Basmati Rice – 4 cups (soaked in water for 20 minutes )
Carrots – 3 finely chopped
Beans – 8-10 finely chopped
Onions – 2 finely chopped
Paneer – 400 gms cut into cubes
Bay leaf – 1
Cloves – 5-6
Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tbsp
Green chillies – 3-4
Mint leaves – 1 bunch finely chopped
Coriander leaves – 1 bunch finely chopped
Tomatoes – 3-4 finely chopped
Curd – 1 cup
Saffron – 5-6 strands soaked in warm water (optional)
Lemon – 2
Ginger and Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Ghee / Oil -4-5 tbsp
Salt to taste
In a cooker add oil and once hot add bay leaves, Cumin seeds, cloves, onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic paste and saute for a few minutes.
Now add all the vegetables , paneer , coriander and mint leaves and saute for a few more minutes .
Now add curd, lemon juice, red chilli powder and garam masala powder and mix well .
Now add 4 cups of water, Saffron water and salt and let it come to a boil .
Now add the soaked rice and close the lid. Let it cook for 8 minutes on a low flame.
Garnish with Ghee and coriander leaves.
Yummy paneer briyani is ready ! !