Paneer Biryani, unlike other regular Vegetable Biryani is an enhanced version of Pulao Rice.Perfect to make for a celebration or even as a part of weekend Menu. Also featuring my grand ‘New’ Staub Cocotte from Zwilling UK.
It has been a couple of weeks, that I have been regular with blog posts and on social media. I have been buzy with family and the new Personal Project on the card. I have the whole day planned running between schools, hardware stores, planning and then sorting out. Oops… I will keep this with me. Just a few more days before I can actually share whats happening!!
There is so much to do and I want to shoot but trust me its nearly a month, I actually picked my camera. Its slowly getting covered with a layer of dust. My 100 mm lens, just besides my laptop looks like show piece to me. Sometimes I realise, there are many things that have a priority in life and take an upper stand even if I didn’t want too..
These days I have been wishing the Day had 35 hours and not 24 !!!
Between soo many things, I have just realised we are in Autumn, soon in Winter. All that I know is I want to get back to regular blogging – weekly twice. Once its got onto my mind, I know it will materialise soon.
Moving further, a couple of months ago, the gorgeous lady at Zwilling UK offered to send me a product of my choice and I hand picked the Staub Cocotte. I was certain to pick a color/piece that is not regular and something very classy. A piece that will be the highlight on the dinning table and there will not be any need to change the cookware before serving.
When the Dark Blue 29cm Staub Cocotte arrived in June, trust me – I kept looking at it . Gorgeously presented with the tricolor logo ribbon tied on the brass knob and the instruction booklet placed in it. Man, its heavy !! It will be because it Cast Iron.
They are Incredibly versatile – ideal for cooking stews, for slow-cooked dishes, for curries and even Rice. Food Cooked in cocotte retains ingredients full flavour and aroma and all thanks to the tight lid that encloses it.
My first dish had be a biryani for me with the cocotte, specially because it can be finished off in the oven if needed too. Tight Lid feature helps me give my Biryani DUM ( A cooking method where Steam in choked and enables the cooking). I enjoyed the process and making Paneer Biryani in the cocotte. Food remained warm for a very long time.
The only Con to mention is that Cocotte is quite heavy with food and it can get quite hot. Remember to use your gloves or kitchen towel while handling it. And yes, its priced at 269£ , still worth it. Once in a lifetime investment, so why not!!
Paneer Biryani, unlike other regular Vegetable Biryani is an enhanced version of Pulao Rice. Marinated Paneer is allowed to sit in a bowl for atleast 30 minutes, whilst the rice is washed and put aside to soak. If you have an airfryer, make your fried onions in an airfryer instead of frying in the pan. It is the preparation stage that is time consuming and then you will see how easy is it to put together the rest of the ingredients.