A Classic vegetable biryani is a perfect dish for any occasion. Long grain basmati rice and assorted vegetables in a spicy gravy .

Whether veg or non -veg, a biryani is first and foremost a rice dish that stands or falls on the fluffiness of its give it try and enjoy!!



  1.  Basmati Rice -2cups /Soaked
  2. Onion-1/Diced
  3. Tomato -1 /chopped
  4. Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
  5. Whole spices-cumin,cinnamon ,black and green cardamom,cloves,star anise
  6. Cottage cheese-1/2 cup
  7. Potato-1/cut in cubes
  8. Carrot -1/chopped
  9. Cauliflower-1/2cup
  10. Soya chunks-1/2 cup
  11. Chopped coriander and mint leaves
  12. Cumin seeds-2 tsp
  13. Cinnamon stick -1
  14. Curd :2-3 tbspn
  15. Red chilly powder:2-3 tsp
  16. Coriander powder-2 tsp
  17. Green chilly -2
  18. Salt to taste 
  19. Green peas-1/2cup
  20. Oil :2-3 tbspn


  1. Stir fry cottage cheese and potato cubes and set aside 
  2. Now in a wok add 2tbspn of oil and as it heats up add cumin seeds2tsp and cinnamon stick and then to it add diced onions 
  3. Keep frying until golden brown then add ginger garlic paste and after a minute add tomatoes
  4. As tomatoes turn mushy add in chilly powder ,coriander powder and salt and mix well
  5. As oil oozes out a little add curd and cook for 3-4 mins
  6. Now add in all the veggies  and green chillies except cottage cheese.
  7. Add little water and cook until veggies soften and cook and all water dries up completely
  8. Meanwhile in a pan add water ,all of the whole spices and soaked rice along with salt , mint and coriander leaves and cook until 90%done
  9. Strain rice and take off all whole spices with a spoon or spatula
  10. Now layer the rice on to completely cooked veggie mixture without moving or turning it much with spatula otherwise rice will break and would mess up your biryani
  11. Add a little yellow colour or saffron dipped in 2-3 tsp ofmilk and then place fried cottage cheese  andcoriander leaves
  12. Cover and cook on very low flame for 15 -20mins
  13. Serve with papad , chutney,pickle andcurd and enjoy!! 

Author: soniabarton

A Dubai based blogger luv cooking makeup n travelling and a lot of other fun stuff lyk Dubsmashing, exploring gagdets and gaming(playstation)

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