Veg Biryani
Veg Biryani

Vegetable biryani is a classic main course dish that is perfect for any occasion. It’s colorful, aromatic, and healthy and can be quickly made in less than 30 minutes.

Recipe for Vegetable Biryani


  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 medium (chopped)
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Green Chilies - 3-4
  • Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup (can use vegetables like potatoes, green beans, carrot, cauliflower, green peas, baby corn etc)
  • Mint leaves - handful
  • Cilantro - handful
  • Garam Masala Powder  - 2 tsp
  • Fennel Powder - 1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1 tsp (add only if you like the biryani extra spicy)
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
  • Bay Leaf - 1
  • Salt - as needed
  • Oil/ Ghee - 2-4 tbsp
  • Coconut milk diluted with water - 3 cups (You can also use only water)


  1. Heat the oil/ghee in a pan and add the bay leaf. Saute the onions till it turns golden brown.
  2. Add the ginger garlic paste and green chilies and fry till the raw smell vanishes.
  3. Next fry the finely chopped mint and cilantro leaves.
  4. Add the garam masala powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder and pepper powder. (Tips: Sometimes when I do not have all the powders readily available, I make a paste of fennel seeds, whole garam masala, peppercorns and green chilies along with the ginger and garlic. After sauteing the onions, fry this paste till oil separates from the masala.)
  5. Add all the vegetables and fry for a minute. Next add the rice and fry for a minute.
  6. Transfer everything to a rice cooker. Add the coconut milk - water mixture, lemon juice and required salt.
  7. Cook till the rice is done. Garnish with some more cilantro and/or roasted cashews.
  8. Vegetable Biryani is ready to server.
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- Manas Jondhale
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