Veg Biryani - Paneer Biryani Recipe - Instant Student Biryani

No longer missing "Ammi ke haath ki biryani" this Eid. For all you foodies living away from home, we give you a reason to celebrate love away from home.
It's instant, awesome and tasty!


For paneer marination:
Paneer 300 Gram
Tumeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
For biryani masala:
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Star anise 1
Cinammon stick 1/2 Inch
Cardamom 1
Clove 1
Pepper corn 5
Ginger paste 1 Tablespoon
Garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
Onion 1 , finely chopped
Tomato 1 , finely chopped
Tumeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Water 1 Tablespoon
Ghee 1 Tablespoon
For garnish:
Caramelized onions 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Mint leaves 12
Raisins 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Rose water 1 Teaspoon
Cardamom powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Nutmeg powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Ghee 1 Teaspoon
Water 2 Tablespoon (for sprinkling)
For biryani:
Cooked basmati rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)



1.In a bowl add paneer, and all the marination masalas and mix well.

2.In a pan heat oil and place whole spices, and let the flavours infuse in the oil.

3.Add onions and sauté till they turn brown.

4.Add tomatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

5.Add turmeric powder, garam masala coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder.

6.Sprinkle some water and pour little ghee.

7.Mix in the paneer pieces and simmer for 2 minutes.

8.Now add the coooked basmati rice.

9.Mix everything well until combined.

10.Add the caramelized onion, mint leaves, raisins and salt.

11.Stir this well and add rose water, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder.

12.Add a little more ghee and sprinkle some water.

13.Give it a good mix and place a small bowl in the centre of the pan.

14.Light the magic coal and place it in the bowl. Pour some ghee on the burning coal and cover the pan.

15.Once the rice is smoked remove from flame.


16.Serve hot, garnished with caramelized onion and mint leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 2