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D IP Vegetable And Paneer Biryani

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D IP Vegetable And Paneer Biryani
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Makes: 6 servings adjust



  • 2 cups Basmati Rice

Step 1

Rinse and soak the Rice in 2 cups of water for 20 mins.


  • 3 tablespoons Ghee, divided. may substitute oil
  • 1 large Onion, sliced

Step 2

Set Instant Pot to Saute(More) mode. Once the ‘hot’ sign displays, add 1 tbsp ghee and sliced onions. Cook for 5-7 mins until the onions are lightly caramelized. Take half of the onions out and reserve for garnish.


  • 4 Whole Cardamom (Cardamon)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seed
  • 4 Whole Cloves
  • 8 Black Pepper, corns
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 cup Carrot, chopped lengthwise into 1 inch x ¼ inch strips
  • 1 cup Green Beans, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup Mushrooms, halved
  • 12 cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 12 cup Green Peas
  • 1 cup Paneer Cheese, cubed into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 14 teaspoon Ground Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 3 teaspoons Salt, divided
  • 12 cup Fresh Mint, chopped
  • 2 cups Water, plus more for soaking

Step 3

Add remaining ghee, cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, bay leaves. Cook for 30 seconds. Add all the veggies (carrots, green beans, mushrooms, red pepper, corn, paneer). Add ginger , garlic, turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala and 1 tsp of salt. mix well. Add mint, rice(drain most of the water before adding) and 2 tsp salt. Add 2 cups of water. Mix well, making sure most of the rice is under water.


  • 12 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped

Step 4

Close Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 6 mins. Quick release. Open IP. Garnish with caramelized onions and cilantro.
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