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Vegetable Dum Biryani (Hyderabad Deccan's)

Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah
20 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Vegetable Dum Biryani (Hyderabad Deccan's) RECIPE

Its an aromatic and super delicious delicacy enjoyed by many across the world as an even healthier way of savouring a mix of different vegetables.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Mughlai
  • Boiling
  • Steaming
  • Frying
  • Main Dish
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. Basmati rice or any preferable long grain rice - 1 kg
  2. A mix of various vegetables of your choice. I have used potatoes, green peas, cauliflower, capsicum, french beans and spring onions- 5 cups
  3. Oil 2 cups
  4. ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  5. Curd - 400 gms
  6. Juice of 1 medium sized lemon
  7. Chilli powder - 2 tbsp
  8. Green chillies - 4
  9. Garam masala - 1 tbsp
  10. Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  11. Coriander and mint leaves, finely chopped 1 cup
  12. Salt 2-3 tbsp (for both rice and vegetable mix)
  13. Onions 3 large, sliced and deep fried
  14. Cashew nuts for garnishing
  15. Almonds for garnishing
  16. Whole spices - cardamom pods 5
  17. Cinnamon sticks 5
  18. Bay leaves 4
  19. Caraway seeds 1 tsp
  20. Black peppercorns 8
  21. Cloves 5
  22. Saffron strands soaked in 2 tbsp milk
  23. Biryani colour 1/8 tsp mixed in 2 tbsp milk


  1. Soak rice for 15 minutes. Cook it along with the whole spices and keep aside after draining it.
  2. Fry the onions and keep aside. Similarly, fry all the vegetables and keep aside. Reserve some chopped coriander and mint plus fried onions for the final garnishing just before dum.
  3. After they cool down, mix all the other ingredients along with the vegetables.
  4. Final step is to layer it according to your preference. The topmost layer should be that of rice. Add saffron and biryani colour on top along with some chopped coriander and mint plus some fried onions.
  5. Cover it properly and put it on a medium flame for the first 10 minutes. Lower the flame for the next 20 minutes. Do not open the lid during this. Let all the flavours infuse properly. Just before serving, garnish with fried cashews and almonds.
  6. Serve it hot with any raita of your choice.

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Yasmeen Ahmed
Yasmeen Ahmed   Aug-01-2018

OOOOOHHHHHH LA LA...,,,,:heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

Shoba Bharathraj
Shoba Bharathraj   Oct-12-2016

super biryani :)

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