Jan 23, 2014

Simple & Easy Vegetable Biryani Recipe / Vegetable Biryani Recipe / Veg Biryani Recipe

This is a kind of one pot meal..I make this biryani often, since it is so easy to make, but it taste so flavourful. I have quite a few biryani collection in this blog now..Biryani has become one of my main dish which i cook more often now. 

Check out all the biryani recipe in this blog. 

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped
Carrot - 1 medium size cubed
Potato - 1 medium size peeled and cubed
Beans - 10 chopped
Peas - 1/2 cup ( I used frozen)
Oil - 3 tblspn
Bay Leaf - 1 
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small stick
Cloves / Krambu - 4
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Milk or Cream - 1 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Water - 3 cup

For Masala:
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - 1/2 cup
Mint Leaves / Pudhina - 1/2 cup
Green Chilli - 3
Garlic - 6 cloves
Ginger - 2 inch piece  


Take the grinding ingredients in a blender and make into a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a huge pan. Add in cinnamon, bay leaf and cloves.

Add in sliced onions and cook till it turns light golden.

Now add in the ground masala and mix well.

Add in the tomatoes and saute till oil separates.

Add in chilli powder, salt, turmeric and garam masala powder.Mix that till oil separates.

Add in curd, vegetables and mix well. Cook for 5 mins or so.

Add in soaked drained rice and toss well in the masala.

Add in water and milk. Mix well and bring it to a boil.

Cover with a lid, simmer for 20 to 25 mins till the rice is done. Now turn off the heat and let it sit for 10 mins. Now open the pan and fluff it up.

Serve with raita.


Take all your ingredients

Heat oil in a pan, add in bay leaf, cinnamon,cloves

Add in sliced onions

When the onion turns golden, add the ground masala

Saute till oil separates

Add in chopped tomatoes

Add salt and spice powders
Add in curd

Now goes the vegetables

Add the soaked rice

Saute them well

Add water and bring it to boil

Cover and simmer

Cook till rice is done



  1. mouth watering biriyani aarthi. keep going.it seems i had seen only one post about baby foods???? we are expecting more...

  2. Wen ever u cook briyani do avoid adding turmeric powder and corriander powder. Try it. We muslims wnt add they both - Nasreen

  3. Looks great! Going to make it this weekend.. Thank you, Aarthi for your lovely recipes.. And the pictorial step by step procedure makes things much easier!

  4. Delicious and lovely looking veg biriyani. Very tempting indeed.

  5. Tasty biryani I make it same like this only love the rice texture I am hungry looking at it

  6. Aarthi, can this be done in cooker? If yes, how many whistles?

  7. @SangeethaYes u can do it cooker..Cook it for 1 whistle. Then turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself

  8. Thanks aarthi for your timely response..

  9. Hi... I love all your recipes ... It turns so good every time I prepare... Could you also post how to make mushroom biriyani.... Thanks.... Cheers :)

  10. Can I do without the bay leaf?

  11. Hi Aarthi....I regularly follow all Ur recipes it is so clear with steps and pictures. I tried this biryani and came out well everyone liked it.Thanks for all Ur yummy recipes....

  12. Looks delicious..

  13. Why should we add curd & milk? Will it change the taste?

  14. @Sowmya Venugopalno it wont change the taste, you can add

  15. can this biriyani be done without adding curd ??

  16. Yum i love this recipe. Tastes great. Thanks for sharing.


  17. Thanks for the recipe. I dont know to use pressure cooker. But i can able to cook in a pan easily. I want to know rice to water ratio. For example 200g of rice how much ml of water. How much grams of rice i should take for 6 people

  18. @AnonymousIf you are cooking in a pan, add 2 cup water for 1 cup rice.

  19. I just tried your receipe....it has came out yum..... thanks so much ....I'm your fan now.....will try your other receipes soon....


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