Veg Dum Biryani | How to make Veg Dum Biryani

By Moumita Malla  |  9th Sep 2016  |  
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About Veg Dum Biryani Recipe

Veg Dum Biriyani is made by cooking vegetables and paneer in ghee with warm aromatic spices until the vegetables are tender. Next semi boiled rice is added and cooked in the sealed pot over a low heat till it is done.

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Veg Dum Biryani

Ingredients to make Veg Dum Biryani

  • Ingredients for the vegetable curry:
  • carrots- 2, chopped
  • cauliflower florets- 10 (small)
  • Button mushrooms- 6 (chopped)
  • French beans- 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Green peas- 1/2 cup
  • paneer- 1 cup (cut into medium sized cubes)
  • yogurt- 1/4 cup
  • onions- 2, chopped
  • ginger paste- 1 tablespoon
  • garlic paste - 2 tablespoons
  • turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • coriander powder -1 teaspoon
  • red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • cinnamon stick- 1"
  • Green cardamoms- 3
  • cloves- 4
  • bay leaves- 2
  • Whole jeera- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder- 1 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • sugar- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil/ Ghee/ clarified butter- 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoon
  • Ingredients for the Biryani masala:
  • cinnamon stick- 1"
  • Green cardamoms- 4
  • Black cardamoms- 3
  • cloves- 5
  • Black peppercorns- 3
  • star anise- 1
  • nutmeg- 1/2
  • mace- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sha jeera-1 teaspoon
  • coriander seeds- 1 teaspoon
  • Kebab chini- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ingredients for the Biriyani rice:
  • Basmati rice- 2 cups (soaked for 15 minutes in water)
  • water- 4 cups
  • Green cardamoms- 3
  • Black cardamoms- 3
  • cloves- 4
  • cinnamon stick- 1 inch
  • star anise- 1
  • oil- 2 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • saffron- 1 pinch, soaked in 1 cup of warm milk
  • Rose water- 2 teaspoon
  • kewra essence- 4 drops
  • Ingredients for garnishing:
  • Fried onions or birista - slice 2 onions, then separate the slices and fry them

How to make Veg Dum Biryani

  1. To prepare the biryani masala, roast all the spices powder in a pan, then let it cool down and grind to make a fine powder.
  2. To prepare the biryani rice, take a big pan, add 4 cups of water and put in the bay leaf, oil and salt. Bring it to boil, when the water will start boiling, add rice,cook the rice till 3/4 is done.
  3. Bring this to a boil. When the water starts boiling, add in the rice and cook till the rice is 3/4th done. Then drain and spread the rice on a tray.
  4. For the final preparation, heat ghee/oil in a non-stick or heavy bottomed vessel. (The vessel should be very big so that you can cook your biryani in this vessel later.)
  5. Add in the chopped onions and fry till it turns golden brown in colour. Add all the vegetables, paneer and a little bit of salt. Cook it for 2 minutes.
  6. Combine the ginger-garlic paste, biryani masala with the yogurt, then mix it well and add it in the pan. Mix this with the vegetables and cook it for 2 minutes.
  7. Next add the cooked rice on it, make a well between the rice and vegetables layer and pour the saffron induced milk over it.
  8. Add a little salt, the remaining garam masala, fried onions, kewra essence, rose water and 1 teaspoon of ghee over it.
  9. Cover the pan with an aluminium foil, then put the lid on top.
  10. Cook in a low flame for 2 - 3 minutes, then turn off the gas. Allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
  11. Veg Biryani is ready to be served with raita.

My Tip:

You can replace the vegetables with non-veg ingredients such as chicken, mutton or egg.

Reviews for Veg Dum Biryani (1)

aliza singh2 years ago

Looks heavenly! a perfect veg biryani

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