Monday, May 23, 2011

Vegetable Biriyani


  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Mixed Veggies - 1 to 1.5 cups (carrot ,beans, cauliflower, peas ,potato etc)
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 1
  • Garlic - 3 big pods
  • Ginger - 3tbsp chopped
  • G.chillies - 3 (  serrano peppers)
  • Cinnamon -2 sticks
  • Cardamon - 2
  • Cloves -4
  • Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Mint -3 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves -5 tbsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
  • Oil and Ghee
  • Water - 3 cups


  1. Soak rice in water for 15 mins and drain .keep it aside...
  2. Grind Ginger,garlic,g.chillies and all the whole spices together to a fine paste.
  3. In a pressure cooker add oil and ghee .and saute onions till it becomes translucent.
  4. Now add the ground spice paste and saute till raw smell goes.(ie) 5 to 8 mins..
  5. Add chopped coriander leaves ,mint leaves and tomato ,turmeric powder and saute for few mins and pressure cook it till 1 this stage the onion and tomato masala will be mushy .
  6. Add veggie and soaked  rice and  mix gently ...add water and salt,let it boil ...once water boils cover the pressure cooker and let it cook in high flame for 2 whistles and simmer it for 8 to 10 mins ,switch off stove.and wait till the pressure is completely released...
  7. Once u open the pressure cooker .transfer the rice into the serving bowl immediately,if u leave it in the cooker the rice will be over cooked..
  8. Serve hot with raita and kuruma or any gravy of ur choice...


Kurinji said...

yummy and mouthwatering biriyani.

aipi said...

This is a dish that never gets old ~ timeless classic! Perfectly recreated :)
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Nandini said...

Wow! Perfect biryani! Great for lunch and dinner! Yum!

Vardhini said...

Can have this anytime .. yummy.


Raji said...

Nicely made it anytime.

Babli said...

Veg biryani looks delicious, yummy and tempting. Feel like having it now.

Biny Anoop said...

wow chitra...i love the recipe..and the pics say it all.....gr8

Priya said...

Yum yum, delicious and inviting briyani..

Shanthi said...

Lovely biriyani and well explained. Do visit my space when time permits

Prathima Rao said...

Delicious biryani!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

JishasKitchen said...

veg biriyani looks so tempting and Delicious....the clicks made me hungry...:)

Suja said...

Delicious biryani..makes me hungry..looks awesome.

Nisa Homey said...

Hi Chitra, thanks for following me and for visiting my space....biriyani is one of my familys favorite meal...mostly sunday special...I too make it on pressure cooker....yummy looking biriyani.

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply delicious..Looks so yumm!!

julie said...

wow..yummy vegetable biriyani!!!

Prathima Shivraj said...

My fav biryani, looks yummy & inviting.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

wow biryani looks inviting. Cooking biryani in pressure cooker saves a lot of time.
First time here so will go through your recipe index here for a while

Hamaree Rasoi

Chitra said...

hi guys thank u all very much for all ur comments

sangee vijay said...

wow...very tempting n yummy biryani...super chitra :)


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