Vegetable Biryani Recipe
Indian Basmati Rice Recipe

This Vegetable Biryani recipe is a rice recipe that is cooked on special occasions such as festivals, parties, celebrations. Biryani is also spelt and pronounced as biriyani.

It is a special rice and vegetables dish. Dry fruits, spices, herbs and yogurt are used along with rice and vegetables.

The vegetables include capsicum, cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, green peas. It can be a one dish meal too.

Vegetable biryani is different from vegetable pulao. When you make pulao, rice is cooked with vegetable and spices.

When you make Biryani, you cook the rice and vegetables separately and then both are cooked in a oven in dry heat. The taste pulav and biryani different because of this.

How to make Vegetable Biryani

Main ingredients for

Basmati rice

images for main ingredients

Ingredients for vegetable biryani to Serve 2

  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • saffron - 2 pinches
  • onions - 1 cup sliced thin
  • cashew nuts - 6
  • raisins - 1 tbsp
  • tomatoes - 1 cup finely chopped
  • yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • mixed vegetables - 2 cups boiled till just done.
  • coriander - 1 tbsp chopped
  • ghee(vegetable oil) - 2 tbsp
  • butter - 2 tbsp
  • salt to taste

Grind to a paste the following ingredients:

  • garlic - 2 cloves
  • mint leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
  • ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • green chili - 1
  • cardamoms- 2
  • poppy seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
  • Cloves - 2
  • coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • chili powder - 1/4 tsp
  • onion - 1

Step by step instructions for making Vegetable Biryani:

  1. Cook the rice till just done. Each grain of the cooked rice should be separate. Drain and cool.
  2. Soak saffron in little hot milk.
  3. Heat the ghee/oil and fry the cashew nuts, remove onto a plate.
  4. Add the onions in the same ghee, fry until brown and crisp. Drain and remove.
  5. Add raisins and fry for a few seconds. Remove and keep aside for garnish.
  6. In the same ghee, add the ground paste and fry for 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Add the tomatoes and fry again.
  8. Add the yoghurt and fry till the mixture thickens a bit.
  9. Add the boiled vegetables, coriander and cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Grease a baking dish.
  11. Spread half the rice at the bottom. Spread half the vegetables on it.
  12. Sprinkle half the saffron, half the onions, half the fried nuts.
  13. Repeat with the remaining vegetables, rice, saffron and nuts.
  14. Dot with butter. Cover and bake in a hot oven for about 15 minutes.
  15. Otherwise you can also layer the vegetables and rice in a pan with a tight lid and keep on a very slow flame for 10 minutes.

Serve hot with cucumber raita, tomato raita and papadam.

I am sure you and your family will enjoy this vegetable biryani recipe.

 Serve Vegetable Biryani with:

Cucumber Raita

Tomato Raita

Boondi Raita

Go to Rice RecipesPage from Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Go to Vegetarian Recipes Homepage from Vegetable Biryani Recipe

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Submit Your Recipes OR Read Visitor's recipes

  • Punjabi aloo paratha
  • Creamy chocolate milkshake
  • Rava chilla sandwich
  • Macaroni sandwich
  • Kara kuzambu - Spicy sambar - South Indian Recipe
  • Green peas vada
  • potato stew - istu
  • veg pulao
  • avial aviyal stew
  • Make chapati soft
  • Batata poha
  • vanilla custard tarts with mangoes
  • Instant Khaman dhokla
  • Cabbage akki rotti
  • Cooking with masala/spices
  • Balushahi
  • Spicy Macaroni Recipe
  • Easy raw food recipes
  • Baigan Bharva /Stuffed Brinjal
  • Curry leaves Chutney
  • Rice Flour Modak-Sweet Dumplings
  • Paneer capsicum onion stuffed paratha
  • Raw Mango - Green Chili Pickle
  • Stuffed Cucumber Snack
  • Dry coriander leaves chutney
  • Steamed Rice Flour Patties Recipe
  • Easy vegetarian recipes
  • Lehsuni karela masaledar-garlic bittergourd curry
  • Tirangi creamy dal Mixed lentil curry
  • Papad rice
  • English name for laxmanphal
  • Is nachni same as quinoa
  • Rice flour upma
  • Baked beans on toast
  • Green spicy appam
  • Simple tomato soup
  • Veg sweet corn soup
  • Chinese fried rice
  • Corn vada
  • Paneer dosa
  • Aadai - Lentil pancakes
  • Mor kali - rice flour upma
  • Tofu bhurji
  • vegetable paneer dosa
  • chana rajma salad
  • Fresh pudina dal chutney
  • cucumber raita
  • vegetable french fries
  • Fried dal pudina chutney
  • Beans toor dal subji
  • Trifle pudding
  • Kelichi shikran - Banana salad
  • Vegetable spring rolls
  • Sweet idly with molasses
  • khuskhus Kheer - ghasghase payasa
  • Vegetable omlette
  • Mixed vegetable upma
  • Chana Masala - Chole without oil
  • Rava Khaman Dhokla
  • Mixed vegetable Upma
  • Bread Moong Pizza
  • Kaddu Chana Side dish
  • Upma Kozhukatti
  • Cashew asparagus soup
  • mini samosa - snack
  • mixed veg whole grain flour paratha
  • spicy tomato chutney
  • South Indian Sambar recipe question
  • Oats Upma Recipe
  • Veg dalia upma recipe
  • Mamra vaghani snack
  • Bird's nest snack
  • Yummy layered cutlets
  • Easy Brown and white rice recipes
  • Khasta kachori chaat recipe
  • Mixed lentil sprouts salad
  • Sabudana Vada Recipe
  • Tomato vegetable soup
  • Corn toast pizza
  • Mixed vegetable raita - salad
  • Vegetable wheat dosa
  • Oats Khichadi recipe
  • Zunka Recipe
  • How to cook plain rice
  • Carrot potato soup
  • Aloo Paratha in oven
  • Mixed Grain Roti
  • Spinach Soup
  • Carrot Soup
  • Banana stem soup
  • Papaya Honey Smoothie
  • Jhal Muri - Bengali snack
  • Veg Sesame Seed Toast
  • Mosaru Kodubale Snack
  • Shirley Temple Drink
  • Besan Spicy Curry
  • Amla - Gooseberry Jam
  • Macaroni Tomato Sauce
  • Soya Vegetable Cutlet
  • Dry Gobi Curry - Cauliflower Recipe
  • Dalia - Cracked Wheat Upma
  • Vegetable Basmati Rice
  • Mung Beans and Basmati Rice
  • Asparagus Risotto Recipe
  • I missed Masala Chai
  • Drumstick Soup
  • Bottle gourd Soup
  • I missed Masala Chai
  • Veg Franky Recipe
  • Besan rava potato dosa pancake
  • Paneer Stuffed Papad
  • Sev Khamani - split chickpea steamed snack
  • Aloo Bread Toast - Potato Bread Toast
  • Moong dal dosa
  • Curry Leaves Dosa
  • Onion chudva - Aval Recipe
  • Banana Pancake Recipe - Banana Dosa
  • Join Our Facebook Fanpage

    Promote Your Page Too

    Grains - Flours

    Poha - aval recipes

    Chickpea - Chana

    Rava - Semolina

    Whole wheat flour

    Rice Recipes

    Rice flour Recipes

    Lentil Recipes

    Millet Recipes


    Winter vegetables

    Green Beans

    Beetroot - Beets

    Cabbage - Gobi

    Carrot - Gajar

    Cauliflower - Gobi

    Fenugreek - Methi

    Eggplant - Brinjal

    Kohlrabi - Navalkol

    Onion - Pyaj

    Potato - Aloo

    Spinach - Palak



    Milk Recipes

    Curd-Yogurt Recipes

    Paneer - Panir



    Banana Recipes

    Coconut Recipes

    Peanut Recipes

    Coffee Recipes

    Recent Articles

    1. Deepavali diwali recipes, diwali sweets, Indian diwali festival of lights

      Oct 22, 16 12:04 AM

      Find here deepavali diwali recipes. These recipes include diwali sweets, drinks, savories, the diwali dishes made to celebrate the Indian festival of lights, deepawali.

      Read More

    2. Homemade shrikhand recipe, how to make shrikhand, indian sweets, dessert recipe

      Oct 21, 16 09:29 AM

      This shrikhand recipe is one of popular indian sweets recipe. it is a part of festival foods, an easy dessert recipe. Anyone can make shrikhand at home. ">

      Read More

    3. Doodhi halwa lauki halwa bottle gourd pudding recipe

      Oct 20, 16 06:50 AM

      Doodhi halwa lauki halwa bottle gourd pudding recipe, festival foods, dessert made with vegetable

      Read More