Paneer Biriyani

Paneer Biriyani

A classic Indian one pot meal that tastes delicious, bursting with flavor from selected spices. Relish each mouthful of delicate basmati rice and rich creamy paneer.

  • Recipe serves:4
  • Preparation Time20 Minutes
  • Cooking Time25 Minutes


  • 400g Basmathi rice
  • 300g Paneer
  • 1 packet, Knorr biriyani mix
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 150g onions, sliced
  • 150g tomato, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon, ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1-2 green chilies, sliced
  • 1” piece, rampe
  • 1-2 sprigs, curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon, chili powder
  • 20g Astra
  • Handful, coriander leaves
  • 100g fried onions to garnish
  • 50ml water to marinate
  • 300ml water to cook
  • ½ teaspoon, salt


  • In a pot add Astra and ghee. Add ginger, garlic, green chili, rampe and curry leaves and sauté till fragrant. Then, add the onion and tomatoes and sauté for a few minutes. Add the paneer, fry for a minute then add Knorr Biriyani Mix and combine well.
  • Then add washed rice, salt and water. Bring to boil and slow cook with a lid on till rice is done.
  • Finally add the coriander leaves, fried onion and mix well. Serve hot.
  • Chef’s Tip:

    Slightly fry the paneer to prevent breaking and to enhance the colour.