December 17, 2012

Paneer and Sprouted Peas Biryani

Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Ingredients :
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 Elachi
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • Handful of Mint leaves
  • 3 - 4 Green chillies
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ginger - Garlic paste
  • 1 Cup Sprouted peas
  • 50 gms Paneer, cubed
  • 1 1/2 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Lemon juice

Method :

Grind mint leaves and green chillies.
Grind onions to a fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan and add the bay leaf followed by cinnamon, star anise and elachi.

Add the ground onion paste, saute for a minute and add ginger - garlic paste.

Fry and add the chopped tomato.

Now add the ground mint - green chilli paste and mix well.

Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt.
Mix well and cook for couple of minutes or till the raw smell of chilli powder goes off.
Add the cubed paneer and sprouted peas.

Wash the rice and add it to the paneer - peas masala mixture.

Mix, add coconut milk and the measured water.

Close the pan with aluminium foil and simmer the flame.

Let it cook for 20 minutes and switch off the flame.
Remove, add lemon juice and mix slowly without breaking the rice.

Garnish with Mint leaves and coriander leaves.
Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with any Raita and chips.

Linking this recipe with Cookbook Jaleela's My own Event - " Bachelor's Feast "


Nithu's " Healthy food series " n " Healthy foods for healthy kids - paneer "


  1. Real healthy version...

  2. Neat Presentation
    thanks for linking to my event

  3. Healthy and filling recipe..Like to try it...Thanks for sharing dear..
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  4. First time here and glad to follow you..

  5. Very delicious and inviting dish, but you made like pulao..

    today's recipe:

  6. very inviting biryani :) must be so flavorful

  7. Nutritious and healthy,flavourful briyani.

  8. Priya parcel me some soon, want to taste this yummy recipe :) Paneer and peas soooper combo!!!
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