Veg Biryani

6 Servings
55 min

This is the best one pot meal one can have during any occasion! Veg Biryani is cooked with veggies, aromatic Indian spices & some assorted dry fruits......loaded with tons of flavour and texture. Overall this delicious biryani is magnificent on its own way & can be enjoyed with a bowl of onion raita or simple curd!!!

Indian people love to eat rice and there are different varieties one pot rice recipes. Different State have there own creations, let it be curd rice, khichdi, Biryani, pulao & lot more. Among all rice dish, Biryani is quite a popular dish and it can be served for both lunch and dinner.

Being a vegetarian, this biryani is my personal favourite which is delicious as well as flavourful at the same time. It's one pot meal which is easy to make and are quite popular among working people's.

Let's check out the Ingredients & recipe to make this delicious Veg Biryani.

If you like this biryani recipe then please comment below, I would love to read your thoughts!!!

Recipe details

  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 55 min
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Ingredients

For Rice

  • 2 cups Basumati Rice soaked for 20 mins
  • 9 cups water
  • A pinch of shahi jeera
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 black Cardamom
  • 5  cloves
  • 2 to 3 black pepper
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp Salt

For Vegetables Marination

  • 2 cups chopped vegetables (carrot, peas, potato, beans & mushrooms)
  • 10 to 12 paneer cubes
  • 1/4 cup of fried onions
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 cup hung curd
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp biryani masala powder
  • Salt as required
  • 2 tsp coriander & mint leaves paste

For Biryani Gravy

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 ghee
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp shah jeera
  • 4 Green Cardamom

Layering Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup fried onions
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 6 to 7 nos Almond.
  • 8 to10 nos.Cashews.
  • 7 to 8 nos raisins
  • 1/4 cup saffron water
  • 1/2 tsp of biryani masala
  • 3 drops of kewra essence
  • Dough to seal

Instructions

Recipe for Marinations

1. Boil water in a pan & add all the vegetables except mushroom & cook for 3 mins.
2. Drain the water & cool down veggies completely.
3. In a large bowl, add hung curd, fried onions, ginger-garlic paste, kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, biryani masala, coriander mint leaves paste, ghee & salt.
5. Mix it all together & marinate it for 30 mins.

Recipe for Rice

1. In a deep bottom pan, boil water & add bay leaf, Shah jeera, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise, black pepper, black Cardamom, oil and salt.
2. now add soaked basmati rice to the boiling water & stir well.
3. Boil it for 5 minutes & don't cook the rice completely, as it will get cooked in dum.
4. Drain off water and spread it on a plate to cool down.

Recipe for Biryani Gravy

1. Heat oil & ghee in the pan, then add Shah jeera, bay leaf, cinnamon stick & Green Cardamom.
2. Once it's aromatic, add marinated veggies and cook for a while.
3. Make sure the veggies should be half cooked. Biriyani gravy is ready.

Recipe for Layering

1. In a thick bottomed deep vessel, spread a layer of biryani gravy.
2. Then layer it with cooked rice & spread few chopped mint leaves coriander leaves, dry fruits as listed, fried onions, Biriyani masala, saffron water & kewra essence
3. Again spread biryani gravy & repeat layering with cooked rice, few chopped mint, coriander, dry fruits as listed, fried onions, Biriyani masala and saffron water, a tbsp of ghee & kewra essence.
4. Close the vessel with a lid and seal it with dough.
5. Simmer it for 15 minutes.
6. After 15 minutes, switch off the flame & rest it for 5 mins.
7. Serve dum Shahi Veg biryani with raita!!!

Tips

  • Make sure the veggies are not overcooked.
  • Don't skip the layering, that's the secret of a perfect dum biryani.
  • Instead of dough you can seal it with aluminium foil and cover it with a heavy lid.

Manisha Mishra
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