Saturday, September 18, 2010

Vegetable Biryani -Vegetable Biryani Recipe - How to prepare vegetable biryani

Vegetable Biryani - Vegetable Biryani Recipe - How to prepare Vegetable biryani -
How to make Vegetable Biryani

vegetable biryaniA very simple and easy Biryani recipe without much spices .This goes well with raitha, papads and chips. If you have all the vegetables cut and kept ready, then it hardly takes 10 minutes to prepare this. Even bachelors can prepare this as it requires no elaborate grinding of masalas etc. So bachelors out there, do not spoil your health by eating outside often, here is a simple and yummy biryani recipe that can be prepared at home in no time. We had this with mixed vegetable raitha and it tasted awesome. Now to the recipe

Ingredients needed

Basmati rice – 1 cup
Onion – 1
Green chilli - 2 ( add more if you want hot)
Ginger - garlic paste - 2 ½ tsp
Tomato -1
Mixed Vegetables - 2 cups
( carrot, beans, cauliflower, fresh peas, potatoes )
Mint / pudina leaves – handful
Coriander leaves – handful
Lemon juice -1 tbsp

Turmeric powder – a pinch
Red chilli powder -1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Biriyani masala – 2 tsp (Available readymade)
Salt as required

For the seasoning

Oil – 1 tbsp
Whole garam masala – ( cloves - 3, cardamom -1, cinnamon – 1 inch piece)

For Garnishing – fried onions (optional)

Cut onions into thin strips and fry it in oil till golden brown. Add it before serving.

Preparations

Cut carrots, beans and potatoes lengthwise. Chop tomatoes.

Wash and soak basmati rice for 20 minutes, drain and keep it aside.

Wash cauliflowers,cut it into florets and put it in boiling water with a little salt for 5 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside.

If you do not have ginger-garlic paste with you,then grind 1 inch piece of ginger and 5-6 cloves of garlic together.

Vegetable biryani recipeMethod

Heat oil, add whole garam masala, then add onions and sauté till it turns transparent.

Now add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few more minutes.

Add green chillies, all the vegetables, chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, biryani masala, mint and coriander leaves, needed salt and sauté for some more time. Then add 2 cups of boiling water, drained rice and lemon juice.( Check for salt by tasting the water ).

Transfer all the contents to a rice cooker and switch on the cooking mode. After it comes to keep warm mode, switch off .Transfer the rice to a hot pack or any other vessel to prevent the bottom from getting burnt.

Once done, mix it gently, garnish with fried onions and serve hot with raitha or papads.

Enjoy!!

Note-

You can pressure cook or cook it in a big pan or you can do everything directly in the rice cooker itself. Since I do not like to cook directly in the rice cooker, I did everything in a pan and transferred it to the rice cooker.

If you do not know how to use the pressure cooker for cooking rice,check here

Do check my other rice recipes.

Meet you all again with an interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of padhuskitchen.

84 comments:

  1. Delicious Biriyani, a complete Meal!!!!

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  2. Hi Padhu,

    yummy biryani...konjam namma pakkaum vanthittu pongaPadhu!

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
    www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

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  3. Loooks yummmilicious....Loved all the carrotmen tooo

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  4. A one pot meal scrumpticious and so tsaty perfect with raita.

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  6. you know Padhu my husband is a big fan of yours. he loves the way you decorate the food with cute little creatures. the biriyani looks so so good. tell me your address and let me invite myself to your place :-)

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  9. I like when you add the fries onions to the rice..yummy!

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  10. The biryani looks so delicious Padhu...
    The presentation is great!! Yumm...
    Have a nice day:)

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  11. i love to try different versions of biryani. Adding fried onions will surely enhance the flavour

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  12. Veg biryani looks so delicious...love to have any type of biryani

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  13. Biryani is an irresistible dish :-) Your recipe sound delicious!

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  14. looks absoloutely delish..luv this kind of veg smoking hot biryani..yum..u made me feel hungry dear :-)

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  15. Never say no to vegetable briyani, my fav..

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  16. very yummy looking biryani! looks awesome!

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  17. I loved the cute lil fellows....they made the biryani super gorgeous...

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  18. Biryani looks great. Nice and cute presentation.

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  19. Hi,

    First time on your site and I love the props you have used in your pics of the vegetable carving. Biriyani looks simplified...every household has a diff way of making it!!!

    Shobha
    www.anubhavati.wordpress.com

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  20. Delicious veg biriyani.Nice presentation as always:)

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  21. This is simply delicious...presentation as usual very nice.

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  22. Like the presentation, Padhu. Lovely recipe.

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  23. Nice photos and easy recipe's too...


    Anu

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  24. delicious biryani..and healthy

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  25. Lovely decorations, Padhu.. i tried out this Biryani and it was yummy..my husband kept eating n eating :)

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  26. Thanks for your recepie thst saved me from my hungry stomach.....

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  27. Thanks a lot... Tired this today... It was yummy.

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  28. Hi Padhu,
    I am a bachelor and i tried your recipe it's really taste and it's easy to prepare also.
    Thank's a lot Padhu

    Regard's
    Manjunath

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  29. if this is done in pressure cooker how many whistles? needed

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  30. If you are doing it in pressure cooker directly, then cook till 1 whistle, and then keep it in sim/low flame for 5 minutes.If you are a beginner,you need to be careful as there are chances (very less chance) of the rice getting burnt.
    Another method - keep it in a vessel inside the cooker .Refer my how to cook rice in pressure cooker.For that you can keep 3 whistles and switch off.Open only after the pressure subsides.

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  31. i tried this one. tempting and delicious.healthy biryani without coconut milk or yogurt it gives yummy taste and fried onion at the end is an excellent creative

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  32. I tried it at home, was delicious and spicy...Thanks for the recipi

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  33. Sooper Thank you for the receipe, I tried and it came out well. :)

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  34. sooper!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tried the recipe, came out well... Nandri :)

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  35. Your dishes alwaysly suppppperb........!
    Aakilahjalal

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  36. Finally made tasty biriyani - thanks to your recipe! I think the trick is the lemon juice added to the water while cooking. Since I made this biriyani I have started adding lemon juice to pongal, and it just tastes great! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Madam, actually i use to c ur recipe method and have got good appreciation from my family members.thanks a lot. i have cooked many dishes but yesterday i saw ur recipe method of veg biryani, as u said it wil tak 10 min if everything is kept ready i tried it today. but ur comments was not clear. u didnt mention about rice cooking details. i was not knowing wen i have to mix the rice, before cooking rice or after separately cooking rice. i couldnt understand and i did as u mentioned in vegetable rice, so this time my dish was not good. pls help me mam

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  38. Thanks for letting me know .You have to add rice after add 2 cups of boiling water .I have updated it there also.

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  39. mam your dishes r always suupprrbb....!

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  40. wow..very easy one.Going to try today..will post you about how it is..Thanks

    Regards
    Sathya

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  41. Hey Padhu

    Tried out and it is really awesome eventhough i only had as i am staying alone :) Will try when i got parents home and hope they will like it for sure..Didn't add cauliflower & potato as i was very hungry and lazy to go out and buy.

    Really easy dish...also prepared raitha

    Thanks again

    Regards
    Sathya

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  42. tried the recipe first time and it came out well.
    Next time will send the pic

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  43. Wonderful recipe! Very delicious!

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  44. Tried it yesterday. It did come out well, that too when a beginner like me prepared it. I am gonna try the other recipes too soon. Thank you so much. :)

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  45. THANKS PADHU, AS I AM A BACHLOR SO I RARLY COOK BUT NOW I AM ALWAYS COOKING BIRYANI FOR MY DINNER, BEST THING IS MY FREINDS NOW PREFER TO HAVE DINNER AT MY PLACE.

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  46. Hi Padhu.. wanted to know what I can use if I don't get ready made biriyani masala.. is there any masala I can make at home for this?

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  47. Hi Madam, although you have over-whelming comments here, my conscience doesn't allow me to go without adding a word here! Your catering presentation is very much appreciated and it helped me particularly in this Veg Biriyani recipe..Thanks a lot Madam. Keep it up..

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  48. Delicious Biryani in the simple way....we love it :)
    Thank you Paddu...

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  49. Hi Padhu,
    I just wanted to say Hi and thanks for the awesome recipes. I have tried some of them and they all come out consistently great for me :)
    Btw, what brand biriyani masala/pulav masala did you use for this recipe?

    Thanks
    Aparajitha

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  50. Appu - I use Everest or Sakthi biryani masala. For this recipe,I used Sakthi Biryani masala

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  51. Thanks Padhu, I am going to try this recipe over the weekend, very excited! :)

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  52. hey thanks padhu, am a bachelor and i hope this will help me,. Thanks again!

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  53. and Padhu, pls post some easy dishes which can be prepared easily !! thanks.

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  54. I tried this Vegetable briyani, really superb, output was really good, very tasty and enjoyable dish

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  55. Dear Mam
    Keep it up for variety of recipe. In Veg Biryani preparation Instead of boiling the cut vegetables along with other masala in water try with two cups of curd. you will have more tasty biryani.

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  56. I did tis... Really it tastes too gud...I received lots of appreciation from my hubby n also from his colleagues...Thanq so much for ur receipes...

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  57. Hi padhu..
    If cooking in cooker how many whistle should b given .
    Thanks
    Gayathri

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    1. If you are going to prepare biryani directly in the cooker, once you add rice and water, close it without weight .When the rice is half cooked, stir the contents and close the cooker with weight on. Cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes. Switch off. Open and fluff it with a fork. Delicious Veg Biryani is ready. Check out my post on How to cook Basmati Ricefor more details.

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  58. Hi Padhu,
    I tried out your veggie briyani. Came out quite good. I did sense some bitter taste. What do you think could have caused it?? I followed your recipe exactly and doubled it for 2 cups of rice. I used SHAH BRIYANI MASALA. When it comes to readymade masalas, I have to go with what is available in the Indian store. I live in Chicago and don't have too many choices when it comes to readymade masalas. Also, I have tried some of your other recipes and truely enjoyed the outcome. Now, I am on your blog almost everyday. Thank you very much for helping helpless souls like me...:}

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    1. Thank you so much Vandana. Glad you found my website useful. There is hardly any chances for the biryani to taste bitter. Probably you must have over fried the onions.That could be the only reason.

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  59. Hi Padhu..Thanks for the recipe..It came out well.I always get my biriyani over cooked..I am never interested to buy fried onions.I will try to add up to my biryani next time.

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  60. Your presentation is excellent ....I tried this veg biryani, its very tasty and also I tried most of your recipies, all came out well........Thanks Padhu.

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  61. I just made veg biryani step by step of ur receipe... Result was absolutely delicious .... I also wanted to ask , my son is 22months old , if u cud suggest or give me any recipes it would be helpful .thank u -Nithya.

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  62. Thank You!! It came out awesome!!! delicious..

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  63. Tried this veg. briyani Recepie today. It was very tasty. Thanks :)

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  64. Hello Padhu,

    Thank you for this lovely recepie, this morning i prepared this and i must say it was yummy... for the biryani masala I prepared at home and this added more flavor...i follow up posts on regular basis. The recepies that you have post are quite easy and can be prepared in just an hr!! I know you already have received many appreciations...but i could not stop myself from commenting....Thank you for your contribution towards this blog and making available on internet so that millions of users who are eager to learn cooking..this blog of urs works wonders!!!

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  65. Thank for sharing Vegetable Biryani. I tired it at home as per the recipe guidance. But i want it to be more spicy, can you please suggest me which Indian spices i need to add more.

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    1. If you want it hot, add a little more chilli powder, if you want it more spicy, add a little more biryani masala powder. (available ready made online)

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  66. These look delicious and perfect! Thanks for sharing it here

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  67. I just followed this recipe and my Biriyani tasted great the first time itself... Thanks a lot..

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