Introduction: Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani is one of the exotic rice dishes of India. Prepared with Rice, vegetables and spices, Vegetable Briyani is servrd as a main meal or as an additional dish.

Here is the step-by-step instuctions on how to prepare Vegetable Biryani.

Step 1: Ingredients Used - 1

These are the ingredients we used in the recipe:
  • Three cups of Raw Ponni Rice (a hybrid variety developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University)
  • 100 grams of been seeds
  • 100 grams Carrot
  • 100 grams Green beans
  • 100 grams Tomatoes
  • 2 Onions medium sized
  • 15 pieces of Garlic cloves
  • 7 medium sized Green chillies
  • one lemon
  • Handful of Coriander and mint leaves
(Ingredients list follows in next step also)

Step 2: Ingredients Used - 2

Ingredients used:

  • Star Anise
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Bay leaves
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg mace
Took small quantities of all the above spices

Other ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons of Garam masala
  • One and a half Tablespoons of Roasted Cumin powder
  • One Tablespoon of Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Cashew nuts (add as you like for added taste)

  • Three Tablespoons of Sesame Oil
  • One and a half Tablespoon of pure ghee

Step 3: Method


  • Clean Rice in water and soak for about 30 minutes
  • Soak Bean seeds in water for about two hours
  • Chop Carrot, Green Beans, Tomatoes, garlic gloves and Onions in to small pieces
  • Slice green chillies in half and chop the coriander & mint leaves

Step 4: Cooking

  • Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker
  • When the oil is hot, add chopped onions, chopped garlic and green chillies
  • Add spices like Star annise, Cardamom, cloves, Cinnamon and Nutmeg mace in whole for fragrance.
  • Add soaked beans and Cashew nuts and stir fry.
  • When the raw smell has gone, add all other ingredients other than rice and stir fry
  • Remove water from the soaked rice, add to the above ingredients and stir fry for about three minutes
  • Add six cups of water. The water quantity should be just double the quantity of Rice, that is about six cups.
  • Stir the mix frequently to prevent from sticking to the bottom of cooker
  • Let the mix come to a full boil. Now cover the pressure cooker with the lid and close the steam vent with pressure regulator
  • Cook in medium heat till the pressure regulator releases the steam once.
  • Remove from fire and allow it to cool

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy...

When the steam pressure is normal, remove the cooker lid.

Serve hot with fryums and slices of lemon...

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