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Makhni Paneer Biryani Recipe

Makhni Paneer Biryani
How To Make Makhni Paneer Biryani

About Makhni Paneer Biryani Recipe | Paneer Biryani Recipe: Fried paneer cubes doused in a luscious creamy gravy, layered with rice and cooked 'dum' style. A perfect biryani recipe for vegetarians and a paneer lover's delight!

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of Makhni Paneer Biryani

  • 250 gms paneer cubes
  • 3 cups ghee/ clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp whole spices
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups fresh tomato puree
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp ginger (chopped), peeled
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin-coriander powder
  • 1 tsp tandoori masala
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup cashew paste
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • to taste salt
  • 6 cups basmati rice (cooked)
  • 1 cup onions, fried
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
  • 1/2 cup mint and coriander, chopped

How to Make Makhni Paneer Biryani

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Sear the paneer cubes in ghee. Then season it to taste and set aside.
In the same pan, add the whole spices such as cinnamon, cloves, black cardamon, green cardamon, black peppercorns, mace.
As the spices crackle, add the chopped onions, green chillies, ginger garlic and fry for 2 minutes.
Add the powdered masalas followed by the tomato puree. Simmer for 10 minutes or so.
Then add the cashew paste and cream. Season to taste.
Add the paneer into the gravy and bring to a gentle simmer for 6 to 8 minutes.
Using a greased baking dish or handi, layer the paneer and rice alternatively. Garnish with fried onions, nuts, fresh mint and coriander. Cover with aluminium foil or heat gently for 25 minutes. Serve hot.
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