Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2016!!!!
My first post this year!!!!!
A flavorful Biryani made with soft and Succulent Paneer /Indian Cottage cheese and fresh and juicy corn cob discs/bhutta . This is a lovely combo loved by my family.Biryani is cooked in a many ways and there are many varieties of Biryani.Being a Vegetarian, this is one of my favourite biryani too. Long grain Basmati rice enhances the taste of the Biryani. I love the bursting flavours of Spices when Biryani is being cooked.
Today I am sharing my recipe with you. I am sure you will love this Yummy and flavorful Biryani.
Recipe for Indian Cottage Cheese and Corn Cob Disc Biryani/ Paneer Aur Bhutte Ki Biryani:
2.5 Cups of Basmati Rice
150 Gms Indian Cottage Cheese / Paneer
1 Whole Fresh Corn Cob cut into 1 Inch dics
4 Tsp Milk
6 Strands of Saffron
4 Green Cardamom
1 Cinnamon stick
6 Pepper Corns
2 Bay Leaves
5 Medium Onions finely chopped
1 Tsp Garlic Paste
1 Tsp Ginger Paste
Salt to Taste
½ Tsp Chilli Powder
1.5 Tsp Biryani Masala
2 Green Chillies
Handfull of fresh Coriander
½ Tsp Jeera /Cumin Powder
½ Tsp Coriander Powder
1.5 Tbsp Thick Curd
Soak Basmati Rice for 30 mins. Soak saffron in warm milk for 20 mins.Grind green chilli and fresh coriander to make a fine paste. Marinate Paneer and Corn Cob Discs with chilli & coriander paste, thick curd, coriander powder,Chilli powder , jeera/cumin powder and salt to taste for 20 mins.
Heat some oil in a wok.Add cloves, cardamom,cinnamon,pepper corns, bay leaves and saute for a few seconds. Add Ginger and Garlic paste and saute for 10 seconds. Add the finely chopped onions and roast till they turn golden brown. Add the marinated Paneer and corn discs. Add ¼ cup water and let the masala cook, till the oil starts to leave the sides of the wok. Switch off the stove.
Take the Rice cooker bowl. Grease it with Ghee. Place a layer of Paneer masala, top it with Uncooked rice,add the saffron soaked milk and repeat the process once more. Add enough water for the rice to cook and place it in the rice cooker in cook mode. The whole house is filled with the aroma of spices.
Garnish with Roasted Cashews and serve with any Raita of your choice or Fresh Yougurt!!!