Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Vegetable biriyani or simply called veg biryani is one of the most popular rice item ordered in any restaurant by vegetarians.One of my personal favorite rice item and I make it mostly for sunday special lunch 🙂 .In this post you will see the step by step recipe of healthy and nutritious veg dum biryani or vegetable biryani.Video recipe can be found on our youtube channel Shetty’s kitchen.

Ingredients to partially cook the rice :
Cinnamon sticks - 2 to 3
Shahi Jeera - 1 tsp
Cloves - 7 to 8
Mace strands - 5 to 6
Salt -to taste
Basmati rice - 400 gms
Ghee - 2 tsp

Ingredients to partially cook the vegetables :
Oil - for deep frying
Potato cubes - 1/2 cup
Cauliflower florets - 1 cup
Beans - 1 cup
carrot - 1/2 cup
green peas - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 5 to 6 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Biryani masala powder - 2 tsp
Green chillies - 2
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
curd - 1/2 cup
mint leaves - 1/4 cup
coriander leaves - 1/4 cup

For layering :
Brown onions - 1 cup
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp
food color - a pinch (optional)
ghee - 2 tsp

Method:
* First cook the rice partially.In a vessel keep water for boiling .
* Once water starts boiling add cinnamon,cloves,shahi jeera,
  cloves,mace strands and salt.
* Next add rice and cook it upto 70 to 80 %.
* Drain the water from rice and keep aside the cooked rice.
* Next step is to cook the vegetables partially.In a kadai deep fry potato 
  and cauliflower.Deep fry only until they are cooked 50 to 60%.
* Keep aside the fried potato cubes and cauliflower florets.
* Next,in a wok heat up 4 tsps of ghee.To this add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 
  and saute for a minute.
* Next,add finely chopped tomato and saute for 1 more minute.Next add
  1/4 tsp of salt,1/2 tsp of turmeric powder,2 tsp of biryani masala powder.
* Mix it well and add 2 green chillies and the vegetables.Add carrot,beans 
  and green peas.Also 2 more tsps of ghee.
* Next add deep fried potato and cauliflower.Mix it well and then add 1/2 tsp
  of red chilli powder and 1/2 cup of curd.Mix everything together and finally 
  add fresh coriander leaves,fresh mint leaves , salt to taste.Cook this for 
  2 to 3 minutes and keep aside the cooked vegetables.
* Next we can start layering the rice and vegetables for making biryani.
* Heat a tawa on high flame for 5 minutes.Meanwhile in a seperate biryani handi
  or a wok start layering the rice and vegetables.
* First spread a layer of cooked rice.
* Upon the layer of rice spread a layer of vegetables.And 3rd layer will be again rice.
* Next spread a layer of brown onions,followed by some fresh mint leaves,
  coriander leaves, cashew nuts,diluted food color and 2 tsp of ghee.
* Tightly secure the wok with a foil sheet before closing it with a lid.
* Place the biryani handi or the wok on the preheated tawa.
* Cook it in low flame for 20 minutes.
* And our vegetable biryani will be ready to serve :)

Step by step recipe with photos:

1.Take a vessel and keep some water for boiling.Take about twice the quantity of rice.VegBiryani.mp4.00_00_11_13.Still002.jpg

2.Add 2 to 3 sticks of cinnamon to boiling water.VegBiryani.mp4.00_00_13_17.Still003.jpg

3.Add 1 tsp of shahi jeera,7 to 8 cloves and 5 to 6 strands of mace(javitri).VegBiryani.mp4.00_00_15_29.Still004VegBiryani.mp4.00_00_19_08.Still005VegBiryani.mp4.00_00_22_00.Still0064.Also add salt as per taste.VegBiryani.mp4.00_00_24_21.Still0075.Next add rice to boiling water.Keep rice soaked in water for 30 minutes before adding it to boiling water.6VegBiryani.mp4.00_00_29_16.Still008.jpg6.Add 2 tsp of ghee and cook the rice until rice is cooked up to 70%.VegBiryani.mp4.00_00_36_23.Still010VegBiryani.mp4.00_00_46_12.Still0128.Drain the water from cooked rice and keep aside the rice.Next in a kadai deep fry 1/2 cup of potato cubes and 1 cup of cauliflower florets.VegBiryani.mp4.00_00_55_22.Still013VegBiryani.mp4.00_01_27_11.Still0149.Keep aside the deep fried vegetables.Take a wok and heat up 4 tsp of ghee.VegBiryani.mp4.00_01_56_18.Still015.jpg10.Add a tsp of ginger garlic paste and 1/4 cup of finely chopped tomato.Fry them well.

VegBiryani.mp4.00_02_04_13.Still016VegBiryani.mp4.00_02_12_26.Still01711.Once the tomatoes are cooked well and turn mushy add salt,turmeric powder and 2 tsp of biryani masala powder.VegBiryani.mp4.00_02_23_03.Still018VegBiryani.mp4.00_02_28_07.Still019VegBiryani.mp4.00_02_34_25.Still02012.Give a good mix and add green chillies and vegetables.VegBiryani.mp4.00_02_42_29.Still021VegBiryani.mp4.00_02_51_12.Still022VegBiryani.mp4.00_02_54_22.Still023VegBiryani.mp4.00_02_56_25.Still02413. Mix everything,add 1 tsp of ghee,deep fried potato and cauliflower.VegBiryani.mp4.00_03_04_20.Still025VegBiryani.mp4.00_03_13_21.Still02614.Mix well and add 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and 1/2 cup of curd.

VegBiryani.mp4.00_03_20_19.Still027VegBiryani.mp4.00_03_31_14.Still02815.Also add few fresh mint leaves,coriander leaves and salt . Mix it well.Cook it on low fame for 2 minutes and switch off the flame.

VegBiryani.mp4.00_03_43_25.Still029VegBiryani.mp4.00_03_46_07.Still030VegBiryani.mp4.00_03_51_02.Still03116.Pre heat a tawa on high flame for 5 minutes.VegBiryani.mp4.00_04_11_25.Still03317.While the tawa is getting pre heated take a wok or a vessel in which you want to make biryani.Start layering the rice and vegetables.First spread a layer of partially cooked rice as shown in the picture below.VegBiryani.mp4.00_04_21_06.Still034.jpg18.Next spread the layer of fried vegetables.You can spread the entire quantity of fried vegetables.VegBiryani.mp4.00_04_41_02.Still035.jpg19.As a third layer spread rice again.VegBiryani.mp4.00_04_52_25.Still036.jpg20.Next spread a layer of brown onions followed by few mint leaves,coriander leaves,diluted food color and few cashew nuts.If you want you once again spread a layer of brown onions.VegBiryani.mp4.00_05_12_21.Still037VegBiryani.mp4.00_05_27_23.Still038VegBiryani.mp4.00_05_41_01.Still04021.Finally add a tsp of ghee and seal the vessel tightly with a foil sheet and then close it with a lid and place the vessel on pre heated tawa and cook it on lowest flame for 20 minutes.VegBiryani.mp4.00_05_48_17.Still042VegBiryani.mp4.00_06_00_27.Still043VegBiryani.mp4.00_06_10_07.Still04422.And our vegetable biryani will be ready to serve 🙂VegBiryani.mp4.00_06_33_23.Still045VegBiryani.mp4.00_06_44_19.Still046

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