Thursday, May 11, 2006

Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani

Ingredients needed:
1. Long grain Basmati Rice - 1 cup
2. One big Onion - sliced finely.
3. Salt - to taste
4. Carrot, Beans, Cauliflower, Potato, Peas - Cut into Cubes (2 cups)
5. Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
6. Ghee or Oil - 5 tsp
7. Water - 1 3/4 cup

Grind into paste:
1. Shallots - 8 nos.
2. One Small Ripe Tomato.
3. Fennel Seeds 1/4 tsp
4. Elaichi - 2 nos
5. Cloves - 4 nos
6. Small piece cinnamon stick ( Dry roast 3 to 6 )
7. Garlic pods - 4
8. Small piece Ginger
9. Green chillies - 2 to 3 (according to taste)
10. Dry red chillies - 2 (according to taste)
11. Grated coconut - 2 tsp
12. Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
13. Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp
14. Mint leaves, Curry leaves & Coriander leaves - little.
Grind every thing into a paste adding little water, if necessary, and keep it aside.

For Seasoning:
1. Bay leaf 1
2. Cloves 4
3. Elaichi 3
4. Cinnamon stick one small piece
5. Cashew nuts

1. Wash and drain water from the rice and keep it aside for 20 minutes.
2. Heat Oil in a pressure cooker, add Seasonings, Fry Onion till brown.
3. Add the Cut vegetables and fry for 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
4. Now goes the grinded paste, fry nicely till the raw smell goes.
5. Add Rice and Cook for 5 minutes, adding salt.
6. Pour water, close the lid and cook in slow fire for 15 minutes.
7. Garnish it with fresh Coriander leaves, Mint leaves and Fried bread pieces.

Serve Hot with Raitha and Papads. #


=> Instead of water use coconut milk to get rich Biryani.
=> Add few strands of saffron diluted in warm milk during cooking.
=> To enhance the real flavour of masala, keep the pressure cooker on the dosa pan and cook. ( Slow cooking - it would be like Dum Biryani.)


Tanuja said...


Ur veggie biryani is great , thanks for the recipe, The parathas are new to me thanks for the recipe.

Puspha said...


Ashwini said...

That looks delicious

RP said...

Lovely picture. Recipe sounds delicious too.

Cooking Theory said...

YUM!! I want to grab the plate from screen.

Revathi said...

How many ever times we eat biriyani, its always mouth watering. Great post !!!

Menu Today said...

Hello All,
Biryani is such a one pot recipe.
Thank u .

Anonymous said...


Ur site is awesome. Good work keep continuing.

I am planning to try ur vegetable biryani its looks superb. Can you tell me what rice u r using cause the one i use is very small ur rice looks long and thin.



Menu Today said...

Hi Joe,
I used Long Grain Basmati Rice. "Daawat Brand". Try Biryani and Enjoy!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Viji,

This is my favorite veg biryani recipe and i have been making this very often for he past few months. It's divine when made with coconut milk. Thank you very much! :-)


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