Paneer biryani recipe | tofu biryani | Sreelakshmikitchen

Paneer biryani recipe | tofu biryani is with detailed video and photo recipe. It is known as पनीर बिरयानी in hindi language and பண்ணீர் பிரியாணி in tamil language.

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Paneer biryani recipe| tofu biryani is a simple, easy, quick, tasty and delicious rice-based dish prepared with rice, vegetables, paneer/tofu and spices. This is a popular dish in both north india as well as in south india. It is a tasty vegan biryani too.

This is one of the mouthwatering recipes of paneer biryani. Here the paneer/tofu is marinated in spice mixture. Then, it is later cooked with vegetables and spices to prepare masala. The rice which is separately cooked with spices in a pressure cooker is mixed with the prepared masala and garnished with fried onions. Enjoy this paneer biryani at home. You may like our dum aloo biryani.

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                      Paneer biryani recipe| tofu biryani

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4-5

Ingredients

1 tsp = 5 ml

1 tbsp = 15 ml

For soaking rice:

  • Basmati rice / बासमती चावल / பாசுமதி அரிசி – 1 ¼ cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Water /  पानी / தண்ணீர் (for soaking rice) – 2 cups
  • Cooking oil / खाना पकाने का तेल / சமையல் எண்ணெய் – 2 tsp

For soaking saffron:

  • Water (warm / hot) /  गरम पानी / சூடான தண்ணீர் – ¼ cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Saffron strands /  केसर / குங்குமப்பூ– 25

For marinating:

  • Paneer/ cottage cheese / tofu / पनीर / பன்னீர் – 200 grams
  • Grated coconut / किसा हुआ नारियल / தேங்காய் துருவல் (fresh /dry) – 3 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts / काजू / முந்திரி பருப்பு – 18
  • Mint leaves /  पुदीना / புதினா இலைகள்(Pudina) –little
  • Water / पानी / தண்ணீர் (for grinding) – ¼ cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Ginger garlic paste / अदरक लहसुन पेस्ट/ இஞ்சி பூண்டு பேஸ்ட்  – 1 tsp
  • Dried fenugreek leaves / kasuri methi / कसूरी मेथी / உலர்ந்த வெந்தயம் இலைகள்
    (optional) – 1 tsp (crushed)
  • Garam masala powder / गरम मसाला पाउडर / கரம் மசாலா பொடி – ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder /  लाल मिर्च पाउडर / சிவப்பு மிளகாய் தூள் – ½ tsp
  • Dried mango/amchur powder / आमूचर पाउडर /  உலர்ந்த மாம்பழ தூள் – 1/8 tsp
  • Salt / नमक / உப்பு – required

For frying Onions:

  • Cooking oil /  खाना पकाने का तेल / சமையல் எண்ணெய் – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Onions / प्याज / வெங்காயம்  (medium size) – 3 (sliced)
  • Garam masala powder / गरम मसाला पाउडर / கரம் மசாலா பொடி – ½ tsp
  • Salt / नमक / உப்பு – required

For preparing Rice:

  • Cooking oil / खाना पकाने का तेल / சமையல் எண்ணெய் – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds / जीरा / சீரகம் – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds / saunf / सौंफ के बीज / பெருஞ்சீரகம் – ¾ tsp
  • Star anise /  चक्र फूल / அண்ணாச்சி பூ (optional) – 2
  • Bay leaves / तेज पत्ता / பிரியாணி இலைகள் – 3
  • Cloves / लौंग / கிராம்பு – ½ tsp
  • Cardamom / इलायची / ஏலக்காய் – 8
  • Cinnamon /  दालचीनी / இலவங்கப்பட்டை – 2 inch
  • Coriander leaves / धनिये के पत्ते / கொத்துமல்லி தழை  – few (chopped)
  • Mint leaves / पुदीना / புதினா இலைகள் – few (chopped)
  • Water / पानी / தண்ணீர் – 1 ¼ cup (1 cup = 300 ml)

For preparing masala:

  • Cooking oil / खाना पकाने का तेल / சமையல் எண்ணெய் – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste / अदरक लहसुन पेस्ट/ இஞ்சி பூண்டு பேஸ்ட் – ¾ tsp
  • Green chillies / हरी मिर्च / பச்சை மிளகாய் – 3 (slit)
  • Onions / प्याज / வெங்காயம் (medium size)– 2 (finely chopped)
  • Green peas / हरी मटर / பச்சை பட்டாணி  – 1 ¼ tbsp
  • Tomatoes /  टमाटर / தக்காளி (large size)– 2 (finely chopped)
  • Garam masala powder / गरम मसाला पाउडर / கரம் மசாலா பொடி – ¾ tsp
  • Turmeric powder / हल्दी पाउडर / மஞ்சள் தூள் – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder / लाल मिर्च पाउडर / சிவப்பு மிளகாய் தூள் – ¾ tsp
  • Coriander powder / धनिया पाउडर / கொத்தமல்லி தூள் – ½ tsp
  • Salt / नमक / உப்பு – required
  • Sugar / चीनी / சர்க்கரை (white/brown) – ½ tsp
Method

For preparing saffron soaked water:

  1. Soak the saffron strands in hot/warm water for 15 minutes. Saffron soaked water is ready.

For marination of paneer/tofu/cottage cheese:

  1. Grind the grated coconut, cashew nuts, mint leaves and water (1/4 cup) to a smooth batter/paste. Ground batter/paste is ready.
  2. Add the ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, dried mango powder, dried fenugreek leaves (crushed), garam masala powder and salt (required) to the ground batter/paste. Mix it well. Mixture is ready.
  3. Soak/ marinate the paneer/ tofu/cottage cheese in the mixture for 1 hour. Marinated paneer/tofu/cottage cheese is ready.

For preparing fried onions:

  1. Fry the onions (sliced) in the cooking oil (1 ½ tbsp) until it turns brown in a kadai (It will take more than 10 minutes at medium flame). Fried onions are ready.

For preparing soaked basmati rice:

  1. Soak the basmati rice in enough water for 10-15 minutes in enough water. Drain the excess water from the soaked rice. Add cooking oil (2 tsp) to the soaked rice and mix it well.

For preparing rice:

  1. Roast the cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, cloves, coriander leaves and mint leaves for a minute at medium flame.
  2. Then, add the soaked basmati rice, star anise, saffron soaked water and water (1 ¼ cup) to it and mix it well.
  3. Pressure cook it (with vent weight/whistle) for 13 minutes at low flame. Turn off the flame.
  4. Open the pressure cooker lid after the pressure subsides completely. Cooked basmati rice is ready. Spread the cooked basmati rice over a plate.

For preparing masala:

  1. Sauté the onions with salt (little required for onions) until it becomes pink and transparent in the cooking oil (1 tbsp) at medium flame (in a kadai).
  2. Add green chillies, green peas, tomatoes, salt (required), garam masala powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and ginger garlic paste to it. Mix it well.
  3. Close it with a lid for 6 minutes (to cook the mixture well). Sauté it well.
  4. Then, add the sugar and marinated paneer/tofu/cottage cheese to it. Mix it gently.
  5. Close it with a lid for 4 minutes at medium flame (until bubble appears and oil separates). Mix it well and turn off the flame. Masala is ready.

For preparing paneer/tofu/cottage cheese biryani:

  1. Add the prepared masala to the cooked basmati rice and mix it gently.
  2. Garnish with fried onions. Paneer/tofu/cottage cheese biryani is ready to serve. You may like our dum aloo biryani.
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