A rich and elaborate Mughlai rice dish that’s well worth it because of its wonderful textures and spices
2.5 cup DUAL TASTE Biryani Basmati Rice
10-12 Paneer Cubes
0.25 Cup Sliced Onion & 0.25 Cup Mint Leaves
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder & 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
0.25 tsp Fenugreek Seeds & 2 Cloves
1 tsp Cumin Seeds & 1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
0.25 Cup Sliced Onion & 0.75 Cup Curd/Yoghurt
0.25 Cup Chopped Coriander
0.25 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Cinnamon Stick & 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
0.25 tsp Onion Seeds & Salt to taste
1 tbsp Mustard Oil & 1 medium Onion
1 large Tomato & 0.5 Cup Mint Leaves
Step 1 : Blend curd and ginger-garlic till smooth. Grind mustard seeds, kalonji, saunf, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds to a coarse powder.
Step 2 : Blend coarse powder, curd paste, turmeric powder and red chili powder together till smooth.
Step 3 : Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add salt and mustard oil to it. Mix well and marinate paneer cubes with this paste.
Step 4 : Close the bowl and keep in refrigerator for 2-3 hrs or preferably overnight.
Step 5 : Remove the bowl from refrigerator and keep aside for 20 mins. You can fry paneer cubes on tava / frying pan till golden brown.
Step 6 : If you are using oven, then Preheat oven to 220 degrees C in grill mode for 10 mins. Take a baking sheet and place aluminum foil sheet.
Step 7 : Grease with little oil and place marinated paneer cubes over the sheet. You can also use skewer and insert the pieces.
Step 8 : Grill the cubes for 10 mins. Turn over the cubes and grill for another 10 mins. Remove from the oven and keep it aside.
To Prepare Biryani
Step 1 : Grind onion, tomato and mint leaves to smooth paste. Add water if needed. Keep it aside.
Step 2 : Heat 3-4 tbsp oil in a handi or pan. Tamper cloves, cinnamon and fennel seeds. Add sliced onions and saute a while.
Step 3 : Add mint and coriander leaves. Cook for a min on low flame. Add ground paste and paneer tikka. Saute a while.
Step 4 : Add left over marination and little salt. Cook it covered on low flame for 2 mins. Add 4 cup water and allow to boil.
Step 5 : Add washed & drained DUAL TASTE Biryani Basmati Rice, salt to taste and lemon juice. Mix well everything and cook it covered on medium flame for 10-15 mins.
Step 6 : Serve with raita and veg/non-veg gravy.