Wednesday, January 28, 2009

VEG - MASALA PANEER - DHUM BIRIYANI

I was much impressed with LUCKNOWI DHUM BIRIYANI when I saw the recipe in rekhas kitchen blog. Such a nice cook she is and I like the spicyness in her recipes.. So many varieties in her blog hm.. Good job Rekha and thanks for sharing with us.

It’s my long time wish to make dhum biriyani and I have not got the proper recipe for that and more over I though it was very tough process to prepare (in the step of Dhum). Since it was my first time I followed the same steps and jus given the delicious Rice with very slight variation by adding the masala paneer.

Indeed the output was so good and tasty. All my family members loved this especially my daughter who loves paneer emptied in seconds. It was my long wish to prepare something for my Amma, so I utilized this chance and packed a big bowl of biriyani and sent it thru my sister. They also enjoyed this very much. A Big Thanks to you Rekha dear.

INGREDIENTS

Rice --- 2 cup
Carrot 2 no. cut in to cubes
Potato 2 no cut in to cubes
green peas --- 1/2 cup
paneer ½ cup cubed
Ginger garlic paste ----1 tsp
Onions - 2 big very thinly sliced
Coriander leaves 1 bundle chopped
Tomato --- 1 big chopped
Peas 1 cup
Garam masala powder --- 1 tsp
Red chili powder --- 1 tea sp
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Cloves - 4-6
Cardamom -5
Saffron - 1/4 tsp
Curd - 1/2 cup
milk - 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts ---1 cup or you can make it 1/2 cup also
Raisins --- 1/2 cup
Almonds ( 1/2 cup soaked in warm water for 10 min. and choped
Ghee --- 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

METHOD

Mix curd, Red chili powder, salt to taste, garan masala, ginger garlic paste, and mix well and add cubed vegetables and peas to curd mixture mix well and leave for 1 hour to marinate.
Wash rice and add 2 cups water salt to taste, and 1 tea sp ghee mix well and cook in steam.

Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan and fry sliced onion till brown and crisp, remove from ghee and keep a side. And then fry cashew nut in the same ghee remove and leave a side, now fry raisins and leave a side.

Now after 1 hour in the same ghee add clove, cinnamon, cardamom let them popup and add vegetable mixture and chopped tomatoes (don't add water) let them cook in a slow flame cover with a lid and cook till vegetable s are 3/4 cooked. Crush 1/4 fried onion with your hands and add to vegetable mixture mix well

Soak saffron in warm milk for 10 -15 min

Now mix 3/4 cashews and raisins 3/4 coriander and mint leaves with rice and spread the rice on top of the vegetable mixture, and pour saffron milk over it and spread left over cashew s and raisins and coriander leaves, fried onion.

Cut the paneer in to cubes and shallow fry them in a little oil. Soak them in warm water for 10 to 15 mts. Drain water completely. Leave them for 2 to 3 mts. Take a bowl mix little salt, chilli powder and a pinch of pepper, jeera powder, combine well then add the paneer cubes toss it in that mixture. Masala mixture should spread evenly on the paneer. Add the masala paneer to the rice.


Cover with a foil and bake the dish for 20 min. in a preheated oven

Remove from the oven and leave for 5 min. then open the foil and serve hot with any kind of raitha or gravy.

An excuse dear... i have taken photos of the dish before dhumming with spreadings of all veg, paneer and onions etc as above and one more after the dhum, mixed with rice in a bowl. Unfortunately it somehow got erazed and I could not publish the rice bowl after mixing. At the same time cant resist to postphone it again, more over rushing to send this for Rakh's Event. I ll update the pic once I prepare this again. Thank u dears.

As usual sending the recipe to

1.Cooking for kids by Preety
2.MEC - Paneer by Raji
3.Just for you by Alka.
4. Srivalli's MLLA, an event started by Susan
5.EC's MBP - Easy Breezy Breakfast. Event.
6. Sudeshna's Harvest -the festival of rice Event.

29 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

name it self sounds very rich. would love to give it a try..

Priya said...

Wow thats a lovely dish with all those delicious ingredients, no doubt they vanished n all ur family members enjoyed, prefect entry for all those awesome events too Hema..great job dear!!!

Adlak's tiny world said...

Oh thanks for d very quick response dear...

Shama Nagarajan said...

hmmmm..yumyum dum biriyani....

Happy cook said...

Yummy yummy delicious. Wish i could have a fulplate.

santoshi said...

Hi there are so many mouth watering recipes in your blog. I think I can try a few.

Adlak's tiny world said...

So nice of u shama, HC and

Santoshi.. welcome to my blog and be in regular touch..

Alka said...

Glad that u made it for Amma dear.Its high time they get to taste such yummy food on platter, after years of cooking for us.I too love to send in everything special i cook ,to my parents and inlaws.It gives me immense pleasure when they enjoy food tht i cook
The recipe is gr8,and i am a sucker for biryanis and pulao,anything with rice,that is spicy ,is my weakness :-)
Thanks again for the lovely entry

rekhas kitchen said...

Iam so glad that you like the recipe and enjoyed it thanku so much for trying it out hema and love yor vareation of adding masala paneer hummm what to say i am so happy dear yeh perfect for all events

Adlak's tiny world said...

S Alka u r 200% right dear.. so many years of cooking that too for us.. all ammas need a change and vareity to sit and have their meal. atleast in this age...

Its my pleasure Rekha.. i got a tasty and spicy recipe frm yr blog.

aquadaze said...

hmmm..just love biryani!!

Jaishree said...

Dum biriyani look so good & yum.Nice entry Hema:)

easycrafts said...

Its so tempting and inviting..thanks for the entry

Asha said...

Beautiful dish, Paneer in Biriyani sounds great to me! :))

Trupti said...

hema, dum biryani looks yummy

Gita's Kitchen said...

Wow paneer in dum briyani, sounds like an excellent combination Hema, love it :)

sowmya said...

delicious recipe...

anudivya said...

That was very sweet to send the dish to your mother. I bet they all enjoyed it.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u friends for all your supporting and encouraging words...

Shreya said...

really nice to make dum biriyani more rich and tastier with paneer!

sriharivatsan said...

Sorry dear, got held up with work..

Dum biryani looks so yummy, picture itself is tempting..G8 work dear..Have bookmarked this, but you have prepare for me when i come dere..

Usha said...

Wow biryani sounds yum !

AnuSriram said...

Thats so colourful.. lovely pictures! Nice entry..

Varsha Vipins said...

Wat a lovely Biriyani..with all the greens..:)

Curry Leaf said...

I too had bookmarked that dish.This is as tempting as Rekhas.Yum and yum.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow paneer dum biryani sounds new and looks yummylicious.....

Premyscakes said...

colorful and very yummy too.
cheers

Rajee said...

Wow paneer dum biryani sounds delicious!

Sam said...

Wow!! This dish looks so beautiful with the colours. Veg paneer dum biryani sounds delicious. Will try it soon. Thanks so much for sharing.