Monday, March 30, 2009


Ingredients :

Onion : 1 medium size, chopped
carrots : 1 1/2Cup, chopped
Beans : 1Cup, Chopped
Capsicum : 1/2Cup, chopped
Green Peas : 1/2Cup, boiled with salt
Cauliflower : 1/2 Cup, chopped
Green Chili : 4,Chopped
Ginger : 1 1/2 inch piece, chopped
Garlic : 10 cloves
Cinnamon : 1 inch piece, Crushed
Cardamom : 2pods
Cumin seeds : 1/2tsp
Ghee : 5tsp
Cashew : 25gm
Raisins : 25g
Coconut oil : 2tbsp
Onion : 1/2 sliced

For rice :

Biriyani Rice : 1 1/2 Cup
Cinnamon : 2 inch piece, Crushed
Cardamom : 5pods
Cumin seeds : 1/2tsp
Cloves : 5
Pepper : 4

Ghee : 1tsp
bay leaf : 2
Turmeric powder : 1/4tsp
Pudina leaves : 5
Coriander leaves : 5-8

Method :

1. Boil rice separately with turmeric powder, 1spoon ghee, bay leaf, Cinnamon, cardamom, cumin seeds, Pudina leaves , coriander leaves and salt

2. Heat oil and saute onion till it becomes translucent.

3. Make a paste of green chili, ginger and garlic.

4. Saute it nicely with onion.

5. All spices can be added after 4-5minutes. Saute it nicely.

6. Now add vegetables : carrots, beans, cauliflower and capsicum. Cook for sometime.

7. Mix it with the rice.add pudina and coriander leaves.

8. If possible put in microwave or steamer for 5minutes.

9. In a saucepan put the ghee and add cashew and kismis. shallow fry 1/2 onion in this ghee and garnish the biriyani.


  1. Lovely presentation... Photos are superb... going to try this dish in coming weekend..

  2. Hi Lena,
    First time to your site..nice work
    As i am new to this blog word...just started.
    Your Veg biryani looks so nice.

  3. lovely recipe.. my always go to comfort meal...

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