Apr 22, 2012

Vegetable Dum Biryani (Made in Oven) - SouthIndian Special Thali

Today is the last day in BM thali menu…So I thought to finish this week with a festive thali.  In our place If there is any functions like marriages or anything, they serve two kinds of food list..One is a complete vegetarian fiesta meal which consisits of steamed rice, sambar, dal, rasam, buttermilk, poriyal, avial, mango kossu, chilli pachadi, cucumber kichadi, potato korma, pumpkin pachadi, papad, banana, Poran boli and three kind of payasam.wow..How elaborate is that..But on the other side they make another kind of meal which consists of vegetable briyani, onion raita, potato korma, paratha, curd rice, mango kossu, tomato jam, papad and any kind of payasam. I thought of making a complete southindian lunch thali at first..But due to time constrains I made the second one.

I always make vegetable briyani in pressure cooker, But once I started to make briyani this way I am not going to the old version. Making briyani like this, gives it a very unique smell as well as flavour. The main step for this is cooking of rice, please visits this post to check out the recipe step by step..

This Festive Thali has

Vegetable Dum Briyani

The meal was a total hit and everyone in my family loved it. Ok guys this is my last post for this week..Will see you all in next week in which i am going to do a special theme..Wait for that..So here you go to the recipe..


Basmati Rice – 300 gms
Onion – 1 large sliced
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tblspn
Coriander leaves / Cilantro – a handful
Mint Leaves – a handful
Cashews – 10
Raisans - 10
Curd – 1 cup
Oil – 5 tblspn
Salt to taste
Saffron / Yellow food colouring- a pinch
Milk – 3 tblspn

Tomato- 2 chopped
Carrot – 1 large chopped
Beans – 10 chopped
Potato- 1 large chopped
Green Chilli – 2 slit
Peas – 1 cup

Whole Spices:
Cinnamon / Pattai -1 small stick
Cardamom / Yelakai – 3 crushed
Cloves / Krambu – 3
Bay Leaf – 1

Spice Powders:
Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi – 1 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera podi – 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder – 2 tsp


Soak your basmati rice for 30 mins. Drain and cook it as per this instructions. Set that aside. Mix saffron or yellow food colouring with milk and set aside. Heat some oil and fry onions till they turn golden..Add in cashews and raisans and fry that as well.Set this aside too.

Heat oil in a pan. Add all the whole spices and sauté for a min.

Add in all the vegetables and mix well. Add in salt and the spice powders and mix well.

Add in ginger garlic paste, curd and some water. Bring it to a boil and cook till the vegetables are cooked.

Transfer this to a oven proof dish.

Layer half of the rice on top of vegetables. Sprinkle some coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onions, cashews and raisans. Now pour some saffron milk .

Now layer the remaining rice and do the same thing.

Put it in a preheated oven for 30 mins.

Fluff with a fork and serve with raita.


Take all your ingrediants
First step is to cook your rice..check this for recipe
Saute whole spices in oil
add in all vegetables
and some salt
Throw in your spice powders
and some ginger garlic paste
add in some curd
and pour some water
cook till the veggies are done
Now pour this in a oven proof deep bowl
Layer half of the rice
drizzle the saffron milk
I fried up some onions, cashews and raisans in oil..
Pour half of that in
layer with the other half of the rice
repeat the same way
Now bake it in oven
Fluff with a fork
and Serve


  1. wow...that would be a spread for king..i m sure people throng to weddings with such an elaborate meal menu. your biryani looks yummy

  2. wow...that would be a spread for king..i m sure people throng to weddings with such an elaborate meal menu. your biryani looks yummy

  3. Love the colorful biryani and particularly the first image.

  4. The biriyani is soooo good aarthi

  5. Beautiful and prefectly done..Super delicious briyani,inviting.

  6. looks so flavorful and that is the biggest bay leaf I have ever seen..must be Indian variety

  7. This sounds so yummy. I need to try this out sometime!

  8. At what temperature the baking has to be done?

  9. wonderful spread & biryani is always the house fav :)

    Ongoing Event : WTML

  10. Very lovely spread...thanks for the wonderful thalis..enjoyed all of them!

  11. grogeous thali love the mw version

  12. The dishes on the leaf look so tempting and no wonder your folks enjoyed it.Dum briyani looks yum,,,

  13. delicious biriyani dear..ongoing event : Fruit of the month - Grapes event

  14. The biryani looks awesome! and nice step by step pics as usual :)

  15. Look Awesome.....perfectly made....too yumm!!!!

  16. what if we dont haave oven.can u tell me how to do on stove

  17. @xxxx

    You can put everything in a heavy bottom pan,cover it and place it over a tawa on low heat and leave it for 30 mins.

  18. Hi Aarthi,
    Tried out your recipe today and came out excellently. It was a big hit. Thank you for the great recipe.

  19. Aldo this is the first recipe of yours that I've tried and I'm hooked up to ur blog :-)

  20. Delicious !!! Innovative Recipe :O

    Try this too... Simple Recipe for

    chicken biriyani

    Fantasy Kitchens

  21. Hi Aarti... plz let me know if it has to be baked in convection mode or microwave mode n the temperature plz... waiting for ur reply

  22. @nethrathe oven should be in 130 degree C

  23. This sounds really delicious and something new to try. Thanks for sharing.


  24. Hi can we skip that saffron powder step.

  25. Happy new year! Can I use store bought biryani masala instead of garam masala?


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