Mattar Paneer biriyani

Recipe source: Tarla Dalal recipe


1 cup rice
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
3 cloves
Piece of cinnamon
2 cardamoms
1 bayleaf
1 big onions sliced lengthwise
2 tsp oil
1 tomato pureed
1 onion pureed
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp red chilli sauce
Finely crushed kasoori methi
Finely chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp garam masala powder
Bit of sugar
1/2 cup boiled peas
10-12 pieces of paneer

Soak the rice for 15 minutes, drain and pressure cook with milk, water, salt, cardamoms, bayleaf, cinnamon and cloves.

Heat oil, add onions. After frying for 2 minutes, keep half of it aside for the rice. Add ginger paste, tomato paste, onion paste, red chilli sauce, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt, kasoori methi, sugar and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add peas and paneer pieces and cook till it gets almost dry.

Mix the fried onions with the cooked rice. In a MW safe dish, add 2 tsp milk, spread half the rice and press well. Spread the mattar paneer mixture and then finally the remaining rice. Sprinkle some more milk and Mw high for 1-2 minutes.

Invert on the serving plate and serve hot with raita of your choice.
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Ramya Manja said...

Mattar Paneer Biriyani sounds delicious....I think the Double layer of rice gives an amazing kick to the Palette..Great Entry!!!!

SE(Denufood) said...

looks delicious!!..i love these one pot meals..

priya said...

Looks yummy yum! very nice presentation!!

Padhu said...

Looks Yummy!Wishing u and your family a very Happy & prosperous New Year.

Anupama said...

The layers just make me want to put my hand through that pic and grab that plate of biriyani :-)

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