Restaurant Style Paneer Biriyani

Paneer Biriyani|How to make restaurant style Paneer Biriyani

Paneer Biriyani with step by step images and detailed recipe.

Paneer Biriyani is a South Indian lunch/dinner recipe and it is so yummy, delicious and filling.LO, and I are lovers of cottage cheese/Paneer. Hubby likes it only when it is slightly higher on the spicy side. This recipe of Paneer biriyani with the measurements and ingredients has become the best in the recent days. With n number of trials, I have mastered with the base recipe and all that I do is alter the main ingredients and give different tastes. I am sure you will love this for sure.Panner Biriyani was today’s lunch menu and you can witness the speed of my cooking with my image quality itself. Continue reading “Paneer Biriyani|How to make restaurant style Paneer Biriyani”

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Paneer Matar|Restaurant Style Matar Paneer|Peas Paneer Masala

Paneer Matar Masala:

It is raining peas everywhere. Here is a super yummy and quick recipe with green peas and paneer which is an excellent side dish to roti/phulkha/rice/pulao varieties. You can make n number of variations to such recipes and that is the best part of these. Here is one variant I recently tried. I hope you would like it. Continue reading “Paneer Matar|Restaurant Style Matar Paneer|Peas Paneer Masala”

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In recent days I have been so irregular in my blogging owing to illness in the family and many unexpected travels. I hope to fine tune everything and regularise blogging in the near future. Today’s recipe is from Punjabi Cuisine and I had noted the recipe from a TV channel long back as it seemed so rich as well as very simple to prepare. I just gave it try yesterday as I had paneer in my stock too. I just made few modifications to suit the family’s taste buds.I hope you will also enjoy this rich and creamy gravy. Continue reading “PANEER MAKHANI”


Paneer Baby Corn Gravy/Paneer Baby Corn Masala/Paneer baby corn curry

Paneer Baby Corn Gravy:

Paneer and baby corn are just two easy ingredients in cooking. They don’t consume much time but they turn the dish yummy. I had stock of both (Home made paneer). Hence I just made this . Believe me , it is so creamy and yummy but can be prepared in a jiffy. Continue reading “Paneer Baby Corn Gravy/Paneer Baby Corn Masala/Paneer baby corn curry”

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Home made Paneer /Cottage Cheese

Home Made Paneer/Cottage Cheese:

Paneer/cottage cheese is a rich source of calcium,protein,vitamin B12,selenium,Vitamin D and Riboflavin. All those who are averse to milk can prefer paneer and it is such an yummy ingredient.I am so addicted to home made dishes and my trials on home made foods never ends.  I have made paneer with lemon juice. But I read somehwere that curd can be used for a softer version. Hence I tried with it. Here is the recipe in 2 methods.I did this as finger food for my LO.Paneer can be your baby’s finger food for babies since 8 months.You can add crumbled paneer in purees,blend with purees,add to salads,stuff with dosa,apply on toasts,garnish with macroni for your babies. I did it fresh and consumed the very same day.You can refrigerate for a maximum of 15 days.

Finger food


Milk-1 litre

Curd-1/2 cup/Lemon Juice-Few drops

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1.Boil milk in a clean vessel

2.When it begins to boil,add curd or lemon juice and bring to slow flame

3.Keep stirring in slow flame until the whey completely separates.

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4.In the mean time place a large filter over a vessel and place a white muslin cloth in the filter.

5.When the whey is completely separated switch off the flame.

6.Pour the curdled milk in the filter slowly and carefully.

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7.When the water is completely drained wash the whey in flowing water if you have added lemon juice.

8. Tie the cloth in an elevated place and place a vessel beneath.

9. Let it hang for 2 hours.

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10.Now place the cloth,with the whey on chapathi maker and roll it evenly with pressure or use a heavy weight to flatten it.

11.Place a heavy weight(I used my mortor and pestel/iron dosa tava) for 6 hours.

12.Once it is set,remove from the cloth carefully and refrigerate for one hour .

13. Do not freeze. After that you can cut into pieces and store in a container.

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14.Whenever you wish to use,remove it from the fridge and bring to room temperature and cool it and use.

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I took care this time to make soft and neat pieces. So I followed the setting time strictly

Chop into small pieces so that gravy gets absorbed easily.

I chopped lengthwise for finger foods.

You can use vinegar also instead of curd or lemon.

Skip step 7 if you have used curd.

Better to flatten the paneer into a circle so that chopping is easy and waste is less.

I use the corner pieces as crumbled paneer in burji recipes.

I make it one day and use it the next day.

You can store in refrigerator for 2 weeks.

The images above are from curd with milk and images below is with lemon juice.

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Health Benefits of paneer:Source:

  • Cottage cheese is a great source of calcium, which is helpful in maintaining strong teeth and bones. Due to its low lactose content, it protects the teeth against harmful sugars.
  • Cottage cheese contains Vitamin D, which along with calcium, facilitates in preventing cavities and wearing down of the tooth enamel. Hence, regular consumption of cottage cheese is helpful in preserving good dental health.
  • Intake of cheese prevents osteoporosis that is caused due to the deficiency of calcium. Osteoporosis is common in women undergoing menopause, elderly people and children suffering from malnutrition. Cottage cheese is a rich source of protein, calcium, and vitamins which are necessary for proper bone health.
  • Vitamins B complex, present in cottage cheese, are essential for the formation and strengthening of cartilage in children, women (pregnant and lactating) and men. These dairy products also facilitate proper absorption and distribution of calcium in the body and provide protection against diseases such as beriberi.
  • For people who are underweight, cottage cheese helps you put on those extra pounds. It contains generous amount of proteins, fats, calcium, vitamins, and minerals, which help in boosting weight.
  • The presence of conjugated linoleic acid and sphingolipids in cottage cheese makes it effective in preventing cancer.
  • Cottage cheese is also known to enhance blood formation, strengthen the liver and facilitate absorption of nutrients.

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JALFREZI-Hearing this name I thought the recipe would be too tough and intricate. I heard this recipe in a TV show and I tried it out as I had all ingredients with me the other day. It goes perfect with butter naan/plain naan.



  • Carrot- 1/4 cup
  • Onion – 1/4 cup
  • Capsicum – 1/4 cup
  • Baby Corn-1/4 cup

(All the above should be finely cut into thin long pieces(Julian))

  • Ginger and garlic -2 tbsp(chopped)
  • Tomato – 3
  • Tomato sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-A pinch
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – To taste
  • Ghee-To cook


1. Chop all vegetables and get them ready. Make a puree of tomato along with ginger and garlic.

2.Heat a kadai and add ghee and temper with jeera.

3.Finely saute onion till they become soft.

4.Now add chilly powder and garam masala powder and stir.

5.When it blends add the tomato paste made.

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6.When the raw smell of the tomato vanishes,add capsicum,baby corn and carrot.

7.Mix them well and add tomato sauce and salt.

8.Add half of water and let it cook.

paneer baby corn jalfrezi9.When the corn is cooked enough add paneer and give a quick stir.

10.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot.



You can add any vegetable instead of baby corn /carrot.

I have omitted using coriander leaves in the final step

It is kind of more than semi dry gravy. SO use water accordingly and retain crunchiness of the vegetables.

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Creamy Paneer Gravy

Creamy Paneer Gravy:
The name of the dish might sound slightly odd to all of you. I actually wanted to make paneer butter masala for my little guest at home.But I was not satisfied with the recipes I found and I didn’t have much time to surf. So I ended up making the below paneer gravy which really had the flavour of paneer butter masala (restaurant style) and tasted yummmmmmmmmmmm…. with naan. Do try out and comment . Continue reading “Creamy Paneer Gravy”