Vegetable Biriyani

          Vegetable biriyani is a rich, exotic rice that is made with a lot of vegetables and spices. It is completely different from pulav and fried rice. It contains three main ingredients that is not included in pulav and fried rice-curd, red chilli powder and tomato.  I learnt this version from one of my college friend.  Whenever we feel the class is boring or during the free hours we will discuss about making different types of recipes, method of making it etc.,  Though myself and my mom have experimented it in different ways, we found this version to be the best. Apt recipe to be served during get together and on weekends.



Rice – 1 cup

Water – 3 cups

Curd – 1 cup

Salt – To taste

Red chilli powder- 3 tsp

Ghee – 2 tbsp


Onion – 1

Tomato – 2 Small

Carrot – 3

Cauliflower – 1 small

Potato – 1 big

Green peas – 1 cup


Masala items

Cumin seeds – 2 tbsp

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Cardomom – 1

Bay leaf – 3

Mace – small piece

Marathi mokku – 1

Star anise – 1

Cinnamon – 1

Cloves – 3

To grind

Ginger- A small piece

Garlic – 3 cloves

  • In a pressure cooker add ghee and the ingredients given under masala items. Saute them well until the raw smell goes off.
  • Grind the ginger, garlic with two teaspoon of onion.
  • Now add this paste into the cooker and saute.


  • Chop onions into small bits and the other vegetables in one inch length.
  • Separate the florets of cauliflower and boil it in salt water for five minutes to remove any worm if present.
  • Then add the chopped onions and tomatoes. Saute until they turn golden brown or until the raw smell goes off.


  • Finally add all the other vegetables, curd, salt, red chilli powder and garam masala powder. Saute for two minutes in low flame.


  • Finally add the rice, water and mix well.Close the lid.
  • Pressure cook the biriyani.


  • Serve with onion raitha or rice papad.

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