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Hydrabadi Veg Dum Biriyani

Moumita Malla
15 minutes
Prep Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Hydrabadi Veg Dum Biriyani RECIPE

Briyani is a rice -based dish cooked with spices and chicken,mutton,egg,shrimp,fish and vegetables also. Biriyani comes from the Persian word  BERYA(N) which means fried or roasted.Today I am going to share easy way of making Hydrabadi Veg Biriyani at home.The authentic Hydrabadi biriyani was dum cooked with meat.The sources says veg biriyani was introduced for vegetarian workers for the Nizam's of Hydrabad.This recipe contains mace,nutmeg,green and black cardamom,cinnamon,black pepper,saffron,cotiander ,cumin and many more spices.We know the good

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 2

  2. Carrots-2 chopped
  3. Cauliflower florets/gobi -10-12(small)
  4. Button mushrooms-6 (chopped)
  5. Green peas-1/2 cup
  6. French beans-½ cup(chopped )
  7. Paneer-1cup (cut into medium  cubes)
  8. Cashew nuts-10
  9. Yoghurt-1/4 cup
  10. Onion-2 (chopped)
  11. Ginger paste-1tbsp
  12. Garlic Paste-2tbsp
  13. turmeric powder-1tsp
  14. Coriander powder -1tsp
  15. Red chilly powder-1tsp or according to your taste
  16. Cinnamon stick -1"
  17. Green cardamom -3
  18. Cloves-4
  19. Bay leaf-2
  20. Whole jeera-1/2 teaspoon (for tempering )
  21. garam masala powder-1tsp
  22. Salt to taste
  23. Sugar-1/2teaspoon
  24. Oil/ghee or clarified butter - 2 tablespoons+1 teaspoon 
  26. Cinnamon -1inch stick Green Cardamom-4 Black Cardamom-3 Cloves-5 Black Pepper-3 Star Anise-1 Nutmeg-1 Mace-1tsp Sha jeera-1teaspoon  (optional ) Coriander seeds-1teaspoon Kabab chini-1/2 teaspoon
  27. Other ingredients
  28. Fried Onions or Birista-1/2 cup
  29. Chopped mint or pudina and coriander leaves-1/2cup
  31.   Basmati Rice-2 cups washed and soaked for 15 minutes in water Water-4cups
  32. Green Cardamom -3 Black Cardamom -3 Cloves -4 Cinnamon Stick-1" Star Anise-1
  33. oil-2 tsp
  34. Salt to taste
  35. Saffron-1 pinch soak into 1 cup warm milk
  36. Rose water-2 teaspoon
  37. Kewra essence-3-4 drops


  2. Take a big  pan,add 4 cups of water, put 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. Drain the water through a strainer..keep the rice in a big plate to be cooled
  4. Heat ghee and oil in a non-stick or heavy  bottomed vessel . Vessel  should be very big thus you can cook your biriyani  in this vessel later.
  5. Add chopped onions ,fry till golden brown  .Add all the vegetables,cashew nuts  and little  bit salt and cook for 2 minutes. 
  6. Combine ginger garlic paste,biriyani masala  into yoghurt ,mix well  and add into the pan Mix with vegetables  and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add water and bring it to boil.When the water will start to boiling,simmer the gas and cover it with a lid .
  8. Cook until vegetables are done.Add Paneer cubes and mix with vegetable gravy
  9. Take 1/2cup vegetable gravy in a cup.Keep it aside  Add half portion of cooked rice on cooked vegetables,p our half portion vegetable gravy,saffron diluted milk and biriyani masala.
  10. Add remaining half portion of rice on it then again pour remaining half  portion of vegetable gravy,saffron diluted milk and garam masala.
  11. Add a little salt,  remaining garam masala, fried onions, kewra essence  ,gulab jal,chopped mint and coriander leaves and 1teaspoon ghee or clarified butter over it.
  12. Cover the pan with the aluminium foil, then put  the lid. Place a tawa on gas stove,and put the biriyani vessel on it.
  13. Cook for of low flame for 25-30 minutes,turn off the gas.Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  15. Roast all the spices powder in a pan.Let them cool down and grind them to make a fine powder.
  16. Your Veg Dum  Biriyani is ready to serve. Serve it with raita.

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Geetanjali Khanna
Geetanjali Khanna   Nov-23-2017

This Hydrabadi rice delicacy is just awesome.

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