Paneer Tikka Biriyani

Biriyani is a must item in our weekly menu.Both of us are found of the varieties  of biriyani.Few weeks back a telugu channel had biriyani specials in their cooking program and the chefs showed the way they make in restaurants ,I watched them and got to know few tips which helped to make biriyani even more tastier.Cooking Biriyani rice was different from mine.I would like to share the recipe here.
These days I fell in Love with paneer Tikka and tried to make tikka biriyani.It turned out very yummy.

I tasted this Paneer Tikka Biriyani in Hyderbad few years back,so I remembered the dish and made it.

For Making Biriyani Rice:

Basmati Rice:1 cup(soak it in water for 30 mins and drain the water)
Water:4 cups
Cardamom:3 no
Black Cardamom:1
Cumin/Shahjeera:1 spn
Star Anise:1
Bay Leaf:2
Ginger Garlic Paste:2 spns
Green Chillies:3 no(slit length wise)
Coriander Leaves:1 spn
Mint Leaves:1 spn
Ghee:1 spn
Oil:1 spn
Salt:To taste

Paneer Tikka:

Thick Curd:1 cup
Paneer: 1 cup Diced(I cut into triangle pieces)
Onion:1 medium(Diced and seperate the layers)
Sheekh Kabab Masala:1 spn
Salt:To Taste
Chilli Powder:To Taste
Ginger Garlic Paste:1 spn
Coriander Powder:1/2 spn
Cumin Powder:1/2 spn
Lemon Juice:2 spns
Red Food Color:A Pinch

For Assembling:

Fried Onions
Cardamom Powder:1 spn
Green Chillies:3 no(slit)
Mint Leaves:2 spns

For Making Biryani Rice:
1.Take a pan,add water and heat it,when the water starts boiling,add oil,ghee and then add all the items listed under the ingredients except rice and let the water boil for another 2 mins.
2.Now add the soaked and drained rice to the boiling water.cook it covered till the rice is 70% done,now drain the water and save the collected water as it has lots of flavor in it.It can be used in later process.
3.Keep the rice aside.

For Making Paneer Tikka:

1.Take a zip lock bag and mix all the ingredients listed mix well so that paneer and onion is well coated with curd and the masala powders.Put this zip lock bag in fridge for 2 hours and then its ready to make paneer tikka.
2.In a frying pan,add oil and then put the marinated paneer mixture,toss it in between cook till the tikka is half done.

Assembling the Biriyani:

In a deep bottomed pan,drizzle little oil,put the fried panner mixture,fried onions,mint leaves,slit green chillies,spn of ghee,1/2 cup of water left after boiling biryani rice(this prevents from buring at bottom) and mix well now sprinkle 1/2 spn of cardamom powder and some more fried onions and now layer the rice evenly over the paneer mixture.Finally finish it by sprinkling some cardamom powder,mint leaves,ghee,fried onions  and cook it covered on medium flame for 10-12 mins.Finally the yummy biryani is ready to serve hot.
I served it with onion n cucumber raitha.


R said...

yum luv anything with paneer :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Very tempting Briyani,perfectly done it...delicious.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This biriyani looks the flavors fused into it...

Nitha said...

Sounds really great.. Interesting..

Torviewtoronto said...

biryani looks flavourful haven't had with paneer

Prathibha said...

You gimme paneer Tikka masala like a starter or gravy or biryani,I would just love it..looks superb

Priya said...

Anything with paneer is my fav, cant take my eyes from ur droolworthy briyani..

Kurinji said...

Sounds gr8!

Now Serving said...

Wow, that looks mouthwatering good!

Harika's Kitchen said...

Yummy paneer biryani. Mouth watering.

Usha said...

I love biryani and like any variety! Paneer biryani looks perfect and delicious!

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SriVidya said...

Yum! will definitely give it a try when I have time. This seems to be a longer procedure. :-) thanks for sharing.

Sirisha said...

looks yummy!! is there any substitute for sheekh kabab masala?

KavyaNaimish said...

U may use normal garam masala pwd,but kabab masala give the tikka flavor

deepika appalla said...

Hi Kavya!!I usually try all your recipes and find them very interesting.Keep up the good work!!