Hyderabadi Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Biryani

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: One-Dish Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Hyderabadi Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Biryani

  • Grind all the ingredients into a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Deep fry the cheese cubes in hot oil till golden brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee/clarified butter in a pan and saute the onions till they turn pink. Add the ground paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots, a little water and cook on medium heat till around 3/4 cooked. Add the peas and cook till all the vegetables are cooked, but are firm enough.
  • Add the cheese cubes and mix carefully. Switch off the heat after a minute.
  • Take plenty of water in a vessel. Add the whole spices and salt and bring to a boil. Add the rice and cook till almost done. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a pan, spread a layer of rice (half of the cooked rice) evenly on the bottom.
  • Spoon in the vegetable mixture evenly. Spread the remaining rice on top. Cover the pan with an aluminium foil or a tight fitting lid.
  • Place the pan on top of a heat diffuser or tawa and cook on low heat for 15O minutes.
  • Garnish with fried onions, toasted cashew nuts, raisins and chopped leaves. Serve hot with raita and pickle.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Mareena's Recipe Collections