Paneer Biryani Recipe


Paneer – 300 gms
Rice – 500 gms
Peas – 1 cup (boiled)
Ginger & Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
Curd – 2 cups
Green Chillies – 4 (sliced)
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Cardamom Powder – 2 tsp
Bay Leaf – 1
Black Cardamom – 1
Cloves – 2
Peppercorn – 3
Lemon – 1 (juice)
Saffron – ½ tsp
Milk – 2 tbsp
Coriander Leaves – few (chopped)
Mint Leaves – few (chopped)
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Salt To Taste


Begin by washing and boiling the rice. When done, keep aside. ( add salt, bay leaf, black cardamom, cloves and peppercorns) Allow it to cook over a low flame. Stir for about 15 minutes while it is cooking.

Now combine the curd, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and lemon juice in a bowl.To this bowl add the paneer pieces and give it a good stir. Keep it aside.

Now mix the saffron in the milk and keep it aside.Check the rice to see if it is boiled and strain out the water.

In a pan add ghee and when hot add green chillies and ginger-garlic paste. Mix well.

Saute for few seconds and then add the paneer pieces.Allow the ingredients to cook till you see it turning brown in colour.

Now in a wide pan, take a layer of boiled rice and also add cooked paneer to the pan. Add in the boiled peas, garam masala powder, cardamom powder, saffron with the milk, coriander leaves, mint leaves and a little more ghee.

After doing each layer, cover the pan with the tight lid and leave to cook for about 10 minutes on medium high flame.

Serves: 3
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 18 minutes