Well, let me tell you about some ironies of life. Though this little space of mine is called MariasMenu, I'm terrible at deciding menus! Ohh yes… I've suggested many menus to you through posts, comments & emails. I've even helped a person decide a menu for his brother's wedding! But if I happen to invite you for lunch or dinner at our place, then all the menu-deciding power of mine magically disappears. See that's why I always say, I love preaching way more than practicing ;) Sometimes Jose goes to the extent of even saying that he is scared to invite guests home! Because, once that's done, he knows I'll be all over the place with appetizer, main course & dessert ideas. He can expect a thousand questions bombarding him like “should I make this…” or “should I make that…” or “do you think they will like this more than that…” and the list goes on…. You got the picture right??! Wait… you wanna say something. Ok…., ohh are you saying it sounds familiar?… you also do the same thing!? Good! I'm happy I've got company :)
Ok, now to all this confusion confistication (I dont know what that means, I simply say like that ;) ), it gets more exciting when the guests are vegetarian. From this blog, you already know that I'm more partial towards non-veg stuff. So when we invite vegetarians I'm kinda headless “chicken” running around. I always used to wish if I could make a veg equivalent of chicken biriyani, that would be great. So after a long wait, that boon was granted in the form of this paneer biriyani. When I first tried this recipe, I so badly wanted it to come out well. Because it seemed like a good panacea for my veggie one pot meal dilemma. I wasn't disappointed, in fact I was a very happy person after the first spoonful.
I'm also happy about one more thing, I always get requests for vegetable biriyani recipe, so I hope this paneer biriyani will solve that problem too. Btw, a small note before going to the recipe. Please dont be scared of coming to our place after reading this. We are more than happy to host you :) I promise not to make a drama out of it ;)
Please find the picture of Paneer Biriyani made by Deepa Joshy, based on the above recipe. Thank you so much Deepa :)