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Paneer Mushroom Biryani

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Very Very tasty Dum Biryani.
Ingredients
For marinating the paneer and mushroom
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Mushroom 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Paneer 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Mint leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped finely
  Coriander leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped finely
For the masala
  Oil 4 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large, sliced
  Green chilies 2 Medium, chopped
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Tomato 1 Medium, pureed
  Biryani masala 2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Frozen green peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Optional)
For the rice
  Basmati rice 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Washed and soaked in water for 45 minutes)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs) (As needed)
  Desi ghee 2 Teaspoon
  Whole garam masala To Taste
For the layering
  Biryani masala To Taste
  Fried onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (As needed)
  Saffron 1 Pinch (Soaked in warm water)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients to marinate the paneer and mushroom.
2. Add the paneer cubes and mushroom and mix well to coat each piece with the marinade.
3. Cover and let marinate for 30 minutes.

MAKING
4. In a saucepan bring water to a boil (for cooking the basmati rice)
5. While the water is boiling, heat a separate pan with oil.
6. When oil is hot add cumin seeds, onions and saute until onions turn light brown in color.
7. Add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell is off.
8. Add green chilies, red chili powder and coriander powder. Stir and cook for a couple of minutes.
9. Add tomato puree, mix, cover and cook for a couple of minutes.
10. Add the biryani masala and cook until oil starts separating from the mixture.
11. Add marinated paneer and mushrooms, a little water, mix, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
12. After 5 minutes, uncover and sprinkle salt and mix.
13. When the water (to cook the rice) has boiled, add desi ghee, whole garam masala and salt to it.
14. Add the washed, soaked and drained rice. mix well.
15. Once the rice is 80% cooked, drain the rice from the water and set aside.
16. From the pan with the simmering masala (paneer and mushrooms), remove half into another bowl.
17. Now put a layer of the cooked rice over the simmering masala followed by sprinkles of biryani masala and fried onions.
18. Repeat layers with another layer of the masala followed by rice and sprinkles of garam masala and fried onions.
19. Finally add saffron. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
20. After 10 minutes, reduce the heat to the lowest temperature and cook for another 20 minutes.
21. After 20 minutes, turn off the heat and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

SERVING
22. Serve warm with raita of your choice, pickle or freshly cut vegetable salad.

NOTE
Watch Biryani Masala for directions on how to make Biryani Masala at home

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Subtitle: 
Indian Paneer Mushroom Biryani
Paneer or Cottage cheese and mushroom are a different combination that turn out well when well seasoned and cooked. Here is a recipe to make the interesting Paneer Mushroom Biryani with basmati rice along with cottage cheese and mushrooms. Spicy and colorful affair!

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