Kerala style super rich tomato paneer biryani! 


It is one of my very old recipe but I keep changing few things here n there occassionaly. What surprises me is that it is one of the most easy recipe in the biryani category. 

Ingredients ~ 

1- 2 Cups basmati rice (washed n soaked for 1-2 hours)
2- 4-5 Cups of water

3- 1/2 Tsp of each – Mace(Javitri) powder, green cardamom powder,

     Black cardamom powder,cinnamon powder, clove powder, dry ginger

     Powder,chana dal 

4- 1 Tsp Jeera(cumin seeds) 

5- 1 Tsp Rai (mustard seeds)

6- 1 Tsp Haldi (Turmeric powder)

7- 1 Tsp black pepper powder 

8- Salt 1 Tbsp or according to taste

9- 1 Tbsp Coriander powder

10- 1 Tbsp garam masala powder

11- 2 Medium red onion chopped finally

12- Fresh green curry leaves -10/15

13- 4 Medium size green chillies chopped finely

14- 6 – 8 Medium sized tomatoes chopped finely 

15- 20 Cashews 

16- 1/4 Cup very sweet green raisins

17- Butter or desi ghee 6-8 tbsp 

18- 2 Tbsp fresh ginger garlic paste

19- 1 Cup fresh paneer cubes


Preparation ~ 

1- Take a cooker and put it on high flame n heat it well. 
2- Lower the flame and heat desi ghee or butter in it 

3- Heat the butter and put no.3 to no.11 items one by by with 30 seconds interval

and keep stirring in between. 

4- Fry till onions are little brown 

5- Now add cashews, green chillies, curry leaves and fry well for 1 minute.

6- Now add salt and tomato too.

7- Fry for 2-3 minutes than add ginger garlic paste and keep frying till it all becomes 

Fine paste itself and start leaving oil. 

8- Now add raisins with paneer cubes, fry again for few times and add rice.

9- After one minute add 4-5 cups water to it and stir well.

10- Close the lid, on high flame take one whistle, on low flame take 2 whistles and close the flame. 


*** Serve with onion raita. 

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