Friday, September 19, 2014

Layered Biryani – Paneer Layered Biryani

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         Layered biryani is one of the recipe which I wanted to try out since long time in which Basmati rice layered with spicy masala, sweet and warm aroma garnish with nuts. I had this biryani at my neighborhood aunti’s party. I like this authentic slow cooker biryani. I followed her recipe and here it is perfect blend of spices, tastes and flavored biryani.

 

          Don’t be frighten by the long list of ingredients and lengthy work. It is not that difficult as it shows. A well cooked biryani is when rice & all vegetables are cooked properly. Even though it takes a lot of time to prepare this, the final dish is all worth the effort. A little extra efforts that gives surely a royal treat. A little extra efforts that gives surely a royal treat. Saffron mint and yogurt plays a significant role while making biryani. Deep fried nuts and sliced onions gives a caramelized flavor to biryani.

 

           I made this Layered Biryani for “Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge” conducted by Priya. This month I am paired with Veena shankar. My secret ingredient was Paneer and Rice. I made this authentic and flavorful layered Biryani for that purpose.

               

 
 

Prep Time: 35 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Serves: 2

 

Ingredient

Basmati rice

2 cups

Shallow fried paneer Cubes

8-10

Onion (sliced)

2

Potato

1

Green peas

1/4 cup

Capsicum (sliced, I used 3 colors)

1 &1/2cup

Cauliflower florets

1 cup

Beans (chopped)

1 cup

Curd

1/4 cup

Ginger garlic paste

2 tsp

Green chili

2

Chopped coriander and mint leaves

1/4 cup

Biryani masala

1 tsp

Chili powder

1 tsp

Turmeric

1/2 tsp

Yellow & red color diluted in milk

2 tsp each

Fried nuts

3-4 tsp

Salt

To taste

 

To Temper

Oil+ghee

2+2

Cinnamon

2 small piece

Cardamom

3-4

Cloves

2

Bay leaf

1

Star anise

2

 

How to make?

  • Chop all the veggies very finely. Dilute yellow and red food color in milk. Soak rice at least for 35 minutes. Cook with 1&1/4 cup water with salt, 1 bay leave,1 cardamom, 1 clove. Sprinkle 1 tsp oil and fluff the rice and keep aside.

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  • Heat 2 tsp of oil and fry some sliced onions. ( I used red onions, if you want you can use white onions.) or you can deep fry it. In kadai add remaining oil and ghee and temper with the items under ‘’To Temper”. Add remaining sliced onion, fry for a minute.

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  • once the onion becomes golden brown add ginger garlic paste. Add tomatoes and salt. Fry for a minute. Add Vegetable, chili, biryani masala, chili powder, and turmeric. Let it cook for 8-10 minutes till all the vegetables are cooked.

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  • Add chooped coriander, mint leaves and yogurt. Stir well. Add water if mixture gets dry. Finally add shallow fried paneer cubes. Mix well and turn off the gas. The masala is ready for layering.

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  • Take a heavy bottom non stick vessel, add a spoon of ghee. Add one layer of cooked rice. Add second layer of masala. Again spread layer of cooked rice Sprinkle 2 tsp of colored milk.

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  • Add fried onions and nuts. Repeat same procedure till you finish rice and masala. Cover the vessel with tight lid.

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  • Boil a water in a wide pan. Once its start boiling, turn the flame low and place your layered rice vessel into it. Allow it to cook for another 15 minutes. Keep eye on water level. Add water, if water evaporated. Turn off the flame.

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Notes :

  • Saffron and mint leaves gives a extra rich flavor to Biryani.

  • Always use long grain basmati rice for authentic biryani.

  • You can deep fry the onions.

  • Pick any veggies of your choice.

  • Biryani masala is the key factor here, if you don't have, use 1 tsp chili powder and 1 tsp garam masala.

 

Sending this Layered Veg Biryani recipe for August Month Challenge.

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29 comments:

  1. This looks so good.Perfectly done.

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  2. My mouth is just watering here, briyani looks fabulous and love those prefectly cooked rice.

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  3. Hi sony u r in pair with me right ?Is this last month challenge ?

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    1. Hi Sathya, this is last month challenge dear :)

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  4. I can eat biryanis every day, love this one pot dish.

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  5. Absolutely delicious biryani...great clicks

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  6. It looks colorful, flavorful & wonderful!

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  7. Lots of flavors and amazing tempting. Must I say anything more when its a rice dish.

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  8. perfect it looks.. wish i could taste themm

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  9. Biryani looks so good,u hav got so much patience in taking photos

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  10. wow sony very nicely presented plus truly a royal treat.. i do the same thing whenever i eat something good at some place.. shall try it.. and seek for the recipe :) food blogging is a big learning :)

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  11. wow it looks so perfectly done. Great recipe, will try sometime soon:)
    You left your email id in our Saturday Snapshots series, I thought you might be interested. You click such good pictures, why dont you join us???

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  12. my fav biryani..looks so inviting...

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  13. Awesome biryani................yummy flavors.
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  14. Mouthwatering biryani...............lovely snaps.
    Shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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  15. looks so yum! perfect use of ingredients

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  16. The biryani looks so perfect and good....awesome clicks and presentation :)

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  17. wow ..looks delicious....simply super biriyani..

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  18. wow that biryani looks wonderful

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