Vegetable Biryani

25 Dec



Rice (basmati) 1 1/2 cups
Cauliflower 1/4 medium size
French Beans 5
Yellow Onion 3
Roma Tomatoes 2
Carrot 1 medium size
Green Chillies 3
Ginger 1 inch piece
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Cilantro 30-35 leaves
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Green Cardamom 4
Cloves 4
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Bay Leaf 1
Yogurt 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Mint Leaves 20-25 leaves
Oil 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Wash rice thoroughly with cold water thrice.
Soak in water for half an hour( if using basmati) and drain and keep aside.

Wash and seperate cauliflower into small florets.
String, wash and chop french beans into 1 inch pieces.
Peel, wash and slice the onions.
Wash and chop tomatoes.
Peel, wash and chop carrot.
Remove stems, wash and slit green chillies into two.
Peel, wash and mince ginger.
Clean in fresh water and roughly chop cilantro.
Clean throughly with water and roughly chop mint leaves.

Cook rice in 3 cups of water till three-fourths done.
Heat oil in a deep pan, add cumin seeds, cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf.
When they begin to change color, add sliced onion, minced ginger and green chillies.

Mix in carrot, cauliflower, beans, tomato, cilantro, yogurt, turmeric powder and salt.
Pour 1 1/2 cups of water and cook for 5 minutes.
Then add rice and mint leaves.
Cook covered for 10-15 minutes and serve hot with any raita.

Notes: You can also add peas, bellpepper or your choice of vegetables..


17 Responses to “Vegetable Biryani”

  1. cc.johnson:mumbai January 11, 2008 at 9:20 pm #


  2. sonia September 13, 2008 at 12:58 am #

    biryani is very -very tasty &gaugious

  3. t.sangeetha November 12, 2008 at 12:24 am #

    how to cook sambar rice

  4. anusharaji November 12, 2008 at 5:18 pm #
    check that out

  5. sonia November 13, 2008 at 1:41 am #

    how to cook dosa.

  6. anusharaji November 18, 2008 at 10:25 am #

    check out the dosa tag

  7. Snigdha Mohapatra December 29, 2008 at 8:48 am #

    I think it will be very tasty.
    I am looking forward to cook it.

  8. t.sangeetha January 1, 2009 at 11:29 pm #

    wish you belated happy new year.
    where to search the non vegetraian recipes too see.
    please e.mail to me
    thanking you .

  9. Dr.drashti January 12, 2009 at 3:49 am #

    i want to know how to cook panjabi recipes…

  10. DINESH February 13, 2009 at 9:26 pm #


  11. rekha September 14, 2009 at 11:50 pm #

    pls say me the tips for kuruma

  12. February 24, 2010 at 5:54 am #

    vegetable biryani z not so mouth-watering.

  13. janvee December 13, 2010 at 3:59 am #

    It’s looning vety tasty dish and i am definetly try to make this dish.

  14. shonali August 21, 2011 at 3:16 am #

    its quite intersting

  15. drpvsraju August 22, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    in this recipe :initially rice is being cooked for 75% doneness and again half a cup of yogurt and one and cups of water are being advised to after vegetable,there is every chance that biryani may become very soft and mushy like nookalannam.we may need to add less water with vegetables

  16. indira April 24, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    yr photos are always very very good, but this one does not fall into that category.

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