Sunday, August 25, 2013

Vegetable Biryani - Simple Method

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  • 2 cups of basmathi rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 small size cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 onion ( 1 sliced and 2 chopped)
  • 2 chopped tomato
  • 1 cup of frozen vegetables ( carrot,peas,beans)
  • 1 cup of chopped cauliflower
  • 5 slited green chillies
  • 1 tbsp of chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tbsp of garam masala
  • 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of ghee
  • oil


  1. Wash and Soak basmathi in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Wash all the vegetables and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in pan for deep frying, add sliced onion fry untill it turns golden brown colour and set aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in pressure cooker add bay leaves,cloves, cinnamon and star anise. then add chopped onion, saute till it transparent
  5. Add ginger garlic paste,saute for few minutes then add tomato, cook until soft.
  6. Add vegetables, chilli powder, garam masala and salt, close the cooker with plate and cook until the vegetables cooked well.
  7. Add 3 cups of water, cilantro and lemon juice. Check for the salt taste after adding the water.
  8. Increase the flame and wait till the water boils. Add rice, ghee and close the cooker with its lid. 
  9. When the steam starts to arise, put the weight on the lid and wait for 1 whistles and then turn off the flame.
  10. Keep the pressure cooker aside for some minutes until all the steam settles down
  11. Finally garnish it with fried onions and Serve hot with Raita or any gravy.


  1. Biryani's are my all-time fav.. Perfect one pot meal.. Looks super delicious Bhawya :-)

  2. Looks awesome bhawya.. :) One pot meal!

  3. Delicious and mouthwatering biriyani.

  4. oh such a delicious biryani,lip smacking good,loved the caramelized onions on top,they add so much of flavor :-)

  5. wow biryani looks so perfect bhavya...
    Simply Delicious


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