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Vegetable Biriyani


This dish dont need any explanation. Because its 'Biriyani'. This is the most popular dish in India. The vegetarian version of biriyani is also very tasty Just give a try and impress your family.

Vegetable Biriyani


  • Basmati rice 2 cups.
  • 2 potatoes cut into square pieces.
  • 2 carrots chopped.
  • Some french beans chopped.
  • 10 pieces of cauliflower florets.
  • Some green peas.
  • Whole spice (1 cinnamon stick, 5 cloves, 6 green cardemom, 2 bay leaf, 1 staranis, 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds).
  • Hung curd 4 Teaspoon.
  • 1 onion thinly sliced.
  • 3 green chilies.
  • 5 Teaspoons of biriyani masala.
  • 2 Teaspoons ginger and garlic paste.
  • Some saffron.
  • 4 Teaspoons milk.
  • Salt and sugar.
  • 5 Teaspoons Ghee / clarified butter.
  • 1 Teaspoon rose water/kewra water.
  • White oil.
  • Water.


  • Wash the rice and soak in water for 30 minutes.
  • Take a small bowl. Pour 4 Teaspoons milk and add some saffron strands in it. Soak this for 30 minutes.
  • Fry the potatoes, carrots, cauliflower and beans 50% in white oil. Then keep aside.
  • Now take a pan heat 3 Teaspoons white oil.
  • Add onion slices. Fry it for 12 minutes.
  • Then add ginger and garlic paste. Mix it for 3 minutes.
  • Add salt, pinch of sugar and biriyani masala. Mix this very well.
  • Then add the hung curd. Cook this for 5 minutes.
  • Then add all fried vegetables, green peas and green chilies. Mix it and add some warm water. Cook this for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Check the seasoning. Vegetables should be 80% done and must have some gravy.
  • Turn of the gas. Keep aside.
  • Now take another vessel. Boil some water.
  • Add the whole spices, 5 Teaspoons salt and soaked rice in the boiling water.
  • The rice should be boiled 80%.
  • Drain the water and keep it aside with lid.
  • Take another pan. First put 2 Teaspoons ghee.
  • Put a layer of vegetables then a layer of rice.
  • Add 2 Teaspoons ghee on top, half Teaspoon kewra water.
  • Again put the layer of vegetables and rice.
  • Now add 1 Teaspoon ghee, kewra water and saffron soaked milk on top.
  • Cover the pan with a tight lid and turn on the gas in medium flame for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes turn of the gas and rest it for another 15 minutes.

Your Vegetable Biriyani is ready ...
  • Enjoy this with raita / any type of gravy.

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