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  • Vegetarian Biryani Recipe

    Vegetarian Biryani is a delicious dish with a good aroma, which is made from rice and mix vegetables, herbs and spices. Traditionally biryani is made by the process of dum cooking with basmati rice, meat (Chicken or mutton) and spices. Vegetarian biryani is much simpler and easier than non-vegetarian biryani as vegetables are used to make biryani which does not require marination. This is a good aromatic vegetarian biryani or vegetable biryani recipe which includes healthy and delicious vegetables. Everyone loves vegetable biryani, so you can also pack delicious vegetable biryani in the lunchbox. The delicious biryani takes very little time to prepare. Follow our Vegetarian Biryani recipe and make delicious Veg Biryani at your home.

    Veg Biryani is a delicious and aromatic dish that is popular in India as well as across the world. It is a one pot meal made from rice, vegetables and aromatic spices. The dish is usually served with curd raita.

    The recipe of vegetarian biryani starts with cooking rice separately till it is about 80% done. Meanwhile, vegetables are fried with some aromatic spices including cumin, coriander, turmeric and garam masala. The vegetables are then layered on top of the rice, and the whole pot is covered and cooked on low flame until the rice is completely cooked with vegetables.

    Some popular vegetables used in biryani include potatoes, peas, carrots and capsicum. However, you can use any vegetables of your choice.

    Vegetarian Biryani is a nutritious and delicious dish that is perfect for a family dinner or any special occasion. This is a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet while still enjoying a delicious and satisfying meal.

    • Preparation Time :
    • 20 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 35 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Vegetarian

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Vegetarian Biryani Ingredients


For Vegetable Marination

Carrot, Cut Into Large Pieces2Cauliflower Florets1 Small
French Beans, Cut Into Large Pieces15 - 16Green Peas1/2 Cup
Curd1 CupGinger Paste1 Tablespoon
Garlic Paste1 TablespoonGhee1 Tablespoon
Turmeric Powder1/2 TeaspoonRed Chilli Powder1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander Powder1/2 TeaspoonCumin Seeds1/4 Teaspoon
SaffronA PinchMace (Javitri) PowderA Pinch
Green Cardamom PowderA PinchMint Leaves3 - 4 
Salt1/2 Teaspoon or As Per TasteFried Onion (Birista)1/4 Cup

For Rice

Basmati Rice2 CupBlack Cardamom1
Mace (Javitri)1Cloves2
Black Peppercorn3 - 4 Salt2 Teaspoon
Bay Leaf3WaterAs Needed

For Biryani

Ghee1 1/4 CupOnion, Sliced3 Medium
Mace (Javatri)1Cloves2
Cumin Seed1/2 TeaspoonWater1/4 Cup

For Making Jhol

SaffronA PinchGreen Chillies, Slit2
Ghee, Melted1 TablespoonMilk1 Cup
Oil, Onion Flavored1 TablespoonKewra Water1 Tablespoon
Rose Water1/2 TablespoonMint LeavesFew
Fried Onion (Birista)Few  

Direction To Make

Let's Start the recipe of Vegetarian Biryani.


  • Wash and clean the vegetables and cut them into large pieces.
  • Transfer all the vegetables to a large mixing bowl. add curd, ginger paste, garlic paste, ghee, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin seeds, coriander powder, saffron, salt, mint leaves, javitri powder, few birista and green cardamom powder and mix well.


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee with 1/4 cup of oil in a pan over medium heat. When it gets hot, add chopped onion and fry it. Fry them till they turn golden brown and crispy, stirring occasionally.
  • When the onions are well fried, strain them using a sieve and keep the onions aside. The birista is ready. Keep aside the onion flavored oil for further use.


  • Wash and clean the rice twice and soak them in water for at least 30 minutes.
  • To cook rice take water in a large pan. Add bay leaf, black cardamom, mace, cloves, black pepper and allow the water to boil.
  • When the water starts boiling, add rice and allow it to boil for 2 to 3 minutes on high flame. Reduce heat and cook them on low heat until cooked to 70%.
  • Strain the rice using strainer and keep them aside.


  • Heat 1 tablespoon onion flavored oil in a pan with thick bottom. When it gets hot, add mace, cloves and cumin and fry it for a few seconds. When the seed cracks add marinated vegetables and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon of water, stirring occasionally and cook them about 70%.
  • When the vegetables are almost 70% cooked, take out half the vegetables in a bowl. Put a layer of rice on top of the vegetables in the cooking pan.
  • To make jhol, add saffron, 2 green chillies, ghee, milk, salt, onion flavored oil, kewda water, rose water and mix well in another pan.
  • Pour half of the batter on the rice in the cooking pan. Add mint leaves, birista and a layer of vegetables again. Then add a layer of rice, jhol, birista and mint on top of it.
  • Take some dough to seal the pan. Apply a thick layer of dough on the edge of the pan and place a lid on the dough and press it slightly. Seal the pan and cook the biryani over low heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Turn off the gas. Delicious vegetable biryani is ready. Serve hot with Raita.


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