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Mukti Sahay
20 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Delicious vegetable biryani for dinner party occasions to be served with some raita on the side.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Eid
  • Mughlai
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Basmati rice- 500 gms
  2. Sliced onion- 1 big size
  3. ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  4. Red chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
  5. turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  6. Curd- 1/2 cup
  7. Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
  8. Carrot- 2
  9. Green peas- 1 cup
  10. cauliflower florets- 1/2 cup
  11. Potato- 1/2 cup
  12. salt to taste
  13. cashew nuts- 1 tbsp
  14. Almonds- 1 tbsp
  15. Raisins- 1 tbsp
  16. Crushed mint leaves- 1 tsp
  17. Black pepper- 3-4
  18. cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
  19. Green cardamom- 2-3
  20. Black cardamom- 1
  21. mace (Javitri)- 1 piece
  22. Cloves- 2-3
  23. Cinnamon- 1 inch stick
  24. Grated nutmeg/Jaifal- 1/4 tsp
  25. Saffron- few strands
  26. Clarified butter- 2 tbsp
  27. Clarified butter Heat oil in a pan.- 4 tbsp


  1. Heat clarified butter in a pan.
  2. Add cashew nuts, almonds and raisins and fry and strain it.
  3. Add sliced onions, deep fry it and strain half onions for garnish and keep the other half in the pan itself i
  4. Add cumin seeds, black pepper, cloves, mace, green & black cardamon, cinnamon to crackle and keep it aside.
  5. Now, add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala powder, nutmeg powder and also 2 tbsp water and saute it.
  6. Cut all the veggies in equal size and add these in the pan and mix it well
  7. Add curd and mix well
  8. Add 1 cup of water and salt as required and cover it.,cook it for 5 minutes.
  9. .Soak basmati rice for half an hour
  10. After the rice being soaked, cook half done rice and switch off the flame.
  11. Add clarified butter in a pan
  12. Now, add half done rice and saffron in the first layer
  13. In the second layer, add veggies of thick gravy and also put crushed mint leaves into it.
  14. Now, repeat the first and second layer again.
  15. Lastly, add fried cashew nuts, almonds, raisins and fried onions.
  16. Cover it and now switch on the flame.
  17. Lastly, add fried cashew nuts, almonds, raisins and fried onions. Cover it and now switch on the flame. Cook for 2-3 minutes in high flame.
  18. Keep the pan on the tawa and cook for 10-12 minutes in low flame.
  19. Veg biryani is raedy to eat.
  20. Serve hot

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Apr-10-2018

Nice one.

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