When I think about any dish which is fragrant, spicy, colourful and full of flavours, biryani comes first in the list.It’s my favourite one pot meal. Actually chicken biryani is extremely popular rice variety and it’s must have on special occasions/ festivals.Being vegetarian I cook vegetable biryani most of the times and sometimes paneer biryani for my kids.Paneer is full of proteins and thus I try to use it in as many dishes as possible.I make paneer biryani as a special meal on weekends as it needs more time to cook using step by step procedure.
For making Biryani you will need Basmati rice (Long grain fragrant rice as it has special aroma and taste), vegetables of your choice. And selected spices which are properly ground to make biryani flavourful and aromatic.Actually you can avail ready-made biryani masala available in the market but home-made spices will make biryani more aromatic. It’s optional to use Rose water and kewara flavour but its better to use for more perfect results.Extra ingredient in paneer biryani is Paneer(Cottage cheese), which is marinated using curd and dry spices mixture.Marinated paneer tastes awesome and it can be used as an option to chicken :-). (Read it as – For vegetarian people like me).Follow step by step procedure using these ingredients and delicious biryani will be ready. It is served with raita (Any type of raita made using curd) , fried onions and Mirachi ka salan .Mirchi ka salan is another spicy curry specially made as an accompaniment to biryani.
I have posted here simple paneer biryani recipe which I always make at home and it turns out perfect in taste. Try this easy to make recipe and I am sure you will like it.Please post your feed backs in comments section.