Dotted with aromatic spices, this Saffron Rose Biryani (Instant Pot or Stovetop) is a dish fit for kings! Super rich and luxurious, it has paneer, beets, and peas for a rice dish that’s full of complex textures and flavors!
Put the instant pot on sauté mode and add ghee and heat until it’s shimmering. Add cumin seeds, bay leaves, green cardamom, black cardamom, and cinnamon. Sauté for a minute.
Add peas and carrots and sauté for a minute. Drain your rice and put it in the instant pot.
Sauté for a minute until fragrant and add paneer, water, biryani masala, salt, black pepper, and half of the mint leaves. Turn off the sauté mode.
Open the lid and put in the remaining mint, and cilantro, cardamom powder, lemon juice, saffron soaked in rose water, and beets. Fluff the rice with a fork, not vigorously mixing. The pink color of the beet should be in little pockets throughout the rice like little roses.
Follow the same steps in a large saucepan. When it comes to cooking the rice, use 2 cups of water instead and simply cover the pot and cook on medium low flame for atleast 10 minutes or until cooked!