Paneer Methi Biryani

Ingredients :

2 cups basmati rice soaked for 30 minutes
4 big onion cut into long julians
5 whole green chillies
2 green cardamom
1 black cardamom
1 star mace
2 bay leaves
5 back pepper corn
1 cinamon stick
1 javitri
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp ghee
salt to taste

250 grams paneer cut into cubes
1 cup fresh corn
1 cup chopped Methi
1 cup chopped coriander
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
1 big tomato chopped
2 tbsp curd
2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp shahi biryani masala

1/2 cup milk
5-6 strands of kesar
Pinch of jayfal pwser
Pinch of red color

Method to cook:

Heat oil in a pan and cook onion and whole green chilies till they turn dark brown.
Marinate paneer, methi and corn with curd, coriander, mint, red chili powder,turmeric
powder,biryani masala,salt, tomatoes and keep aside.
heat 2 tsp ghee in a pan. Add all whole garama masala. Add rice and coat well with oil.
Add salt and 2 cups of water and brong to boil. Cook on high till water is well absorbed
and rice is almost done.
Keep aside.
Heat another deep vessel pan. Add the paneer marinade. COver and cook for 5 minutes on low till you
see juices boiling.
Add this point, add the cooked rice and layer it evenly. Spread the cooked onions and green chilies.
Add milk mixed with kesar,jayfal and coloring and pour it evenly over rice.
Cover tightly and cook for 10 minutes on low.
Switch off the flame. Allow the rice to cool fown. Mix it well.
Serve with raita


  1. Love biriyani anytime.Very flavourful with methi leaves.

  2. Never combines methi and paneer, seems an healthy and excellent idea, briyani looks fantastic.

  3. Lovely combo of goodness, I am a die hard fan of biriyanis...this looks incredible:) Wish I lived somewhere close to your house:)

  4. Paneer with methi sounds so good...delicious briyani :)

  5. Very yummy combo of paneer and methi,sounds really delicious...

  6. Very interesting rice and I love both the ingredients paneer and methi.