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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Vegetable Biryani (Veg Biryani)

For certain dishes,I always prefer homemade to restaurant ones like pulaos and vegetable biriyani. Ammas vegetable biriyani and sambar is always everyones favourite among our circle of friends and relatives. When guests arrive for lunch, its sure to be vegetable biriyani, those who have tasted it before even request amma to specifically make it.

Hubby usually takes the short route of not eating on sunday mornings in the name of fasting ;) and then have chicken biryani for lunch to full tummy, he always says he should skip the before meal when its biriyani for lunch. Having watched amma making it for so many years, I've started recreating it though not 100% to her taste, it is sure tasty :)
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe - Ingredients :
  • Basmati Rice - 1 cup (I used seeraga samba rice variety)
  • Coconut milk - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1 and 3/4 cups
  • Onion - 1 chopped finely
  • Tomato - 1 cubed
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1.5 tbsp
  • Curd - 2 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp + 2 tsp
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
To temper:
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamom - 1/2 inch piece
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Bayleaf - 1
Vegetables:
  • Carrots - 2 medium sized chopped finely
  • Beans - 6 chopped finely
  • Peas - a little less than 1/4 cup
To grind to a paste:
  • Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies - 2
Note : The rice : water ratio is 1:2 including coconut milk

Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
Method:
1.Grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind' with little water to a fine paste.Set aside. Take thick coconut milk and make it ready.
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
2.Heat oil and 1tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker, add cinnamom, cloves, cardamom and bayleaf one by one and saute for a min then add onion , tomato saute till it turns mushy.Add ginger garlic paste saute till raw smell leaves.
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
3.Now add the puthina paste, curd, required salt and saute 3mins till raw smell leaves.Then add the vegetables, mix well and saute for 2mins. Now add the rice and mix well with the veggies for a minute.
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
4.Add coconut milk, 1 and 3/4 cups of water and pressure cook for 3whistles and switch off.Once pressure releases, open and fluff it up with a fork.Add remaining ghee and mix once again taking care not to make the rice mushy.
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
Serve hot with onion raita the best combination with vegetable biriyani or kurma.


Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

46 comments:

  1. Biryani is my fav. Looks Good!

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  2. that looks soo delicious! nice click too

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  3. Excellent recipe Sharmilee.....I will try your version and let you know the results...
    Reva.
    www.kaarasaaram.com

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  4. I'm drooling! Biriyani is my favourate dish.. though haven't tried veg even ones at home.
    Surely will follow this recipe when I try :)
    Thank you :)

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  5. biriyani looks fabs..n i lov veggie biriyani..this abs a treat....jux lov ur version.

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  6. Hey,

    The biryani looks yummy and delish...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  7. This is one delicious biryani!! Sure to be a instant hit with my famiily..Will make it soon.. ;)

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  8. Beautiful and delectable biryani sharmi :)

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  9. I am hungry Sharmilee...Its lunch time here and i havent even started cooking anything :-)

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  10. Love the flavorful biryani....yumm!!

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  11. I am always a fan of briyani too :) ofcourse the veg version only :)

    I skip eating curd rice when its briyani for lunch. Will complete with two servings of the same :)

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  12. Tamilian always give a touch of coconut milk in biryani :) This one is super delicious!

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  13. Yes me too prefer homemade. The mint and coriander paste seems a good add.

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  14. Who will say no to this beautiful briyani, absolutely delicious..

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  15. oh simple and gorgeous anytime to eat :)

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  16. Nice recipe. Yes, some food is best when made at home.

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  17. This briyani sounds absolutely delicious!

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  18. vegetable biriyani looks delicious and colorful.

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  19. The best thing I like about any one pot meal is delicious food with less efforts.

    This biryani looks delicious and flavorful.

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  20. Looks fabulous,absolutely delicious..makes me hungry

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  21. ur cooking and clicking rocks sharmee

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  22. Coconut milk surely would have made the biryani tastier..my hubby also prefers similar way of cooking..never added mint leaves before, will give a try next time.

    Aaha Oho

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  23. biryani is lajbab coconu mile enhance the taste
    1st time here wonderful recipes do visit my site

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  24. Happy Holidays..
    Looks so perfect and yummy!!

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  25. Amma too makes Biriyani with coconut milk and I love the taste but it becomes too heavy, love the recipe and the click as always.

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  26. my fav....and your looks so delicious and perfect

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  27. Nice photos Sharmi! Loved the recipe, I make it the same way and now no guesses what's for our dinner tonight!

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  28. Just made it Sharmi..tasted good. Would add a little less water next time. I use canned coconut milk-whic may be little thicker than ones made back in India..so rice was lill soggy than I wud like it..but tatsed simple,authentic and easy of the pallette:-)will send u pics
    Thanks
    Sonia

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  29. loved it...just added some mushrooms, spring onions and some bell peppers in addition to what u added....its excellent....thanks....

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  30. cooked it yesterday for lunch....added some potatoes also..it really came out well..and well appreciated at home!!! Thank u for the tasty recipe.

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  31. Tried this and turned out awesome... Perfect measurement instructions for water and veggies... Oh My.. everybody loved this ... paired it up from raita ..
    thanks a bunch for sharing it with us... Keep rocking :)

    Priya

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  32. this biriyani is the best veg biriyani ever had...... my hubby luvd it... this is awsome............. thanku so much sharmi for such an easy n delicious recipe.... cud u post chicken biriyani recipe......

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  33. this is the best best best veg biriyani i ever had.... thanku so much for ths wonderful recipe........ cud u please post the recipe of chicken biriyani...........

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  34. hi sharmi:-) tried ur version of biriyani...exactly followed ur steps...it was awsome:-) thank u for posting such a nice recipe...that too with pics...:-)i never knew i can cook good this much:-) it was a super hit at my home:-) .thanks a lot sharmi for being my cooking insipiration...:-) may god bless u dear n you should go miles in ur carrier n cetrainly u will:-)

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  35. Hi Sharmi!
    Im not a fan of biriyani. My husband loves to eat. I tried a couple of times before. It was a disaster. This recipe is totally mindblowing. Perfect measurements. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  36. Today I tried,really nice and delicious .add some red chiiiy powder make ths briyani too gud

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  37. Tried this for more than 10 times within a span of 2 months. Huby

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  38. Tried this for more than 10 times in a span of 2 months. Hubby never leaves without completing the entire dish. I proudly present this to friends. Thanks!

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  39. do we no need to add Salt, garam masala, chilli powder in this receip.

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    1. I missed salt in the recipe, just now updated...garam masala and chilli powder is not required for this recipe

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  40. I tried for the first time. its cmes too gud.... Thanks sharmili for the wonderful receipe :)

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  41. woowww....@ the receipe is superbbbbbb.....even I like @ south indian dishes nd variety of rices......i like to try south indian dishes.....superbbb))

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  42. hi sharmilee...i'm a regular follower of ur space...yesterday i was in a mood to hav biryani and bookmarked this recipe.today i made it..it was awesome..my hubby juz loved it...my little one who is just 1 year old keep asking for more..so for her, i made it less spicy, added cauliflower florets instead of green peas..for hubby i paired it up with spicy meat cutlets and onion-tomato raita :) ..i'm so happy...thank you so much..keep going

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