Minty Paneer Biryani


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Minty Paneer Biryani

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मिन्टी पनीर बिरयानी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें 
મીન્ટી પનીર બિરયાની - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો 

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Succulent paneer is always a great addition to any Indian dish, be it a subzi or a biryani but being a flavour-absorber it calls for some thoughtful cooking. Here is how you can turn rice and paneer into an irresistibly flavourful biryani! Quickly sauté it with a tangy paste of mint, coriander, lemon juice and other pungent ingredients... and watch how the flavour seeps through the rice and paneer transforming them into a delightful Minty Paneer Biryani that will promptly be promoted to the ‘favourite’ category by your family!

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Minty Paneer Biryani recipe - How to make Minty Paneer Biryani

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
3 cups cooked rice (chawal)
3/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1 tbsp ghee
2 cardamoms
2 bayleaves (tejpatta)
salt to taste

To Be Blended Into A Smooth Mint Paste (without Using Any Water)
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves (phudina)
1/2 cup sliced onions
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
5 black peppercorns (kalimirch)
2 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
salt to taste

For The Garnish
a sprig of mint (phudina)
Method
  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the cardamom and bayleaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the mint paste and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the rice, paneer and salt, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve immediately garnished with mint sprig.
Accompaniments

Beetroot Cucumber and Tomato Raita 
Colocassia Leaf Raita, Healthy Arbi Ke Patte Raita 
Cooling Cucumber Raita 
Mint Raita 
Phudina Raita 
Yam Raita, Farali Suran Raita Recipe 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy263 cal
Protein6.8 g
Carbohydrates37.1 g
Fiber2.1 g
Fat9.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A188.8 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.2 mg
Vitamin B2-0.2 mg
Vitamin B30.6 mg
Vitamin C3.6 mg
Folic Acid8.2 mcg
Calcium146.7 mg
Iron0.9 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0.3 mg
Potassium16.3 mg
Zinc0.6 mg

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Minty Paneer Biryani
5
 on 05 Apr 18 11:59 AM


Minty Paneer Biryani
5
 on 28 Dec 15 06:02 AM


Very tasty! The mint flavor is delicious and savory. I live in NYC and I didn''t have time to go to the Indian grocery to get paneer, so I used ricotta instead-and it still turned out great! I''m looking forward to making this again.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Divya. Good idea using the ricotta. Will help those in the US with this shortcut.
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28 Dec 15 09:44 AM
Minty Paneer Biryani
5
 on 24 Dec 15 05:21 AM


Am gonna try this. I think this recepe is so easy to prepare.
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Tarla Dalal    Great Lalitha, let us know how the recipe worked. We would love to hear from you.
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24 Dec 15 09:38 AM