mearl223 On November - 28 - 2009

Hyderabadi Paneer Biryani

A minty biryani with paneer & a host of fresh vegetables)

 

 

PrepTime 30mins – CookTime 30mins – Serves 4

 

 

Ingredients:

For the masala:
1/2 bunch pudina/mint
1 bunch coriander (mint & coriander in 1:2 ratio)
2 tbsp dessicated coconut
1 handful roasted peanuts
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin
5-6 peppercorns
1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric pwd
1/2 onion
2 red chillies or 2-3 green chillies
6 cloves garlic
1/2 inch ginger.

500g paneer cubes
3 small potatoes – peel skin off & cut in half
1/2 cup cubed carrots
1/2 cup green peas
2-3 boiled eggs (optional)
2 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
1 large chopped onion
1 inch cinnamon stick
4-5 cardamoms
1 more chopped onion
rice (about 2 cups for 3-4 ppl) – washed & drained
salt to taste
2-3 bayleaves
a mix of 1 small chopped & fried onion, roasted/fried nuts & raisins, chopped coriander/cilantro and 1/4 cup lime juice


Cooking Instructions:

1. Grind the masala ingredients with a lil‘ water to a smooth paste.

2. Deep fry paneer cubes & set aside.

3. Heat oil, fry onions till pink and then add the masala, 2 tbsp at a time, frying well in between.

4. Then add the potatoes & carrots with a little water, cover & cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.

5. Then add the paneer & peas & cook for 2 minutes, covered.

6. In a separate vessel, heat some ghee & fry a chopped onion till pink, then add the cinnamon, cardamom & bay leaves.

7. Add rice, nuts & raisins & fry well.

8. Add water & salt and cook till rice is almost ready – drain off excess water.

9. Add the paneer-gravy, tossing lightly.

10. Place halved boiled eggs in between some layers & steam closed till rice is cooked fully.

11. Garnish with limejuice, nuts/raisins & coriander.

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