Tuesday, March 23, 2010


This is my friend ''VINITHA'S ''recipe. I was very much impressed tasting her yummy and aromatic biriyani that I noted down the ingredients when I met her and decided to prepare this weekend. The unique ingredient that I never used in biriyani was the coconut milk and that enhance the flavour very rich. Its so easy, and saves time as we just need to throw everthing in cooker and its done within half an hour. Happiest thing was I got a compliment from my hubby for making such an awesome meal. Thank u vinitha for the best recipe and expecting much more tips and new addition of recipe :)


2 Cups Basmati rice.

2 Chopped Onions.

2 Chopped Tomato.

1 Cup Veggies. (I added carrots, beans, cauliflower, capsicum)

1/2 Cup Chopped Coriander leaves.

500 gms Paneer.

2 Green chillies.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

2 tsp Coriander powder.

1 tsp Jeera powder.

1/2 tsp Haldi.

2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste.

1 tsp Garam masala.


1 Bay leaf.

3 Cloves.

2 Cardamom.

1 Star anise.

1/2 Cup Thick Coconut milk.

3 Cups Water ( if needed extra 1/4 can be added.)

2 tbsp Ghee.

Salt to taste.


Fried Diced Paneer piece.

Fried Cashewnuts and kishmish.

Coriander leaves few.


Take half of the paneer and dice them into medium size. In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil and shallow fry them into slight brown colour. Makesure not to fry too much as it forms into rubbery later. Take another half of paneer and grate them. Keep it aside.

Heat butter in a pressure cooker. Add all the whole spices followed by the onions, tomato and ginger garlic paste. Fry them till its raw smell disappers. Next add the veggies and saute them adding chilli pd , coriander pd , turmeric pd , jeera pd , garam masala , grated panner with a pinch of salt and saute them till all masala are well combined. Drop in the coriander leaves and then the biriyani rice. Add coconut milk and water. Mix them altogether and close the cooker with a lid. Cook them as you cook normally.(Because each one has their own method of cooking rice)

Lastly garnish with fried cashnews, kismish, fried paner and coriander leaves.



Divya Kudua said...

Yummy..I love pulavs which gets done in a jiffy and are truly a one pot meal.Anything with Paneer and I like it instantly..got to try this one..such a lovely presentation too!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

thats a delicious yummy recipe

Sushma Mallya said...

very beautifully presented suma with nuts all over...and recipe is just awesome,love to have paneer anytime..

Happy Cook said...

Wowo with coconut milk that sounds realy yumm.

Supriya Nair said...

Love yur space here Suma. Wonderful recipes and very nice presentations and clicks. I have shared an award with you. Please do collect it from my blog and post it :)

Priya said...

Love paneer as anything briyani sounds truly delectable and yummy!!

Panchpakwan said...

1st time here..you got very nice collection of recipes..pulav looks so yumm..

Gald to follow you...

Gita said...

Very delicious and inviting briyani dear...looks so good :)

Gulmohar said...

Such a wonderful pulav...coconut flavored paneer rice looks so yummm

Aps said...

Suma... this is a new way of making pulav vth coocnut milk.... Yum....:)

Valarmathi said...

Wow.....mouthwatering recipe, looks fantastic and yummy.

vineetha said...

Thank u so much for visiting my blog..Nice recipe to try out.looks yummy.


Sounds so rich and delicious Suma,I have never tired addin panner with veggies like this,will try as my kid wud love it!

Cham said...

I prepared once paneer biryani but didn't add veg! very palatable one!