dum Biryani Recipe

Regular users of Evergreen Recipes know my love for Paneer as well as the biryani though I only eat the rice and leave all the chicken or mutton pieces for others to enjoy.

There is only one way I can enjoy biryani without having the fear of getting a piece of chicken or mutton in my mouth. And that is this Paneer Dum Biryani. It is purely veg and I love it.

 

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Paneer Dum Biryani Recipe

Below is the recipes of Paneer Dum Biryani, which is one of the best recipes I have posted on the blog so far. You can follow the step by step instructions along with photos. I am sure you are going to love this one as well.

Paneer Dum Biryani Recipe

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients for marinating paneer:

Ingredients Quantity
Indian cottage cheese/ Paneer 400 gram
Yogurt 1 cup
Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
Roasted cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Fried onions 1/2 cup
Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

Ingredients for Rice:

Basmati Rice 1/2 kg
Water 1 litre
Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Shahi jeera 1/4 teaspoon
Cloves 5
Cardamom green 5
Cardamom brown 2
Bay leafs 3
Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon stick 2
Oil 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice 2 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Ingredients for tempering or garnish:

Kewra water 3 tablespoon
Food color (red) small pinch
Milk 2 tablespoon
Mint leaves for garnish
Fried onions 1/2 cup
Green chilly 5

Method:

1. Combine curd, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala powder in a bowl and mix it well. Add paneer cubes into the bowl.

2. Heat the oil into a wok and fry onions until golden brown in color and take out the fried onions on a plate.

3. Add ½ cup fried onions into the paneer-curd bowl, mix it well and keep it aside for half an hour.

4. Take one-litre water in a big wok and add cumin seeds, shahi jeera, cloves, black pepper, cardamom green, cardamom brown, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, salt, lemon juice, oil and boil the water. When it starts boiling add soaked basmati rice.

5. Meanwhile, heat the oil into the wok and add marinated paneer and fry it for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Take out the fried paneer into the plate for Dum (layering the rice later in the process). Cook the rice till properly cooked and drain the water (take out one rice and if you can mash it between your fingers, it is ready).

6. In the same wok, you fried paneer add half of the cooked rice, then put fried paneer, fried onion, green chilli, mint leaves and add leftover rice on the top of paneer. (Layering as we mentioned earlier)

6.Take milk and kewra water into a bowl and add food color. Sprinkle kewra-milk water on the biryani and garnish with mint leaves and leftover fried onions. Cook covered on low to medium heat for 8-10 minutes. (Don’t over cook the biryani, paneer can get chewy in texture) Delicious paneer dum biryani is ready, serve hot with yogurt, salad and your favourite beverages.

7. Enjoy!

Paneer Dum Biryani Recipe

 

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Paneer Dum Biryani Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Surkhab
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Paneer Biryani is one of the finest recipes we have published on Evergreen Recipes so far, it is a treat for people who have heard all great things about the Biryani but can’t have it, they can now, with this recipe of Panner Dum Biryani
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for marinating paneer:
  • Indian cottage cheese/ Paneer 400 gram
  • Yogurt 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Roasted cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Fried onions 1/2 cup
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 cup
  • Ingredients for Rice:
  • Basmati Rice 1/2 kg
  • Water 1 litre
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • Shahi jeera 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cloves 5
  • Cardamom green 5
  • Cardamom brown 2
  • Bay leafs 3
  • Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon sticks 2
  • Oil 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Ingredients for tempering or garnish:
  • Kewra water 3 tbsp cup
  • Food color (red) small pinch
  • Milk 2 tablespoon
  • Mint leaves for garnish
  • Fried onions 1/2 cup
  • Green chilly 5
Instructions
  1. Combine curd, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala powder in a bowl and mix it well. Add paneer cubes into the bowl.
  2. Heat the oil into the wok and fry onions till golden brown in color and take out the fried onions on a plate.
  3. Add ½ cup fried onions into the paneer-curd bowl, mix it well and keep it aside for half an hour.
  4. Take one-litre water in a big wok and add cumin seeds, shahi jeera, cloves, black pepper, cardamom green, cardamom brown, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, salt, lemon juice, oil and boil the water. When it starts boiling add soaked basmati rice.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the oil into the wok and add marinated paneer and fry it for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Take out the fried paneer into the plate for Dum (layering the rice later in the process). Cook the rice till properly cooked and drain the water (take out one rice and if you can mash it between your fingers, it is ready).
  6. In the same wok, you fried paneer add half of the cooked rice, then put fried paneer, fried onion, green chilli, mint leaves and add leftover rice on the top of paneer. (Layering as we mentioned earlier)
  7. Take milk and kewra water into a bowl and add food color. Sprinkle kewra-milk water on the biryani and garnish with mint leaves and leftover fried onions. Cook covered on low to medium heat for 8-10 minutes. (Don’t over cook the biryani, paneer can get chewy in texture) Delicious paneer dum biryani is ready, serve hot with yogurt, salad and your favourite beverages.

 

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