Mild Vegetable Biryani

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Who wouldn't love Biryani? Veg Biryani is a crowd favourite dish with lot many cooking styles and methods. Let's learn to cook our beloved biryani with this easy recipe. 

Vegetable Biryani is a great comfort food with a colourful assortment of veggies: carrot, potato, tomato and beans. The healthy vegetables cooked along with the authentic spices give away a finger-licking meal altogether! This mild Veg Biryani is slow-cooked to perfection that releases irresistible aroma. 

Get ready to taste this super tasty Veg Biryani along with raita.

Take a look at more Main Recipes. You may also want to try Khao Pad Goong (Thai Shrimp Fried Rice), Kung Hoi Ob Woon Sen (Shrimp and Mussels with Jelly Noodles), Vegetarian Garlic Noodles , Baby Uttapam with Aloo Bhaji

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  • 4 cups (250 ml each) - basmati rice
  • 2 tsp - ginger and garlic paste
  • 10-12 - small green chillies
  • 6-8 - cloves
  • 4 - elaichis (cardamoms)
  • 1 pinch -turmeric powder
  • 1 piece - cinnamon
  • 1 - big onion (cut into long thin slices)
  • 1 - carrot (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 - potato (cut into medium cubes)
  • 1 tomato - (cut into small pieces)
  • 1/4 cup - beans
  • 1 bunch - mint leaves (optional)
  • 4 tbsp - cooking oil
  • 3 - 4 tsp - salt

How to Make Mild Vegetable Biryani

  • Pour 4 tbsp of cooking oil into a large pressure cooker and heat it.
  • Add chillies, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
  • Add the onion with a pinch of turmeric powder and fry till light golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes and saute.
  • Now add all the vegetables (carrot, potato and beans) and keep frying for about 2-3 mins.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and add the rice. Mix all the ingredients for about 1 minute.
  • Add 4.5 cups (250 ml each) of water to this mixture and add salt (about 3 to 4 tsps).
  • Add mint leaves (optional).
  • Let this simmer on the stove for about 20 mins with the lid closed (but without the weight).
  • Check the preparation every five minutes or so that the water does not dry up. When the rice is well cooked, the biriyani is ready.