Thursday 8 September 2016

Vegetable Biryani Recipe– 2nd Method/South Indian Style Vegetable Birynai/KaaiKari Biryani

Are you looking to make easy, tasty and tempting vegetable biryani, then here it is – lovely, flavourful and tasty Vegetable Biryani. It is a perfect recipe for lunch box and week end lunch. I have already posted Vegetable Biryani using pressure cooker earlier; do check that out as well. Do try out this Vegetable Biryani and post your comments here. Also check out other vegetable biryanis and non vegetarian biryanis in the links and have a great day.

Here’s how to make Vegetable Biryani with step by step photos…
Basmati Rice
2 cups
2  big thinly sliced
Mixed Vegetables [Carrot, Beans, Potato]
2 cups chopped
1 ½ cup
2 cups
Lemon juice
1 tsp
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves
2 tbsp
As needed

For Masala
Green Chillies
Garlic Cloves
2 inch piece [about 2 pieces]
½ bunch
One handful

For Tempering
Oil + Ghee
3 tbsp
2 inch piece
Bay Leaves
1 or 2
Fennel Seeds/Sombu
1 tsp
Star Anise
Cashew nuts
1 tbsp chopped
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes           
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes      
Serves: 4-5
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Wash and soak the basmati rice for about 25-30 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside.

Grind the ingredients mentioned in the table above [green chillies, garlic, ginger, cilantro and mint] and keep it aside.

Wash and cut the required vegetables as shown. You can as many vegetables as you want.

Heat oil + ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel or pressure cooker. When the oil is hot add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, fennel seeds, star anise and fry until nice aroma fills the room.

Now add the cashew nuts and fry until golden brown colour.

Add the slice onions and fry till translucent.

Add the ground masala and fry for about a minute.

Add all the freshly cut vegetables and mix really well. At this stage add the needed salt and mix thoroughly.

Mix the water and yogurt [ 1 ½ + 2] in a separate bowl really well.

Now add it to the vegetables, wait for one boil to come.

Then add the washed rice to it and give a gentle stir.

Cover and cook on medium flame for 10-12 minutes or for two whistles in pressure cooker.

Open the lid, and give a very gently stir or just fluff it up without breaking the rice.

Serve it hot with raita. Delicious and tempting Vegetable Biryani is ready to be enjoyed.

NOTE: Adjust the amount of green chillies according to your family needs.

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Until then I am signing off…


  1. It looks delicious
    Keep in touch

  2. Hi! This vegetable biryani recipe was super cool, with easy to understand pictures. Great job done here. Thanks for sharing.
    Jen from Pressure Cookers HQ


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