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Paneer Soya Biryani

2021-02-15
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 40m
  • Ready In: 1:10 h
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    258
  • Carbohydrates

    43g
  • Fat

    4g
  • Protein

    12g
  • Serving Size

    170g
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This paneer and soya chunks biryani is a is perfect for a midday meal or a snack. The biryani calls for cottage cheese (paneer) and soya chunks to make it a great vegetarian choice for non-meat eaters.

Ingredients (For Boiling Soya Chunks)

  • 6 Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Soya Chunks

Ingredients (For Rice)

  • 2.5 Cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 Teaspoon Shajeera
  • 4 Cardamom
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 Sticks Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Mint Leaves

Ingredients (For Paneer Marination)

  • 1/2 Cup Curd
  • 1/3 Cup Cream
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 2 Tablespoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Kasuri Methi
  • 1 Tablespoon Biryani Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Yellow Capsicum
  • 250 Grams Paneer
  • 2 Tablespoon Ghee
  • Mint Leaves

Method

Step 1

Take 2.5 cups of basmati rice and soak for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Boil 6 Cups water & add 1 teaspoon oil, add 1/2 cup soya chunks and take it aside once cooked.

Step 3

In the same water, add 1 tablespoon ghee, 1 teaspoon Shah Jeera, 4 cardamom, 4 cloves, 2 bay leaves, 3 sticks cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, coriander leaves, mint leaves, and add 2.5 cups basmati rice.

Step 4

Cook up to rice is 80% done and let it cool down.

Step 5

In a bowl, add 1/2 cup curd, 1/3 cup cream, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon Jeera powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, 2 tablespoons red chili powder, 1 tablespoon Kasuri methi, 1 tablespoon biryani powder, 1 tablespoon salt and mix well.

Step 6

Add chopped pudina, 1 yellow capsicum chopped, 250 grams paneer cubes, and mix well.

Step 7

Add cooked soya chunks & mix well. Marinate it for 1 hour.

Step 8

In a pan, heat 2 tablespoon ghee, add marinated soya chunks & paneer.

Step 9

Cook until the oil oozes out and stir occasionally.

Step 10

Once the gravy is cooked, take half of it aside.

Step 11

Simmer the stove & start the layering. In the second layer, add the rest of the gravy. In the next layer, add the rest of the rice.

Step 12

Add food color, add fried onions, 2 tablespoons butter.

Step 13

Cover it with the foil and cook for 20 minutes on medium flame.

Step 14

After 20 minutes, remove the foil and mix slightly. Serve hot.

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