Paneer Biryani


  • Basmati rice/Sona Masoori- 2 cups
  • Onion(thinly sliced)- 1 big
  • Tomato(chopped)- 3
  • Green chillies(slit)- 3
  • Paneer(cubed)- 1 cup
  • Capsicum(bite size)- 1, optional
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Oil+ghee- 4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon- 2
  • Cardamom- 2-3
  • Bay leaf- 2
  • Cloves- 3
  • Red chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Pav bhaji masala powder- 3-4 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste, I added a little less than 1 tsp
  • Cilantro- to garnish
  • Water- if basmati then 3 cups, if sona masoori- a little less than 4 cups.


  1. Click on ‘saute’ mode, add oil/ghee into the innerpot, add in spices and cumin seeds, once that sizzles add onions and green chilies. Once it starts to turn soft add ginger-garlic paste and mix well.
  2. Add in tomatoes and saute until it turns soft, add in capsicum(if using) and paneer.
  3. Add all the masala powders, mix well and turn off the ‘saute’ mode. Add in washed and drained rice, water and salt and mix gently.
  4. Add in some more oil/ghee on top and close the lid and turn the valve into ‘sealing’ and click on ‘rice’ mode
  5. ‘Rice’ mode automatically sets the time so you don’t have to do anything more, just click on the it.
  6. Release the pressure naturally and add in chopped cilantro and serve the rice hot with raita or chips



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Paneer Biryani