|September 26, 2022


Developing a tasty Indian veg biryani recipe is no easy feat and requires determination. Starting with pre-cooking the rice, constructing the biryani sauce, flavoring, preparing the vegetables, and then finally putting it all together, various stages must be completed. Ultimately, all the tedious tasks will be rewarded with a classic Indian vegetable biryani.

Much skepticism has been caused by the distinctions between the Indian veg biryani recipe and the Pulao recipe. As per the traditional recipes, different varieties of rice are cooked with either vegetables or meat, and further spiced up with ghee, fried onions, and other aromatic ingredients. All of these combine to give the dish a delectable and unique flavor.

Originating from India, the Indian veg biryani recipe, otherwise known as beriani or biriani, is a unique, aromatic dish found in South Asia. It's composed of stir-fried vegetables like carrots and beans, as well as different types of meat, mainly chicken or lamb.

 It is commonly assumed that the Mughals were responsible for introducing the delicious Indian veg biryani recipe. However, Tamil literature suggests the existence of a similar type of cooked rice, Oon Soru, as early as 2 A.D. Oon Soru, made up of components such as ghee, meat, turmeric, coriander powder, black pepper, and bay leaves, was the go-to sustenance of the warrior-class Hindus who were frequently on the move.

Alcoeats veg biryani mix gravy offers a convenient way to whip up an aromatic and delicious Indian veg biryani recipe without much effort and in no time. All you have to do is pour the mix, mix it and you are good to go.


How To Prepare Vegetable Biryani

Preparing this scrumptious vegetarian biryani from India is a labor of love. You will be delighted by the robust flavors and alluring aroma when you dig in for your first bite. Perfectly balanced spices, nutritious vegetables, and fragrant rice come together in this delightful dish.


Vegetable Biryani is delicious and loaded with veggies, warm spices, cashews. this biryani is a delight to the taste buds in every bite!
Print Recipe
  • Serves - 4
  • Preparation time - 40 Minutes
  • Cooking Time - 45 Minutes


  • 1 Cup - Basmati Rice
  • 1 Cup - Cauliflower Florets
  • ¼ Cup - Chopped Carrots
  • 1 Tbsp - Chopped Garlic
  • ½ Cup - Water
  • ½ Cup - Chopped Potatoes
  • ¼ Cup - Chopped French Beans
  • 2 - Green Chilies
  • 8 - White Mushrooms

For Biryani

  • 3 Tsp - Cooking oil or Ghee
  • 1 Tsp - Caraway Seeds(Sahjeera)
  • 1 - Black Cardamom
  • 3 - Green Cardamom
  • 1 Cup - Yogurt
  • 1 - Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp -  Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • ½ Tsp - Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tbsp - Alcoeats Veg Biryani Mix
  • 2 Tbsp - Cashew
  • 2 Tbsp - Almond
  • 3 Cups - Water
  • 1 Tbsp - Raisins
  • Salt - As per taste

For Rice

  • 3 - Green Cardamoms
  • 1 - Black Cardamom
  • 1 - Cinnamon
  • 1 - Bay Leaf
  • 3 - Cloves
  • 2 Cups - Water
  • 2 - Mace Strands
  • 1 Tsp - Salt

For Layering

  • ¼ Cup - Coriander Leaves
  • ¼ Cup - Chopped Mint Leaves
  • 5 Tbsp - Milk
  • 2 Tsp - Kewra Water
  • ¼ Tsp - Saffron Strands


For Soaking Rice

  • To clean basmati rice, give it a good rinse in running water until there's no longer any starch left. Let it sit in a cup of liquid for 30 minutes​.
  • After the rice has been drained, let it rest for a half-hour before transferring it to an alternative container.

For Cooking Rice

  • A deep-sided pan should be filled with water and heated on a high heat setting.
  • After the water boils, enhance the mixture with salt, bay leaves, green cardamoms, cloves, black cardamom, cinnamon, and mace strands.
  • Subsequently, incorporate soaked basmati rice.
  • It is recommended that rice should be partially cooked before consumption.
  • Discard the liquid from the cooked rice and reserve it for later.

For Vegetable Curry

  • Start by melting some ghee in either a pressure cooker or saucepan. When the ghee has been warmed, toss in aromatic spices such as sahjeera, tej patta, green cardamom, cloves, black cardamom, and cinnamon. Stir them up until they crackle and let their flavor intensify.
  • Cook the onions on low to medium heat, stirring occasionally until they are softened.
  • While the onions are simmering, measure one cup of plain yogurt into a bowl and blend until the combination has a smooth, creamy consistency.
  • Carefully mix in the ginger-garlic paste, accompanied by green chili slices or finely chopped pieces as desired.
  • Mix the turmeric and red chili powder until the spices are evenly distributed.
  • Gently fold in the diced veggies and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Reduce the temperature and slowly fold in the whipped yogurt while stirring. Once it has been added, pour water into a pressure cooker or pot, depending on what you are using. Make sure all of the ingredients are properly combined. Add salt and stir one last time.
  • Pressure cook the vegetables at medium heat for 3-4 minutes, letting out one whistle. If you don't have a pressure cooker, simmer until the vegetables are tender - making sure not to overcook them.
  • Carefully warm 4-5 tablespoons of milk in the microwave or on a stovetop in a small pot. Incorporate 1/4 teaspoon of saffron strands, then remove from heat and allow to steep.
  • Thoroughly blend cashews, raisins, and blanched or raw almonds into the vegetable gravy, tasting and adjusting the seasoning with extra salt if desired. The gravy is complete once you are satisfied with the taste.

For Layering

  • Start by putting half of the vegetable gravy in a pot that has a thick bottom.
  • Spread out the partially cooked rice so that it covers half of the dish.
  • Generously distribute the chopped coriander, saffron-infused milk, and mint over the top.
  • Ladle the leftover vegetable gravy over the different layers.
  • For a finishing touch, add the last portion of the rice to the top, decorate with some additional coriander and mint leaves, and lightly pour some saffron-infused milk over the top. For a final touch, give it a dash of kewra water to provide an extra layer of flavor and fragrance.

For Dum Cooking

  • Ensure that the pot is completely secured by covering it with aluminum foil, followed by placing the lid over it. To maintain moisture, wrap a damp cotton cloth around it before closing.
  • Increase the heat of a Tava/griddle/skillet to medium for use.
  • Once the tawa has been sufficiently heated, the heat should be turned down and the container with the vegetable biryani should be set on it.
  • Lower the flame and leave your South Indian vegetable biryani to simmer for a span of 30 to 35 minutes. Put the pan on the heat source for the first quarter of the cooking time; then switch to a tawa or skillet for the last ten minutes.
  • Once the vegetarian Hyderabadi biryani is finished cooking, after a duration of 5 to 7 minutes, it should be served.

Summing Up On Making Indian Veg Biryani Recipe

Generations have been debating over two distinct types of Biryani. The first, Pakki, involves combining fully cooked meat and partially cooked rice before finally finishing off the dish. Katchi, on the other hand, utilizes a mixture of uncooked rice, marinated mutton/vegetables in yogurt, and spices, to create the ultimate biryani. For delicious Hyderabadi vegetarian dishes, the classic vegetarian Hyderabadi biryani is highly recommended. This tantalizing south Indian vegetable biryani is best cooked in an earthenware or metal heatproof vessel and the flavors of powdered mace and nutmeg are stirred into the rice before transferring it to the Handi, allowing for an exceptional veg handi biryani recipe.

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