Happy Saturday Guys..Its still raining here, I am feeling so drowsy..Feel like sleeping the whole day..I think i will be doing that. Its so cold out there, i feel like having a bowl full of chicken soup and fried chicken..But the only thing i am having right now is a cup of green tea (diet for my marriage)..But green tea is making me better..What are you guys doing..
Now coming back to the recipe..This is a simple yet flavourful paneer briyani..I love paneer so much, but nowadays i am substituting paneer for tofu..I think they both have the same texture, but tofu is a lot more healthier..This briyani has so much flavour in it since we are adding a good amount of coriander leaves.Great for parties or for lunch box...I hope you will love it as much i do..
Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Water – 1 cup
Paneer / Cottage Cheese – 1 packet cubed
Onion – 1 sliced thinly
Tomatoes – 2 chopped finely
Curd – ½ cup
Tomato Ketchup – 2 tblspn
Ghee – 2 tblspn
Oil- 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves / Cilantro – 1 cup
Green Chilli – 4
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 small stick
Cardamom/Yelakai – 4
Cloves / Krambu – 4
Star Anise – 1
Wash and Soak Basmati Rice for 30 mins. Drain and Set aside.
Take the ingrediants in a blender and make into a fine puree by adding some water. Set this aside.
Heat a tblspn of oil and fry the paneer pieces in that. Remove and Set aside.
Take a Pressure Cooker. Add 2 tblspn oil and heat it up. Throw in cumin seeds and fry well.
Add in onions and cook till golden brown. Season with salt and mix well.
Add in the ground masala and cook till oil separates from it.
Add in tomatoes and cook till mushy.
Add in curd, tomato ketchup and fried paneer pieces and mix well.
Add rice and water and bring everything to a boil.
Cover and simmer for 15- 20 mins or cook for 1 whistle and switch off the flame. Let the pressure go all by itself . Open it and fluff with a fork.
Serve with raita.
|Take all your ingrediants|
|Take all the grinding ingrediants in a mixer|
|and make into a puree|
|Fry paneer pieces in oil|
|Heat ghee and crackle cumin|
|and some salt|
|pour the ground masala|
|add tomatoes and cook|
|add ketchup and mix well|
|add curd and mix well|
|throw the paneer pieces in|
|and then the rice|
|cover and cook|