Monday, January 11, 2010

Low Fat Layered Paneer Mutter Biryani

Yet another interesting dish by tarla dalal, i wanted to do this as this is low fat,no oil rice dish which does require a bit of your time but i must say its really worth it!!!Healthy yet a very delicious one!!!


For the Milk Rice

1 cup Basmathi Rice

3 cloves

2 green cardamom

1 bay leaf

1 stick cinnamon

1 cup low fat milk

1 cup water

For the Brown Rice

1 onion finely chopped

1 tsp sugar

salt to taste

For the gravy

1/2 cup low fat paneer

1/4 cup boiled green peas

1 onion finely chopped

1 tsp garlic paste

1 tsp ginger paste

1/2 tsp green chilli paste

1/2 cup fresh tomato puree

1 tsp red paste(2 dry red chillies,1 tsp beaten rice(poha),2 cloves of garlic,1/2 tsp ginger & salt to taste and enough water to a smooth thick paste)

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

1 tbsp dried kasoori methi

2 tbsp low fat milk

salt to taste

For layering

1 tsp oil for greasing


For the Milk Rice
  • Soak rice for 30 minutes and drain it and keep aside
  • In a pressure cooker, add the cloves,bayleaf,cardamom,cinnamon,milk,water and allow it to come to a boil,then add rice and pressure cook it for 2 whistles, and then keep aside to cool
For the Brown onion Rice
  • Heat a non-stick pan,add onion and sugar and dry roast till they turn brown, then add the Milk rice and salt and mix well gently and then keep aside
For the Gravy
  • Heat a non-stick pan add the onions and roast till till light brown, sprinkle a little water to avoid burning
  • Add the garlic,ginger,green chilli paste and dry roast for 1 minute
  • Add tomato puree, red paste,chilli powder,1/4 cup water,garam masala powder,kasoori methi and sugar,salt and cook for 10 minutes
  • Add paneer,green peas,salt and mix gently and cook for 2 minutes
  • Lastly add milk and cook till thick,add coriander leaves and then keep aside to cool
For the layering
  • Grease a baking dish with little oil,spread the paneer-mutter gravy evenly,then top it up with the rice, sprinkle little milk and then repeat it till done
  • Bake it at 180 C for 15 minutes and then serve hot