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Vegetable Biryani Recipe | Pressure Cooker Veg Biryani Recipe

Vegetable Biryani Recipe with step by step pictures. This is made with Basmathi Rice , Veggies and Cashew nuts.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
soaking time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 servings


  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp +tbsp Ghee
  • 3 piece Pandan Leaves / Ramba Ilai / Biryani leaf
  • 1 large sliced thinly Onions
  • 2 slit Green Chillies
  • 1 large chopped finely Tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp or to taste Biryani Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium size chopped into small piece Carrots
  • ½ cup chopped into bite size florets Cauliflower
  • 6 chopped Beans
  • ½ cup I used fresh peas Green Peas
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 10 Cashew nuts
  • 3 cups Water
  • To Grind:
  • ½ cup chopped Coriander Leaves
  • ½ cup chopped Mint Leaves
  • 3 cm piece Ginger
  • 4 cloves peeled Garlic


  • Wash and soak rice in lots of water for 30 mins. Take the grinding ingredients in a blender and make it into a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil and 1 tblspn of ghee in a pressure cooker. Add in pandan leaf and fry for 30 sec.
  • Add in sliced onions and saute till it is brown.
  • Add in green chillies and ground masala and saute for 2 mins till raw smell leaves from it.
  • Add in tomatoes and cook for 2 mins or so.
  • Add in biryani spice mix and salt. Mix well.
  • Add in chopped veggies and toss well in the masala. Add in soaked drained rice and mix well.
  • Pour in water and some sugar. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  • Bring this to boil, simmer the stove and pressure cook for 15 mins.
  • Switch off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker.
  • Now heat 1 tblspn of ghee and fry cashews till it golden, pour this ghee and cashews over the rice and mix well.
  • Serve.


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