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Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Updated on December 7, 2014
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Vegetable Biryani could be a ancient mughlai main course item loaded with shredded vegetables, spices, saffron and dry fruits. On traditional days, you'll be able to create it as a one-pot meal. while ingredients like pepper and coriander unfold their aroma, whiffs of saffron and different spices rise especially and spoil your senses.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 4


  • One and half cup Basmati Rice, soaked and drained
  • 1 Bayleaves
  • 1 piece Cinnamon
  • 3-4 piece Cloves
  • 2 pieces Cardamom
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables (carrots , peas , cauliflower , french beans ), chopped and boiled
  • 3/4 cup Onion, Chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 cup Tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Paneer/Cottage Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Curd
  • 1/4 cup Coriander, Chopped
  • a few drops edible saffron colour
  • 2-3 tbsp Ghee
  • As per taste Salt and sugar

Method For Preparing Rice:

Combine 4½ cups of water, cinnamon, clove, bay-leaf,cardamom, rice and salt in a Handi (deep Bowl with cover)with a lid and cook on a medium flame for ten to twelve minutes or until the rice is done.
Strain the rice employing a filter and keep aside.

Method for making Vegetable Gravy:

1. Heat the oil in a very deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
2. Add the onions and stir on a medium flame for one to a pair of minutes or until the onions flip clear.
3. Add the ginger-garlic paste, chili powder,turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala and mix them well, on a medium flame for sometime.
4. Add the tomatoes, mix and add water, combine well and cook on a medium flame for four to five minutes.
5. Add all the vegetables, cheese, salt and milk and cook on a medium flame for one more a pair of to three minutes, whereas stirring sometimes.
6. Add the sugar and salt as per taste, combine well and cook on a medium flame for 5 mins

7. Vegetable gravy is ready for mixing.Keep it aside.


  1. Combine the curds, coriander and saffron in big a bowl and blend well.
  2. Add the ready rice mixture and blend well.
  3. Transfer ½ of the rice mixture in a handi or Big Bowl and unfold it equally with the rear of a spoon.
  4. Add all the ready vegetable gravy thereon and unfold it equally.
  5. Place the remaining ½ of the rice mixture and unfold it equally.
  6. Pour the Ghee equally over it and canopy it with a lid.
  7. Cover the Handi and cook on a slow flame for 7-8 mins. Serve right away.
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    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Cinnamon and cheese? I'm in. Looks tasty.

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      M K Paul 2 years ago from India

      Thanks all for all those lovely comments...Hope u all try this out :)

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Lovely. I often buy a Biryani rice dish to bring home. Now I have no excuse but to make it myself. And I will soon. Looks delicious. Thank you.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      O my ...this sounds like a feast. I know my family will enjoy this. Thanks for the lovely recipe. Bookmarking to try soon.


      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Ohhh - This looks lovely and not too hard to make. We love rice dishes so I will definitely be trying this one. Thanks.