Peas,Corn and Paneer Biryani

BM # 18    Day 1

Cooking rice in different varieties has always been  very interesting.Rice is one ingredient that one can really play with.This is not a traditional biryani,but I simply loved the flavors in it. I experimented with these rice  just for fun, and I was glad as everyone enjoyed these.

for the rice
1cup.............. rice ,washed and soaked for 15 mins
1tsp............... cuminseeds
1tsp............... oil
Salt to taste
Cook the rice in a rice cooker.

stuffing
1 cup............. fried onions
¼ cup............ boiled corn
¼ cup ............boiled green peas
¼ cup............ cottage cheese, cubed a little finely
1tsp................ red chilly pwd
¼ tsp.............. garam masala
2tbsp ..............kasoori methi
Pinch turmeric
Salt to taste
Put fried onions in a pan.
Add all the ingredients except kasoori methi.
Give it a good stir.
Add very little water for the onions to soften.
Once the onion is soft add some more water for some thick gravy.
Add kasoori methi.

Assembling
Spread half the rice in a oven proof dish.
Spread the prepared veggies.
Cover with rice.
Cover  and microwave for a few minutes for the flavors to seep in .
Garnish with some of this gravy and cottage cheese.


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