Vegetable Biriyani


This recipe i learnt from my MotherInLaw. Anything she makes has a lovely taste . This is how she makes it..


Basmathi Rice- 1 1/2 cup
FrenchBeans - 1/2 cup(cut length wise)
Carrot - 2 medium sized(cut length wise)
Potato - 1 (cut length wise)
Green Peas - 1/4 cup
Onion - 2 medium sized(cut length wise)
Curd - 1 Tbsp
Redchillipowder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Saunf- 1/4tsp
Black Cardamom - 2
Bay leaf -2
Lemon Juice - 1 1/2 tsp
Oil- 3Tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp

For Grinding:-

Coconut -2 Tbsp
Green chillies - 8-10
Saunf- 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon -1"
GreenElachi - 1
Ginger -
Garlic - 15 pods


1) Wash and soak the Basmati Rice for 15mts.Then fry the rice with little ghee and keep it aside.

2) Grind to a smooth paste of all the ingrediants for grinding.

3) Heat Oil and Ghee in a pressure cooker, add the saunf, black elachi, bay leaf, clove and allow it to crakcle

4) Then add the onions and fry till the they turn pink.Then add the cut and washed vegetables and saute for 2 minutes

5) Add the Grinded masala and fry till the raw smell goes.

6) Then add the curd along with Redchilliepowder,turmeric powder and salt and saute for sometime.

7) Add the rice and mix well. Then add 2 3/4 cup of water, lemon juice and pressure cook the biriyani for 2 whistles(dont keep it for more than 2 whistles as the rice will become mushy)

Serve hot with Onion Raita

This is my entry for Paz's From My Rasoi #6 - For the Love of Rice

Comments (35)

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Looks delicious, I am sure it tastes good too. I am going to try and make it this week end.Thanks for sharing.

My mom makes an exact version Sudha, I can smell it from the picture. :-)It sure looks yummy.


Nice recipe Sudha. Never used coconut in my biryani.

This dish looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing it with us and participating in the From My Rasoi event!


I tried ur vegetable biriyani today. Very Tasty !! Have posted the picture under treasures recipes.
Thank u for the recipe.

looks tasty, the only difference with the one I make is I add mint leaves

Hi Sudha,
Thank you for sharing your mother's special recipe. I add spoonfuls of thick coconut milk instead of ground coconut. I am going to do it next time.

I am hungry now and looking at your photo...Yum!

Hi Sudha,

I tried your Biriyani this evening and turned out Yummy:) The good thing is my husband really enjoyed it and that made me happy-- sometimes husbands are like babies:)

Hi Sudha,
Thanks for sharing wonderful recipe with us. I tried as Jain food (as Jains do not eat undergrond roots like onions,potatoes, garlic etc.) I used bell peppers-red,yellow, green and thinly chopped cabbage instead of onions. It turned out delicious.

Today we are trying it out for our lunch

Thanks Sudha for the recipe. The biryani came delicious.
I added cashews, almond flakes and pudina apart from the ingredients you have mentioned.
Thanks again.

Hi Ms. Sudha chechi, the biriyani look'z wonderful. I am going to try this today. Wish me best of luck. What is attracted me to the receipe is that the ingredients are just minimal and not messed up it with any thing and every thing. Thank you so much. After cooking, i shall update you and think of you while eating with my wife. tks.

Hi sudhaji, the briyani came out to be very great and delicious. I have played a few tricks for garnishing viz. brown fried onions, cashews, dryed grapes and fried bread pcs. Vow !!, Simply incredible. Hat'z off to your receipe. My brother prasad was assisting me in this process.

Thanx for the tasteful recipe.My husband loves it....I just used to add mint leaves to coconut paste...

It came well. Thanks for the recipe.

i googled veg biriyani and this is what came up! so many positive comments so this ought to be a great recipie... i am at the moment making a veg biriyani from a packet. will try yours next time!

Hi Sudha - Really a good one....

Two suggestions from my side:

1. Wud be great if we can know how much people it wud serve.

2. Some reference to find local names of the ingredients (Googling is a good idea offcourse :))


Hi Sudha,

really a good one; one of the receipe i liked most.

thanks again,

Hi Sudha,

Itz my first time to learn a recipe from the net. Thanks for posting your recipe. I tried it out this morning and it turned out very well. I wish you wud be posting more and more for our reference.

" All the best " for your future endeavours.

I tried it last week. it can very yummy.. thanks for sharing

Very nice recipe. Few suggestions :
- After frying every thing, if we cook it in a electric rice cooker or in a open vessel instead of pressure cooker with 1:2 water for basmati rice, every rice comes seperated instead of being sticky.
- I added some nutrella (soya chunks) to it and my family loved it.

Hi Sudha,

Thank you for your wonderful tasty veg briyani receipe.
I have tried to make vegetable briyani many ways,but it came like veg rice.

But your receipe came awesome, my husband was praising me, he asked me to cook again.my friend circle also asked me this receipe.

I want chicken briyani receipe also, please post soon.

Thank you


Hi Sudha,
I keep visiting you blog quite often. You really post good and new recipes..Keep up the good work..You are simply too good :)

It sounds yummy. I am sure of trying it...Thanks again

hey sudha i tried veg.biriyani,came out excellent & tasty...thanks for sharing your recipe

Hi Sudha ,I tried the recipe....It is very yummy...Thanks for sharing

This is yummy. Look at my vegetable biriyani preparation : http://supersamayal.blogspot.com/2009/02/vegetable-biriyani.html


this is mohan.. working in IBM . Your blog is really nice and today I have prepared the biriyani by following your steps and served to my Girl Friend..

She is really liked it..........


Hi.. This is a very nice recipe... I too have tried this.. :)

- Vaskrith

This is the first recipe I tried from your blog and it came out wonderful.
I should confess that I was really afraid to try biryani as I am not a fan of masala items in it. But your recipe made me a lot braver than before:-)
Thanks very much.

yesterday i tried ur biriyani recipe it was awesome my hubby liked very much and has asked me to cook this once again next week end

wow!!! mouth-watering recipes...yum yum

"Wow, great blog article.Really thank you! Veg Biryani