Easy veg biryani recipe is a bold and delicious Indian rice dish that consists of bell peppers, peas, carrots, and potatoes in spicy rice dishes with turmeric, garam masala, and other hot spices.
Course: Main Course
Diet: Hindu, Vegetarian
Keyword: biryani, veg biryani, vegetable biryani
Cast Iron Dutch Oven: I used to fry in my cast iron skillet, but this dutch oven is perfect for cooking the vegetables and rice, maintaining heat without any hot spots that may burn the food.
matka/Clay pot: Cooking in clay pots give you all the calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sulfur and several other compounds that our body benefits from Clay being alkaline in nature helps in neutralizing the Ph balance of the food by interacting with the acid present in the food.
Basmati Rice: The perfect rice for the biryani, do not substitute long-grain rice.
Vegetables for Veg Biryani
3 leavesBay leaf
5gramsDeghi chilli powder
20gramsFrench beans, chopped
3gramsGreen chilies, solution
Salt to taste
For Veg Biryani Rice
150gramsBasmati rice, soaked for one hour
salt to taste
For garnish of Veg Biryani
51gramsGreen cardamom powder
2 julied Ginger,
pan fry the veggies and nuts
Heat the ghee in a large pan, and add bay leaves and cinnamon. Add chopped onion, stir until golden brown, and add ginger and garlic paste. Cook until golden brown
Add the degi chili, turmeric, coriander, and cumin powder and cook until the ghee starts separating from the spices.
Now add carrots, beans, cauliflower, and salt and cook for two minutes. Add the whipped yogurt and cook until the vegetables are fully cooked and the gravy is semi-dry.
Add green chilies, ginger, kewda water, and mint leaves and cook for one and two minutes. Remove the cooked vegetables from the heat and keep aside.
Cook the rice
In a separate pot, boil water with salt, mace pods, cloves, and green cardamom. Add soaked rice.
And cook on low heat till the rice is cooked three quarters. Now separate the water from the rice.
Layer the biryani
Heat a deep pot or Matka, and add a little bit of vegetables and two tablespoons of water to it to prevent the ricer from flattening from the bottom of the pot.
Spread a layer of cooked rice at the bottom of the pot, and now add a layer of vegetables and repeat this process until the pan is full.
Make the saffron-milk and cook
add melted butter and ghee on the veg biryani. Mix the mace and cardamom powder together, and sprinkle over it.
Pour rice over with mint leaves, add green chilies, ginger Julians, fried brown onions, and kewda water. Cover with silver foil and cook on low flame for 15 minutes.
Once done, release the steam and tap the silver foil. Turn off the heat and leave the biryani for 10 minutes.
Open the foil, add cream, saffron, and lemon juice, and mix the rice carefully before serving hot. Serve this Veg Biryani with your favorite Raita.
I haven't added a lot of vegetables here since I wanted the rice to shine through. You can add more veggies if you like more veggies in your biryani.
To make the biryani vegan, use vegan yogurt or coconut milk in place of plain yogurt. Skip the ghee and use non-dairy milk to make the saffron milk.
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