Best Veg Biryani Recipe | How to make Vegetable Biryani at Home

Veg Biryani is a tradition dish that make so easy and healthy, prepared for occasionally or festivals or holidays. With long fresh rice, some spices, some veggies make a delicious wholesome meal for lunch or dinner!

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Hello guys! Today I cook some different kind of Indian dish which is famous all over.

Last time I make honey garlic butter baked salmon recipe at my home, so delicious and so tasty with rice. If you guys don’t see that recipe or don’t know how to make that recipe, go and check it out. But today I make the dish with lots of vegetables.

The Best Veg Biryani Recipe – is a delicious and tasty juicy vegetables, spices, ghee, saffron and flavored basmati rice that no one can stop to eat. The best part is that you can easily make great restaurant-style vegetable biryani at home. Here is how to make Vegetable Biryani at Home.

This easy veg biryani is best and good for vegetarian. It’s loaded with veggies like; tomato, corn, beans, bell pepper, peas, carrots. Paneer you can add in that recipe. This vegetable easy dum biryani is vegan recipe too, if you want you van omit cashew and raisins.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings:  4 people

Calories: 459 kcal

For the vegetables

· 2 tbsp Ghee

· 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

· 1/2 cup Potato, peeled and cubed

· 1 cup Cauliflower, cut into small florets(optional)

· 1/2 cup Peas

· 1/2 cup Beans, cut into small pieces

· 1/2 cup Carrot, peeled and chopped

· 1/2 cup capsicum, chopped

· 1/2 cup tomato, chopped

· 1/2 cup onion, peeled and chopped

· 1/2 cup fresh corn (optional)

· 1 cup cubed paneer (optional)

· 4 cup of water

For prepare the vegetables

· 2 tbsp fresh chilled Curd (beaten)

· 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

· 2-3 Green Chilli chopped

· 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder

· 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

· 1 tsp Coriander Powder

· 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder

· 1/2 tbsp black pepper

· 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds

· 1 cup Onion Chopped

· 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

· 2 tbsp Coriander Chopped

· 1/2 tbsp Biryani Masala

· 2 tbsp Mint Chopped

· 1 tsp Salt

· ½ tsp sugar(optional)

· 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

For the rice

· 2 cups Long Grain Basmati Rice (Love that brand, choose another also,optional)

· 2 tbsp Ghee or oil

· 3-4 Cloves

· 5 cardamom

· 2 Bay Leaves

· 1 inch Cinnamon

· 1 tsp Lemon Juice(optional)

· 2 tsp Salt

For Layering

· 2 tbsp Ghee

· 1 tbsp Coriander Chopped

· 1 tbsp Mint Chopped

· 10-12 strands Saffron Soaked in 2 tbsp milk

· ½ tbsp kewra water

· ½ tbsp rose water

· 1/4 cup Golden Fried Onion

· 10-12 Cashew Nuts Fried (optional)

· 10-12 Raisins Fried (optional)

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For the vegetable gravy

➤ Heat oil in the non-stick pan or kadhai, add cumin seeds.

➤ When it makes crackers, add chopped onion, cook for 2 minutes, then add ginger garlic paste, add all dry ingredients in it and stir for 1 minute.

➤ Then add chopped tomatoes, add salt as per required, sauté it for a few secs, now add all the vegetables, paneer, and mix well. Add beaten curd and chopped coriander and combine all these gently.

➤ Now add water to cook the veggies for 4 to 5 minutes under a medium flame, at last, add a pinch of sugar and salt if needed. Mix well and it is now ready for the next level, the layer and decorate the dish.


If you want to add milk, go for it, here I don’t use milk, optional.

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For the rice

➤ First clean and wash the rice under the running water, soak it in enough water for half an hour or 1 hour.

➤ Heat the pan or non-stick pan, add water, cardamon, clove, bay leaves, cinnamon, salt, oil, rice in it. Mix well and cook for 10 minutes in medium flame, cover the lid and wait for until cook the rice.

➤ When 80% done, remove the water from the cooked rice or chawal, or use strainer and keep aside.

Note : 

– Add lemon juice in the water before cooking, here I don’t use the lemon juice, optional.

– It is important to remember that the rice should not be overcooked & not to boil 100%, if the rice is overcooked, the vegetable biryani dum recipe will not be prepared.

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For Layering the Biryani

➤ Add ½ tbsp ghee in the sauce-pan over the low flame.

➤ Cooked rice has to be divided into 3 parts. Put a portion of rice spread over the ghree.

➤ Now spread the cooked gravy vegetable over the rice. Spread the fried brown onion, some coriander and some mint leaves.

➤ Again the same process for 2nd layer, rice then vegetable gravy, last the 3rd portion of cooked rice spread over it.

➤ Add fried onion and rest of mint leaves, spared some ghee, rose water, kawra water and saffron milk. Cover the lid and cook on a slow flame for 25-30 minutes. Serve hot!

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Cook the basmati long rice for Veg biryani

⇒ 1st you wash the rice and soak it for half an hour.

⇒ To cook the long rice, pour water in a deep pan or handi.

⇒ Add clove, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves for flavor while water comes to boil.

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⇒ Now add oil, salt to taste and bring to a boil.

⇒ The long grain basmati soaked and drained rice add in the water. Cook it for 10 minutes, sometimes with a scoop shake off the rice so that it’s give a fine texture and the rice is fluffier and not sticky.

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⇒ When the rice is 80% done, remove from the oven and drain it and keep aside.

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Vegetable Gravy for Vegetable Biryani Recipe

⇒ Gather all the ingredients of vegetable gravy.

⇒ This gravy part is the main portion of this easy vegetable biryani. Heat a pan or a kadhai with some soil and ghee. (I use ghee and oil together, you can use whatever you want)

⇒ When oil or ghee is hot, add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom and stir well.

⇒ Once the cumin seeds make crackle add chopped onions, mix it for 1-2 minutes on a medium flame.

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⇒ Add ginger-garlic paste, add green chilli and mix together.

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⇒ Add salt as per taste.

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⇒ Now chopped tomatoes add in it and mix gently.

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⇒ Then add turmeric power, this is use not only for color, it’s used mainly in India which is good for health benefits.

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⇒ Now add coriander powder, it makes flavor and aroma, add cumin powder, red chili powder for spice.

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⇒ Here now add finely chopped carrot, bell papers, beans, peas, and corn. Combine these very well for 1 minute.

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⇒ Add water to boil those veggies for 15-20 minutes. 

⇒ After 20 minutes stir that veggies and add beaten curd (Dahi) into it and sauté gently.

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⇒ Chopped coriander adds in that gravy for flavor and aroma.

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⇒ Now add slightly fried paneer. I use this for that recipe, if you don’t like omit it.

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⇒ Add biryani masala in it, here I use Everest brand, you can choose any brand. And some black pepper for more flavor.

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⇒ Add some pinch of sugar. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Combine all these very well and turn off the flame.

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Now the last step, the layering of the best veg biryani recipe:

⇒ Take a small bowl, add some milk and add a pinch of edible saffron food color in it and mix and set aside.

⇒ Separate the cooked rice into 3 parts first.

⇒ Now take a deep saucepan in a low flame, add some ghee with brash so that ghee cover all over the saucepan.

⇒ Take a portion of cooked fresh rice, spread it evenly with the back of spoon.

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⇒ Now put the vegetable of gravy over the rice and spread this gently.

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⇒ Add some fried brown onion over in it, add chopped coriander and mint leaves.

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⇒ Again for the 2nd layer do that same process and the last portion of the rice spread occasionally over the veggies.

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⇒ Now for the garnishing, add rest of fried onion, chopped coriander and mint leaves over the cooked rice by the spoon.

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⇒ Add some ghee for more flavor, add kewra water and rose water and saffron milk for the beautiful color and aroma.

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⇒ Now cover the lid and cook on a slow flame for 25 to 30 minutes to dum cook the veg biryani in Hyderabadi restaurant style. When cooked slowly, the dishes slowly steamed cook in their juices and layered all the flavors to make the biryani.

⇒ Now the Veg Dum Biryani is ready to serve with ring onion and tomatoes or with raita. Open the lid and comes out a delightful flavor with aroma of the biryani of vegetables. Serve hot and enjoy! 😛

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Common FAQ

1. What is veg biryani?

A. The Vegetable Biryani is a flavorful simple dish that made in just 30 minutes, with basmati long grain rice, lots of veggies, spices, herbs and paneer. Generally Biryani is made by marinated meat with long basmati rice and spices, for vegetarian this veg biryani is the best, simpler and made with lots of vegetables like peas, bell pepper, tomatos, beans etc and you don’t need to marinate anything.

2. What is the difference between veg biryani and Veg Pulao?

A. The biryani is always prepared in layers, with at least one layer applied to meat or vegetables and other layer for fried onions, coriander or mint leaves. And for pulao, there is no level involved. the rice, veggies or meat and spices mix together prepared for Pulao.

3. Who invented biryani?

A. Originally, biryani was invented during the Mughal Empire. It is believed that Mamtaz Mahal, Queen of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan inspired the dish in the 1600s.
4. Is veg biryani good for health?

A. This veggie biryani or veg biryani is usually made using fresh vegetables available in the market or shop. So you get more nutrition and it is so healthy and delicious. Biryani is my favorite food of all time both veg and meat. So for vegetarian veg biryani is the perfect meal for anytime.

0 thoughts on “Best Veg Biryani Recipe | How to make Vegetable Biryani at Home”

  1. Sure, why not? You can use tofu substitute of paneer, paneer is a milk product, while tofu is a soy product and it is very firm, soft, smoother and hold its shape beautifully in any kind of dishes.

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