May 16, 2011

Vegetable Biryani Made in Pressure Cooker

Vegetable Briyani
Briyani is everyone’s favorite..But this one is for my vegetarian friends...It is a great food for kids since it has all vegetables...The best part in this briyani is the fried bread cubes and nuts...So try to add a lot of it..I am not using briyani masala in this..this is made entirely from scratch..Mum used to make briyani(her version is different),she used to serve it with raita,papad,tomato jam...The key thing in this briyani is fry the onions till golden brown..So please give this a try and let me know what you think..Please leave comments..


Basmati rice-2 cups(soaked for 30 min)
Onion-1 sliced
Tomato-2 chopped
Potato-1 cubed
Carrot-1 cubed
Beans-5 chopped
Capsicum-1 cubed
Peas-1 cup
Cauliflower-1 cup chopped
Green chilli-4 slited
Curd-1 cup
Mint leaves-1/2 cup
Coriander leaves-1/2 cup
Ginger Garlic paste-2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tblspn
Ghee-2 tblspn
Bread-4 slices cubed
Cashews-2 tblspn
Raisans-2 tblspn

Spice powders:
Red chilli powder-1 tblspn
Coriander powder-1 tblspn
Cumin powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp

Whole spices:
Cinnamon(pattai)-1 inch piece
Bay leaves(briyani ilai)-1
Saunf(sombu)-1 tsp
Cumin seeds(jeera)-1 tsp


In a pressure cooker add oil+ghee and heat it up.Add in all whole spices and fry for 1 min.

Add in onion and fry till golden brown.Add in ginger garlic paste and mix well.Add in all spice powder and cook for 1 min.

Add in all vegetables and tomatoes and fry till every vegetable is coated with the lovely spices.

Add in green chilli,coriander and mint leaves and mix well.Pour in curd and give a stir.Add in peas and mix well.

Now put in the soaked basmati rice and fry for 1 min.Add in 2 cups of water(for 1 cup of rice add 1 cup of water).Bring that to boil and Cover the cooker. Cook it for 1 whistle and simmer for 5 mins. switch off the flame and let the steam go all by itself. Open the pressure cooker and fluff the rice.

Now fry the cashew,raisins in ghee and set it aside.Take the cubed bread pieces and fry then in oil till golden and crisp.Set this aside for a moment.

Mix in the bread pieces,cashew,raisins together..Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with raita.

Ur ingrediants

Saute onion till golden with ginger garlic paste

add in spice powder,veggies,green chilli and herbs
add in curd

Add some frozen peas..and mix well

add in rice and pour in water...

All cooked..

Bread and nuts fried for garnishing
Ready to Enjoy



  1. Yummy looking the flavors and looks very tempting.

  2. Always i find yummy recipes in ur blog....ThnX for postimg veg biryani.....:)
    do stop at my blog if u find time :)

  3. I absolutely love your step by step pics, biryani looks and sounds mouth watering.

  4. drool worthy biriyani..dear!

  5. Flavourful biriyani...excellent clicks n explanations..

  6. Wow the biriyani looks absolutely tempting and delicious..feel like picking up some of them rightaway from the screen

  7. wonderful rice and lovely pictorial :)

  8. I like it very much!

  9. Wonderful recipe. tried number of biryani recipes , but this is THE BEST.

  10. thank u so's so easy to prepare .u are my cook master.

  11. even child can cook by browsing ur blog very easy pictorial steps keep up the work ... god bless u......

  12. Hi,
    I did try many of your recipes. Though I am a below average cook, your recipes really worked wonders!!!!
    Everyone says yummmmmmy!

    Tks n continue ur extraordinary work.


  13. I did this as said by u
    But the rice didn't cook fully
    Other things came out well
    What should be done?

  14. @Kalyanii am not sure..did u cook long enough and did you add enough water

  15. Very lovely recipe and pictures are fantastic!


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