Paneer Mutter Biryani


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Layers of brown rice and spicy paneer mutter make this paneer matar biryani recipe a real delicacy. This brown rice veg biryani is undoubtedly going to be each one’s favorite. Learn how to make healthy paneer brown rice biryani.

For green peas brown rice biryani, first the onion brown rice is made. In a deep non-stick pan onions are roasted and then the cooked brown rice and salt are added and cooked for about a minute. This is followed by making the paneer mutter mixture of the biryani. Again onions, ginger-green chilli paste and garlic paste are roasted with about a tbsp. of water. Then fresh tomato pulp and a few spices are added and cooked for a while. Finally paneer cubes, green peas and salt are added and the consistency is adjusted with water. A final cooking of 1 minute is required hereafter and the subzi is then ready for serving.

Paneer is a show-stealer in healthy paneer brown rice biryani, here we have made use of its low fat version to save on some calories and fat!. And roasted onions add a yummy touch to the brown rice.

This biryani is a tad healthier than white rice biryani. The use of brown rice and green peas boosts the fiber content of this brown rice veg biryani. But remember to control the portion size. Weight watchers need to be aware of the carbs that are accompanied with this biryani. Not more than half serving of this biryani is suggested occasionally for diabetics and heart patients.

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Paneer Mutter Biryani recipe - How to make Paneer Mutter Biryani

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  13 to 15 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F).   Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For The Paneer Mutter Mixture
1/2 cup low fat paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1/4 cup boiled green peas
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp red chilli-garlic paste
1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/2 cup fresh tomato pulp
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
a pinch of sugar
1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
salt to taste

For The Onion Brown Rice
2 1/4 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
salt to taste

Other Ingredients For Paneer Mutter Biryani
2 tbsp low fat milk , 99.7% fat-free
Method
For the paneer mutter mixture

    For the paneer mutter mixture
  1. Heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the onions and dry roast on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till they turn light brown in colour. Sprinkle a little water if they start burning.
  2. Add the chilli-garlic paste, ginger-green chilli paste and 1 tbsp of water and dry roast on a medium flame for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the fresh tomato pulp, chilli powder, garam masala, sugar and dried fenugreek leaves, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add the paneer, green peas and salt, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute. Remove from the flame and keep aside.

For the onion brown rice

    For the onion brown rice
  1. Heat a deep non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the onions and dry roast on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till the onions turn brown. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of water to prevent the onions from burning.
  2. Add the brown rice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Divide the rice into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed to make paneer mutter biryani

    How to proceed to make paneer mutter biryani
  1. Spread one portion of the onion brown rice evenly at the bottom of a baking glass bowl.
  2. Spread the paneer mutter mixture evenly over it.
  3. Spread the other layer of onion brown rice evenly over the paneer mutter mixture and pour the milk evenly over it.
  4. Cover the paneer mutter biryani with a lid and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Serve paneer mutter biryani immediately.

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How to cook brown rice

  1. To cook brown rice for paneer matar biryani recipe | brown rice veg biryani | healthy paneer brown rice biryani | green peas brown rice biryani | , soak ¾ cup of brown rice in enough water in a bowl for 2 hours. If you do not have much time, then cook the rice without soaking, but it will take longer.
  2. After 2 hours, drain well.
  3. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan and add salt.
  4. Add soaked and drained brown rice and mix well. This being a low-cal recipe, we are making use of brown rice.
  5. Cook on a medium flame for approx. 25 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Drain the brown rice well and refresh it using cold water.
  7. Transfer to a plate and separate each grain using a fork lightly.
  8. Cover with a lid so the rice does not dry out while you prep for the biryani. 

For the paneer mutter mixture

  1. To make paneer mutter mixture for green peas brown rice biryani, heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the onions. This being a zero oil recipe we are not using any sort of fat (ghee) to cook the paneer mutter mixture. If you wish you can add a tsp of ghee / oil and saute the onions in it. 
  2. Dry roast on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till they turn light brown in colour. Sprinkle a little water if they start burning.
  3. Add the chilli-garlic paste and ginger-green chilli paste. Add more or less to increase or decrease the spiciness as per your preference.
  4. Add 1 tbsp of water. Dry roast on a medium flame for about 1 minute.
  5. Add the fresh tomato pulp.
  6. Add chilli powder.
  7. Add garam masala.
  8. Add sugar to balance the sourness from tomatoes.
  9. Add dried fenugreek leaves. With a pleasantly bitter bite, it is ideally sprinkled to balance the flavors of paneer matar mixture. Always roast kasuri methi lightly and crush it between your palms before adding to extract maximum flavour.
  10. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  11. Add ¼ cup of water.
  12. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
  13. Add the paneer. Cottage cheese can also be grated and added or you can use a combination of grated and cubed low-fat paneer.
  14. Add green peas and salt. Instead of pressure-cooking or boiling the green peas separately on stovetop, you can quickly boil the mutter in a microwave .
  15. Mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute. Remove from the flame and keep aside.

For the onion brown rice

  1. To make onion brown rice heat a deep non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the onions. If you wish you can add a tsp of ghee / oil and saute the onions in it.
  2. Dry roast on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till the onions turn brown.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of water to prevent the onions from burning and sticking to the pan.
  4. Add the brown rice.
  5. Add little salt since we have already added salt while boiling the brown rice. If you want you can skip the onions but, it gives a very beautiful flavor and aroma to the rice.. Mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. Divide the rice into 2 equal portions and keep aside. We will now assemble the paneer peas pulav recipe.

How to make paneer mutter biryani

  1. To layer healthy paneer brown rice biryani spread one portion of the onion brown rice evenly at the bottom of a baking glass bowl. 
  2. Spread the paneer mutter mixture evenly over it.
  3. Spread another layer of onion brown rice evenly over the paneer mutter mixture.
  4. Pour the milk evenly over it. It is done to prevent the rice from drying while baking.
  5. Cover with a lid and bake paneer mutter biryani in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Wear mittens and carefully remove the paneer matar biryani from the oven.
  7. Serve paneer matar biryani recipe | brown rice veg biryani | healthy paneer brown rice biryani | green peas brown rice biryani |  immediately. You can relish paneer mutter biryani with choice of low-fat raita, dal recipe or a healthy salad.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy153 cal
Protein4.5 g
Carbohydrates31.2 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium19.5 mg

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Paneer Mutter Biryani
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 on 09 Mar 20 08:08 PM


Paneer Mutter Biryani
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 on 22 Jun 18 11:42 PM


I have to say this was a real winner - my first recipe from your lovely website and both my husband and I really enjoyed it and I will definitely be cooking it again soon.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try other recipes from our website and share with us your feedback. Happy cooking!
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23 Jun 18 08:50 AM
Paneer Mutter Biryani
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 on 16 Jan 17 02:40 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Shashi for your feedback.
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16 Jan 17 03:56 PM
Paneer Mutter Biryani
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 on 18 Jun 16 12:16 PM


Too good... The USP of this recipe is that it is zero oil and yet is restaurant style in looks and flavour... Recommended this recipe to 5 of my other friends.