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Paneer Biryani

Paneer Biryani

A Delicious Paneer Biryani which is perfectly spiced and flavourful.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Paneer Biryani, Paneer biryani in pressure cooker, paneer recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 792kcal
Author F for Flavour


  • 2 cups Rice soak for at least 30 mins
  • 250 grams Paneer
  • 2 Onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Green Chillies slit lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mint leaves chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 Marathi moggu
  • Kalpasi (black stone flower) a small piece
  • 2 cardamom
  • Salt As required

For Marinating Paneer

  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/2 Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt as required
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala


How to make Paneer Biryani in Pressure cooker

  • In a Pressure cooker, add ghee and Oil. Then add Bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, kalpasi (balck stone flower) and Marathi moggu. 
  • Now add sliced onions and slit green chillies. Cook till onions turn translucent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till raw smell leaves. (always use freshly made ginger garlic paste for biryanis)
  • Now add Turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Fry for few seconds.
  • Add sliced tomatoes and cook till it turns mushy.
  • Now add Soaked Rice and mix well.
  • For 1 cup of basmati Rice, add 2 cups of water. ( water requirement may vary from brand to brand. Check instructions on the pack). You can also use regular rice instead of basmati.
  • Add half of the Paneer cubes, salt, chopped coriander and mint leaves. Check for salt. Now the water should be slightly salty. Pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame.
  • Meanwhile, Take remaining paneer cubes in a bowl. Add Red chilli powder, salt, garam masala and cornflour. Mix well and Fry the paneer cubes in oil. 
  • Once the rice is perfectly cooked, add these fried paneer cubes over rice and serve hot!


  • Cooking time depend on the Pressure cook.
  • Water requirement is also based on Rice quality.
  • Adjust spice level according to your taste.