Sunday, 16 September 2012

Lets Prepare : Vegetable Biryani

This Saturday I was in no mood to enter the kitchen. My darling husband guessed my "no cooking"mood and surprised me with yummy vegetable biryani.
Vegetable Biryani is a rich and exotic rice dish with spicy vegetables. It's usually served at parties as main course meal.

This recipe serve 2-3

  • Basmati Rice - 3cups
  • Water - double the amount of rice
  • Mixed Vegetable. Potatoes, Cauliflower, Beans, Grean peas, Carrot, Baby corn, Capsicum.
  • Chopped Onion- 2 to 3 medium
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 2tablespoon
  • Chopped tomatoes- 1big
  • Oil
  • Ghee/Butter
  • Salt 
  • Sugar
    • Chilly Powder
    • Cumin Powder
    • Coriander Powder
    • Curry Powder
    • Garam Masala (Found in any Indian store)
    • Turmeric Powder
    • Biryani Masala
    • Cardamom
    • Cinnamon
    • Cloves
    • Bay Leaves
  • Wash the rice. Marinate rice with biryani masala and keep aside .
  • Take a pressure cooker and heat some oil.
  • Add 2pinch of sugar.
  • When the sugar turn golden, add chopped onions to it.
  • Cook till onion turns golden brown.
  • Next add Ginger-garlic paste to it.Mix well.
  • When the mixture is cooked well, add tomatoes to it and cook.
  • Add all the powder spices except Biryani Masala and keep cooking. Oh and yes don't forget to add Salt to taste !!
  • Add water and cook by covering it.
  • When the oil starts to leave the paste, add the vegetables and keep cooking till vegetables are partially cooked. Donot over cook the vegetables cause we are going to cook it more with the rice.
  • Now pour the vegetable gravy into a separate bowl and clean the cooker.
  • Put the cooker in heat and add 2 tablespoon ghee to it. 
  • When the ghee melts, add the rice.
  • Fry the rice well till it changes its color to golden brown.
  • Next add the vegetable gravy and mix both rice and the vegetable well.
  • Now add water to it. Be careful of the hot vapour.
  • Mix it well.
  • Add salt, sugar and biryani masala to taste and put the lid.
  • Give 3-4 whistles.
  • Vegetable biryani is ready.
Serve it with raita and gather some compliments from your guests.
Thanks for reading !!! Happy Cooking !!!


  1. That looks so good, arpita! Nak sikit... :)

  2. i see you using garam masala. Is that a type of spice or something? judging from the picture. after plating it i can imagine the yummy taste of it.

  3. thank you ladies :) Garam Masala is a type of powder spice available in any Indian stores !!! It gives any dish a flavour and aroma ....

  4. my hubby loves biryani:-) thank you appy for the recipes:-)This looks so yum!

    1. do prepare n let me know how u like it :)


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