Introduction: Paneer Vegetable Biryani

- Paneer vegetable biryani is another popular one pot meal.

-Veggies and cottage cheese blended with all spices gives nice aromatic flavour to it.


Step 1: KEEP ALL INGREDIENTS READY

Ingredients:
- Tsp black cumin seeds

- Small inch cinnamom stick

- 2 cardamom and 2 cloves

- Bay leaf

- 2 red chillies or green chillies

- 2 Tsp coriander powder

- 2 tsp biryani masala powder

- salt as per taste

- Tsp ginger garlic paste

- pinch of turmeric

-Bowl of all mixed veggies(cauliflower,potatoes,beans)

Step 2: SLICE PANEER CUBES

-Even slice paneer cubes(indian cottage cheese) and keep ready

Step 3: SAUTEING

-Take little oil in vessel and when is heated add tsp black cumin seeds.

-when they splutter add cinnamom,cloves,bayleaf and cardamom and saute for few minutes.

Step 4: ADD GINGER GARLIC PASTE AND DRY RED CHILLIES

-Next add tsp ginger garlic paste and dry red chillies and saute till raw smell of ginger leaves

Step 5: ADD SPICES

-Next add pinch of turmeric powder and 2tsp coriander powder

Step 6: ADD REMAINING SPICES

-Next add remaining spices 2 tsp biryani masala powder and salt as per taste

Step 7: MIX ALL SPICES

-After adding all spices give a mix.

-Saute for few minutes till oil absorbs all spices.

Step 8: ADD ALL VEGGIES

-Add all sliced veggies.I used cauliflower,beans and potatoes.you can add veggies of your choice

-After adding veggies give a mix so that the entire spice mixture coats the veggies.

Step 9: ADD SLICED PANEER CUBES

-When veggies are half cooked add sliced paneer cubes and give a mix.

Step 10: ADD TABLESPOON CURD

-Finally add tbsp curd to veggies and paneer spice mixture and give a mix

Step 11: SOAK THE RICE IN WATER

-Take 2 cups of rice (sonamasoori rice) and add 4 cups of water to it and soak for half an hour.

Step 12: ADD SOAKED RICE

-Add soaked rice and water to above prepared veggies and spice mixture. Add half tsp of dry fenugreek leaves for additional flavour which is optional

-Take 2 cups of rice for 4 cups of water(2:4 ratio) for sonamasoori rice

Step 13: COVER AND COOK

-Cover and cook the rice by mixing in intervals until rice is cooked

Step 14: GARNISHING

-For garnishing i used fried onions

-Slice onions thin and long and fry them till they turn little brown color.

-Garnish prepared paneer veg biryani with fried onions

Step 15: SERVE

-Serve paneer veg biryani with raita

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