Keto Paneer Biryani 

Keto Paneer Biryani

Are you a biryani lover, and are craving some while on Keto? This Keto ” Paneer Biryani ” Recipe is extremely simple and quick, yes, you heard it right!
This delicious and supremely easy instant pot Keto Paneer Biryani is an easy, authentic, vegetarian dinner that is ready in under 30 minutes.

Paneer is essentially a soft cheese, which in addition to being delicious, is also a really versatile ingredient. So let’s put on our chef hats, and dive right into the recipe!

Tips and Tricks
  • Don’t add more water. Let the rice stay separate from each other
  • Don’t use starchy vegetables like potatoes.
  • Serve this with keto mint chutney, for an excellent combo

Time Taken: 30 minutes

Servings: 6



Spices for Tempering
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1-inch cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 5 whole black peppers
  • 4-5 cardamom
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp ginger, thinly sliced 
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 Jalapeño Peppers, diced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
Other Ingredients
  • 225 g paneer, cut into cubes
  • 40 g of mixed nonstarchy frozen vegetables 
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 250 g Water
  • Salt as per taste
  • Heat ghee in the Instant Pot and when it\’s hot, put in all the tempering spices. 
  • Once they start to sizzle, put in the thinly sliced onion and cook until the onions are well-browned and crisp at the edges.
  • Add in the ginger, garlic, and jalapeños, and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste and mix well.
  • If you\’re using ready-made garam masala instead of whole spices, add it now and mix well.
  • Spread the cauliflower rice across everything.
  • Pour in the water, and gently push the rice so that it is covered by the water. 
  • Add in paneer and frozen vegetables. 
  • Spread out the paneer and veggie mixture.
  • Sprinkle the chopped cilantro and mint on top of it.
  • Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. 
  • Then, let the pot rest undisturbed for 10 minutes and then release all remaining pressure.
  • Enjoy the true-to-tradition aroma of this dish and then mix it gently from the bottom, and serve it hot!

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