Veg Biryani


  • Rice : 3 cups

  • Beans: 100 gms

  • Carrot: 100gms

  • Turnip: 100gms

  • Green peas: 1/4 cup

  • Onion: 250gms

  • Curd : 1 cup

  • Ginger paste: 1 tea spoon

  • Chopped mint leaves: 2 starnds

  • Chopped coriander: 2 strands

  • Green Chillies : 6

  • Garlic paste: 1 tea spoon

  • Chopped Tomatoes: 2

  • Cumin Powder: 1 tea spoon

  • Coriander powder: 1 tea spoon

  • Cinammon powder: 1 tea spoon

  • Red chilli powder: 1 tea spoon

  • Clove powder: 1 tea spoon

  • Ciammon stick: 1

  • Cardamoms: 2

  • Chopped cashewnuts: 1 tea spoon

  • Cloves: 2

  • Chopped onions: 2

  • ghee/ clarified butter: 2 tbl spoon

  • Milk:  1-2 tea spoon

  • Pinch of saffron

  • Salt to taste


  1. Mix curd, ginger paste, chopped mint leaves, chopped coriander leaves, green chillies, garlic paste

  2. chopped tomatoes, cumin powder, coriander powder, cinammon powder, red chili powder, clove powder, cinammon stick.

  3. Add salt to taste.

  4. Now add beans, carrot, turnip, green peas to the above masala mixture and leave it to marinate for about half an hour.

  5. Pour ghee into a frying pan and heat it.

  6. Add cinammon, cloves and cardamom.

  7. Fry the mixture for about 15 secs and then add chopped onions.

  8. Add the vegetables when the onions become slightly red.

  9. Cook the vegetables till the masala turns aromatic and the vegetables are sofe enough.

  10. Do not add water since the masala should be free from moisture.

  11. Pressure cook the rice in the normal way.

  12. Mix saffron into the milk.

  13. Take one cup of cooked rice and add a little saffron-milk into it.

  14. Mix the colored rice with the remaining cooked rice.

  15. Spread this rice on a deep Bottomoed Vessel 

  16. Now add the vegetables on top and again spread uniformly.

  17. Cover with a lid and cook the dish for 20-25 mins.

  18. Take out the lid.

  19. Garnish Vegetable Biryani with chopped and fried cashew nuts.

  20. Veg Biryani is ready to serve.


  1. Yummm..Vege biryani my all time gonna try this weekend and let you know how it turns out...Pratu when I come to India u should cook this for me for sure...

  2. Thank you for your comment akka, definitely I will cook for you.


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