Paneer Butter Masala Biryani Recipe

A lip smacking dish, that you will absolutely love with a taste of creamy Paneer Butter Masala combined along with biryani rice and cooked in a single pot. Serve it with a simple raita and salan for a hearty Sunday lunch.

Archana Doshi
4103 ratings.

Paneer Butter Masala Biryani Recipe, is a delicious vegetarian biryani, made making a creamy paneer butter masala and cooking it in a single pot. Serve this to your guests at your house parties, or make it for a Sunday brunch for your family. 

This Paneer Butter Masala Biryani preparation will leave you licking your fingers, asking for more. 

Serve  Paneer Butter Masala Biryani Recipe, along with Onion Raita for a simple meal. Finish this simple yet delicious meal with Kesar Shahi Tukda With Rabri Recipe (Saffron Bread Pudding With Spiced Milk Custard)

Try our other Biryani recipes: 

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  3. Chettinad Mint Potato Biryani Recipe

Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

45 M

Makes:

6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Butter (Unsalted)
  • 2 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 8 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 Onions , thinly sliced
  • 3 Brown cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 1 cup Homemade tomato puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Jaggery
  • 1/4 cup Fresh cream
  • 200 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina) , chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups Water

How to make Paneer Butter Masala Biryani Recipe

  1. To begin making the  Paneer Butter Masala Biryani Recipe, prep all the ingredients and keep ready.

  2. In a large biryani pot or a cooking pan, heat butter medium heat, add the ginger, garlic and onions. Allow the onions turn soft and golden brown.

  3. Stir in the badi elaichi, tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, jaggery and salt. Mix well and bring the tomato gravy to a brisk boil. 

  4. When the gravy begins to boil, add in the paneer pieces and fresh cream. Mix well, and ensure that you are left with a thick semi coating masala on the paneer.

  5. Stir in a handful of mint leaves that is roughly chopped, 1-1/2 cups washed basmati rice and stir well to combine

  6. Add 1-1/4 cups of water and allow the Paneer Butter Masala Biryani to come to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat to low, cover the pan cook until all the water is absorbed.

  7. Once all the water is absorbed, turn off the heat and allow the biryani to rest for 10 minutes before giving it a stir. 

  8. Gently stir more pudina leaves and serve the Paneer Butter Masala Biryani warm along with raita.

  9. Serve Paneer Butter Masala Biryani Recipe, along with Onion Raita for a simple meal. Finish this simple yet delicious meal with Kesar Shahi Tukda With Rabri Recipe (Saffron Bread Pudding With Spiced Milk Custard)  

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