Thursday, June 23, 2011

The lingering taste of Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryanis are wholesome meals filled with goodness of the veggies as well the rich masalas that go with it.  The flavour is unique and would definitely give an invitation to your neighbour.  Biryani must have all the necessary ingredients  to make it the authentic dish.  This is a dish which can be tried out on weekends as it involves time.  Biryani cannot be done in a hurry, it has to be cooked slowly with lot of patience to achieve the perfect taste.  Raita and pappad are the perfect accompaniments and be sure to make enough Biryani as it is going to fast disappear from the bowl like it did in my household.  Thanks to for the basic recipe and I made changes according to my family's taste. 


Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Carrots, - 1/4 cup
Potatoes - 1/4 cup
Beans - 1/4 cup
Cauliflower -1/4 cup
Green peas - 1/4 cup
Panneer - 1/2 cup (cubed)
Green chillies - 2 nos
Jeera - 1 tsp
Garam masala (whole) - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Biryani masala - 4 tbsp (I used MDH Biryani masala)
Curds - 3/4 cup
Nuts -your choice
Coriander leaves
A few strands of Saffron

Chop onions finely and fry it till it turns brown. Keep it aside.

After soaking the rice for an hour, cook it till it is half done, strain the water and keep this aside.

Chop the potatoes,beans and carrots into 1" pieces and small florets of the cauliflower.

In a pan, add oil, then add jeera . When jeera begins to splutter, add whole garam masala, then add ginger garlic paste and let it get cooked well till the oil leaves out. Now add the cut vegetables, peas, slit green chillies and salt. Mix well and let it cook. Once they are half cooked, add finely chopped mint and coriander leaves, four tablespoons of biryani masala and half cup of curd. Mix well. Now add panneer cubes and leave it aside.

Take a wide mouth pan and add half of the cooked vegetables and spread it well in the pan. Add curds, nuts, fried onions and now add half the portion of rice and spread it well over the vegetable mix. Repeat this process till both the veggies and rice is done. Cover it well and cook in a very slow flame till the rice gets cooked fully.  Mix  a few strands of Saffron in two tablespoons of hot water and sprinkle over the rice for the beautiful color.

Garnish with nuts and croutons.
An awesome veggie biryani is ready to serve.


  1. Oh wow looks vibrant, flavorful and yum. A classic, very well recreated!
    US Masala

  2. Looks delicious ...n nice pic

  3. I too have a biryani post next in my blog :) but yours is the real boryani,sounds so awesome!

  4. *biryani- sorry about the spelling...

  5. I like it with Mirch ka salan especially hyderabadi veg biryani. Simply yummm...

  6. We all love biryani in our house .Looks irresistible

  7. Flavourful and inviting briyani, well done..

  8. Looks soo tempting and delicious.. looks perfect !!
    Indian Cuisine

  9. Yummicious Briyani :) mouth watering indeed :)

  10. Looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. awesome clicks !!..

  11. Looks royal,aromatic & flavorful!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. delicious biriyani... tempting clicks..

  13. Wow looks delicious and veg biryani

  14. would like to try this...well garnished.

  15. Biryani is my all time fav one and i llove to try out different versions too

  16. Love to have this flavorful one pot meal anytime... Looks yum...

  17. Awesome the color and flavor packed in it...

  18. Flavorable n very tempting biryani!!

  19. all time fav...biryani looks so inviting n loved your version...tempting clicks n unique garnishing..super

  20. looks very tempting dear..very flavourful n colourful biriyani..delicious..


  21. Your biryani recipe sounds very flavourfull and looks yumm

  22. briyani is my favorite dish too...a sort of comfort food for me, your preparation is a little bit different for me, I have never tried add curd....bookmarked this one, thanks for sharing...looks really good :)

    Gita Jaishankar

  23. Tempting biriyani! Looks so healthy

  24. Your biryani looks delicious.I found you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this vegetable biryani widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about how to make vegetable biryani,Thanks!

  25. one of the most attractive biryanis I've laid eyes on! Lip smacking delicious!

  26. I have never had this dish, but it looks delicious, and I would love to try it:)

  27. You said it - it takes patience and tht is what I lack...
    Yummy Biryani - send me some will ya?

  28. Utter has to be So aromatic n flavorful.

  29. wow...very healthy have an awesome space...
    happy to follow you...
    chk out my space too..


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