Vegetable Biryani

This is another series of Rice pulavs. One of my daugther’s favorite pulav she calls it red pulav. My pulav did not turn out red may be due to the chillies. Rice pulavs are one of top for our weekend lunchs. You can prepare the gravy and Rice separely and bake in oven with layer of rice and gravy alternately for 10 mins. Garnish with spring onions and coriander to have colourfull layered rice. I did not have much time to do the same today.



Vegetables(carrot/beans/cauliflower/cabbage/capsicum/peas of your choice)

onion thinly sliced- 1big

curds/yogurt – 2 tbsp

saffron/kesari  threads-  1/4 tsp

tomato – 1

ginger paste – 2 tsp

garlic paste – 4 tsp

Basmati rice – 2 cups

(star anise,cloves,cinamon) – for tempering

Coriander leaves – 1 cup

Ghee/oil for frying

masala powder

red chillies – 5-6

coriander seeds – 4 tsp

cummin seeds – 2 tsp

cinnamon – 1 inch

cardomom – 1 -2

cloves – 4

nutmeg/jajikayi – 2 flakes

  • Soak Rice for half an hour

  • Dry roast all the ingrediants for masala powder and powder it

  • Heat ghee/butter in pressure pan add the whole garam masala fry for a minute

  • add onions fry until translucent, add ginger garlic paste fry until raw smell dissappears

  • Add masala powder tomatoes, fry until tomato is fried well

  • Add curds and saffron mix and fry until all masala blend well

  • Add rice vegetables (except cabbage/capsisum/cauliflower) mix well

  • Add water and salt let it boil taste for salt now add the remaining vege mix well add coriander leaves and close the pan for 2 -3 whistles

  • Garnish with fried cashews and serve hot with raita




12 Comments Add yours

  1. Ramya says:

    Hi Roopa,
    Recipe is familiar but method you have used is different from normally I do mine.I have a question kesari we use is synthethic orange color but saffron color is kesari. Which one you used?Till now I never tried saffron in curd and also cabbage for biryani.I always cook rice seperatetly and add veggies to rice blended with spices .That will give you more chance of red color .Hope you don’t mind my question?
    Ramya i have used saffron threads, in kannada we call it kesari. As i have mentioned in the begining you can prepare rice and gravy seperately and mix. This way is faster and easier for rice to blend with the masala. Red color is true as you mentioned.

  2. bee says:

    First time here. Great posts here. You’ve mentioned that you’d like to improve your photos. We found that minimizing the use of flash and taking pictures in natural light really helps. Thanks for adding us to your blogroll. –Jai

    Jai Thanks for the great tip and stopping by

  3. just for fun says:

    Hi Roopa, Vegetable biryani looks so delicious. Just with a simple raita really a good meal 🙂

    Thanks jasu

  4. sharmi says:

    Hi Roopa,
    thanks for dropping by my blog!! I couldnt get to your blog easily. when I clicked on the name link it said “recipefochoice” does not exist. onstead of typing “of” . so pls do correct it. then I had to guess that it might be recipe of choice.
    I liked all your recipes!!

    Sharmi,Thanks for visiting my blog! And many thanks for highlighting the typo too!

  5. padmaja says:

    hi roopa, my first time here and i am already bowled over by u’r veg biryani!!
    nice recipe!!

    Thanks padmaja! do visit again

  6. Kanchana says:

    I really liked your date dessert recipe. It looked really interesting!!

    hi kanchana, thanks for dropping by!
    yeah it is very tasty easy to make too!

  7. Pooja says:

    Hi Roopa,
    my first time visit here. you have such a nice blog.
    thanks for dropping by my blog, that lead me to your wonderful blog. 🙂
    your vegetable biriyani looks delicious. :D. thanks for sharing.
    keep blogging.

    Thanks for visiting Pooja, will look forwardto your photos and recipes bye

  8. sia says:

    enri roopamma, hegiddira? sorry kanri…weekend swalpa busy idde. biriyani looks good. i usually cook rice and vegetables separately and layer them.

    sia, abba yenu missing yenu long weekend ah! nanu hage madthini but astu time irlila, bere nan magan kai fracture with severe cold so addu sambhalisidralle time ayithu 😦

    sri mathe sigona bye

  9. sunita says:

    Hi Roopa,
    Love biryanis…you’ve got a nice corner over here

  10. Reena says:

    That’s a nice looking Biriyani:)

  11. Asha says:

    Love the Biryani recipe.How did I miss this?Did you post it on the weekend?That must be it.I don’t do blog roll on weekends anymore.Time off !;D

    I loved the Karjura sweet as well.Looks so good Roopa.

    Hope your son is recovering well Poopa.Trisha had a fracture too when she was 3yrs old.It’s tough to look at them.Take care.Hugs:)

    —Thanks Asha, Anku is recovering, but has become more naughty. 2 more weeks to go — hope he will be ok bye 🙂

  12. sia says:

    how is ur daughter now? hope everything is fine….

    –Sia my son is having a fracture he is adjusted to it now, my daughter is fine. Thanks for your concern kane 🙂

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