Shahi Paneer Biryani

I am too popular for this recipe of mine :)Everyone loves it. Everytime I ask my brother in law what he wants me to cook he will ask me to make Biryani and he is a foodie so making it for him all the time made me “Biryani Expert”. Even today when he was helping with the video his only motivation was to eat it! Enjoy

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  • 1 cup basmati rice cooked.
  • 1 cup chopped onions.
  • 2-3 garlic chopped (depends on your taste)
  • 1 tomato chopped.
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped.
  • 2 green chilies (If you don’t want to make it spicy you can use only 1)
  • 3 tsp of Corn Oil.
  • 2 tsp Garam masala (I prefer Kitchen King MDH)
  • ½ tsp pinch of chili powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch of asafoetida.
  • Salt as per your taste.

Preparation time: 20 Minutes.

Marinating Paneer:

  • 1 cup paneer (cut them into small squares)
  • ½ cup yogurt.
  • 2-3 mint leaves.


In a bowl mix paneer, yoghurt, garlic (1 clove), green chili (1 chopped), salt, red chili powder and coriander powder. Keep it aside until you make the curry.
In a skillet add 3 tsp of oil. Let it heat and then add garlic, onion and green chili.
Heat until it turns brownish in color; in order to expedite you can add pinch of salt as that makes it brown faster.
Add the chopped tomatoes, chili powder, turmeric powder and asafoetida.
Let it mix well for 4-5 minutes and then add 2 teaspoonfuls of garam masala and salt as per your taste.
Mean while mix the paneer that you have marinate before cooking. Turn off the stove and on the other side take a serving bowl.
You can use a little bit of butter just for the grease and start layering. Add rice then add the mixture of curry and keep repeating it. Just make sure that the curry should be on the top as you don’t want plain rice to be seen on the top.
Garnish it with Cilantro leaves.
Microwave it for 1-2 minutes before serving it.


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2 Responses to Shahi Paneer Biryani

  1. Anuja Ranjane says:

    wow..looks interesting…i think i had missed watching this video..i will try it soon 🙂

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