Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani | How to make Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani

By Amrita Iyer  |  20th Sep 2016  |  
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About Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani Recipe

Me having posted some Biryani recipes,you might be knowing the basic method of preparing rice,preparing the Masala,layering and cooking on Dum!Presenting a classic Indian Biryani which has received International fame!This Biryani however is made with either Chicken or Mutton (substituted with Beef or Pork in the West) but here I am using fresh and crispy vegetables for those vegetarians who feel that they are subjected to injustice especially with the Nawabi and Nizami fares!This Biryani is surely going to win you loads of accolades!

Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani in your kitchen. This recipe requires 60 minutes for preparation and 30 minutes to cook. The Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani by Amrita Iyer has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani at home without any difficulty. Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani this weekend. Share your Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Amrita Iyer for inputs. In case you have any queries for Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Amrita Iyer. You can also rate the Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani and give feedback.

Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani

Ingredients to make Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani

  • For the rice :
  • 2 cups Biryani/Basmati rice washed and strained - do not soak but keep in the strainer for 30 minutes
  • 4 - 5 cardamom (Elaichi)
  • 2 - 3 bay leaves (Tej Patta)
  • 4 - 5 cloves (Laung)
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Water to cook the rice
  • The Vegetables :
  • 2 carrots - chopped into batons
  • 1/2 cauliflower - separated into florets
  • 1 cup chopped beans (chopped the same size as the carrots)
  • Other Ingredients :
  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt
  • 1 tbsp mint Leaves - chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander Leaves - chopped
  • 2 green chillies - chopped (optional)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 - 5 strands saffron soaked in 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 2 tbsp Biryani Masala (powder together 2 tsp each of Cloves,Cinnamon,cardamom,Bay Leaves,Mace and Nutmeg)
  • 4 tbsp pure ghee
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 2 onions - sliced
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 cup deep fried onions
  • 2 - 3 drops Orange Colour
  • 2 - 3 drops Yellow Colour
  • 2 - 3 drops kewra Essence

How to make Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani

  1. Prepare the rice : Heat around 2 litres water with the whole spices,salt and lemon juice and let it come to a boil.Add the soaked rice and cook for 5 - 6 minutes till 70% cooked.
  2. Drain in the strainer and pass cold water through the rice for it to stop further cooking.Keep aside while you prepare the vegetables.
  3. Prepare the Vegetable Masala : Heat ghee and fry the Raisins and Cashews till they turn golden brown and raisins puff up into little balloons.Remove and add the sliced Onions.Saute till they turn transparent.
  4. Add Biryani Masala,ginger - garlic paste,chilli powder and salt.Mix well and add the vegetables.Mix again and remove from heat. After 10 minutes of cooling add 1 cup of Yogurt to the masala and mix well.Keep aside till layering the Biryani
  5. Prepare the other ingredients : Mix Coriander and Mint Leaves and chopped green chillies together. Add 1/2 cup of the remaining yogurt to the saffron milk and whisk to combine.Keep aside.
  6. Assembling the Biryani : Divide the rice into 2 equal portions.Use a glass casserole if baking in an oven and a metal Handi if keeping over a Tawa on the hob. If baking the preheat oven to 150°C
  7. Layer in the following way : 1.Bottom layer of one portion of rice.Follow that with Kewra essence and drops of both colours. 2.Ladle the vegetable masala over the rice.
  8. Sprinkle 1 tbsp saffron-milk-yogurt,2 tbsp fried onions and 2 tsp coriander-mint-green chilli mixture.
  9. 3.Ladle the other portion of rice on top followed by Kewra essence,drops of both colours and top with the remaining saffron-milk-yogurt,fried onions and 2 tsp coriander-mint-green chilli mixtures.
  10. Put a sheet of Aluminium foil on top and seal with a well fitting lid.Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven till done.
  11. If cooking on a Tawa then preheat the Tawa for 15 minutes on high heat then keep the Handi on top and cook for 30 minutes on medium heat.
  12. Take off heat and let stand for 15 - 20 minutes.Serve with Raita!

Reviews for Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani (6)

Nisha singh3 months ago

Delicious and mouth watering...thanks for ur receipy

Rashmi Arora2 years ago


Amrita Iyer2 years ago

Thanks Annam Shrikhand! It's people like you who keep me motivated :)

Tresa Ajith2 years ago


Annam Shri2 years ago

excellent recipe amrita as always :)

harshitha k2 years ago