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 10 Popular Veg Biryani Recipes

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Top Veg Biryani Recipes

Biryani is a classic Indian dish, requires no introduction. This aromatic, heavenly dish is made by combining rice, vegetables and an elaborate spice paste or rich gravy. We come across this dish every other day, in Indian restaurants, books, websites, and in our own homes. 

Vegetable Biryani  is the most basic biryani preparation. Often cooked in a handi, which locks in and intensifies the flavor this is an easy to make microwave recipe. But, if you are looking for an authentic recipe with layers of rice and vegetable gravy topped with a fragrant saffron mixture and simmered on the stove till the aroma multiplies then try this Veg Hyderabadi Biryani. This one-dish meal is not only satiating but, also perfect for a spread at weddings, parties and other festive occasions. 

With a little inventiveness, you can make various vegetarian Biryani apart from the usual veggie loaded biryani. This Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani will definitely surprise your guests and gain you a lot of praise.

The final stroke of lacing with saffron, milk and mint before cooking, further accentuates the taste and aroma! If you are lazy to make koftas then you can make this simple yet delicious Kabuli Chana Biryani.

In a traditional biryani, the rice and gravy are cooked separately, layered and then cooked together for 30 minutes to an hour to get the awesome ‘dum’ effect. The simple process of sealing the lid with chapati dough and allowing the ingredients to cook within a covered environment makes all the difference in this Lajjatdar Handi Biryani

If you are looking for a rich, aromatic biryani then this Almond Biryani is what you should be cooking next. An innovative rice preparation with spices, vegetables and sliced almonds has a crunchy bite to each mouthful. 

Also, you can make this Paneer Mutter Biryani or Korma Biryani layered with gravy and rice flavoured aesthetically with spices. Serve with a bowl of raita or shorba or salan.  

A trip to Hyderabad would surely be incomplete without trying the world famous Biryani. But worry not you can now make the same tasty stuff in your own kitchen! Here are some fabulous biryani recipes for you to try Hyderabadi Veg Biryani

Also, we have got the Mughlai variants and some healthy varieties Zero Oil Biryanis

This collection of recipes is sure to bring a smile to your face and encourage you to put on your chef’s cap and treat your family to more joyous, tastier meals!

Veg Biryani Recipes

A slightly elaborate procedure that involves preparation of a special paste, saffron-tinged rice and a masoor mixture, which are then arranged appropriately and baked till the flavours mingle and multiply to drape the rice with a magical aroma that is irresistible. Indeed, the Masoor and Tomato Biryani is an experience worth the effort.
You are sure to have tried cashew pulao, but how about Almond Biryani? An innovative rice preparation rich with the aroma of spices, the Almond Biryani combines French beans and green peas with sliced almonds adding a dash of crunchy fun to each mouthful. Using cooked rice and readily available biryani masala, this dish can be prepared within minutes. The garnish of fried onions and almonds adds to the appeal of this biryani.
The Kabuli Chana Biryani is a unique blend of rice and pulses. Saffron-tinged rice is layered with a tongue-tickling kabuli chana gravy, covered with foil, and baked for a while till the flavours meld to make an awesome one-dish meal. This dish is so delicious that you just need to serve it with a cup of low-fat curd raita to make a tasty, healthy and satisfying meal. We have used brown rice in this recipe to boost the fibre content. You can go higher up the fibre path by tossing in some more chopped and boiled veggies. This will help to bring down cholesterol levels. We would also advice you to maintain a small portion size, because it is always better to be satisfied with small portions of your favourite foods rather than having to totally avoid them.
The koftas seem simple, featuring just bread and onions with a few binding and flavouring agents. However, you will be amazed to see that the crunch and flavour of this kofta is the highlight of the Layered Bread Kofta Biryani. Here, rice is topped with a tangy gravy of curds, tomatoes and green peas perked up with whole spices, and dotted with these scrumptious koftas. Finally, this mouth-watering arrangement is topped with a curd dressing and quickly baked in the microwave oven, which saves a lot of time compared to the regular baking method, but must be served immediately.
Handi Biryani is absolutely superior to those made with other methods like open or pressure cooking, even though it appears to use similar ingredients. The simple process of sealing the lid with chapati dough and allowing the ingredients to cook within a covered environment makes all the difference. Basically, what happens in this process is that no moisture is lost. Water evaporates but keeps condensing inside the pot itself, so practically nothing leaves the pot – including the flavours and the aroma of the ingredients. This is what you call a pucca flavour lock! Relish this Lajjatdar Handi Biryani, allowing every spoonful to rest on your palate, and you will be able to discern the flavours of all the ingredients right from the whole spices used to flavour the rice and the tangy chana masala mixture, to the saffron and herbs used to top the layered rice. Lose yourself in the experience... You can also try other variants of biryani like Shahi Korma Biryani and Masoor Biryani .
Korma gravies are very popular with most people, thanks to their intense flavour and rich aroma. While you might have seen korma gravies combined with a range of veggies, paneer, etc., here we present an innovative, layered biryani made with korma gravy and rice that has been flavoured aesthetically with whole spices and saffron. So delicious, the Korma Biryani does not even call for a special side-dish, and tastes exciting with just a cup of curds or Raitas / Kachumber .
A reminder of the opulence of the Nawabs, the Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani is a royal treat that pampers you with every mouthful! Perfectly cooked long-grained rice is layered with a richly flavoured tomato gravy studded with scrumptious kabuli chana koftas. The gravy, made with tomato puree, masala pastes and spice powders has an intense aroma and deep flavour, which are ideal for the mealy koftas made of soaked and ground kabuli chana. A lacing of saffron, milk and mint before baking the Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani is the final masterstroke, which enhances this already luxuriant fare. Serve with Mint Raita and papad.
Biryani is an everlasting relic of the Moghul era that continues to live and breathe in innumerable restaurants and kitchens across the globe. Not only that, this traditional recipe has stood the test of time by being constantly adapted to suit the tastes of each generation. While many modern versions of this spice-filled rice preparation are made in the oven or microwave, here is a recipe that retains the original Handi cooked magic. Layers of rice and vegetable gravy are topped with an aromatic saffron mixture and simmered on the stove till the aroma multiplies and wafts out, to fill the room and the hearts of the diners! Enjoy it hot and fresh, with a Raita or a white-gravy based side dish like Paneer In White Gravy .
Paneer is a show-stealer! Undoubtedly one of my favorites. Layers of rice and spicy paneer mutter make this Biryani a real delicacy. And roasted onions add a yummy touch to the brown rice. I have used low-fat milk to enhance its calcium and protein content, even while curbing the calories. To keep the paneer soft, place it in warm water for a few minutes and then use it.
Vegetable Biryani is an all-time favourite rice delicacy, now famous all round the world. It is there on almost every Indian restaurant’s menu, and is also a part of the spread at weddings, parties and other festive occasions. Why, it is one of the first dishes that comes to mind when somebody decides on preparing a rice-based one-dish meal. A medley of vegetables and rice, cooked with spice powders, and a masaledar paste of coconut, ginger, garlic and green chillies, the Vegetable Biryani has a well-rounded flavour and is satiating too. It is quite easy to make in the microwave oven, and just needs simple accompaniments like curds or raita.


10 Popular Veg Biryani Recipes
 on 18 Feb 17 03:58 PM

Occasional festival per guest ya family member ko sab se pahali pasad Vegetable Biryani thanks for providing such a great recipes collection
Tarla Dalal
18 Feb 17 04:04 PM
   Very pleased and delighted to hear that from you Muskan. Keep trying more recipes and share your Feedback. Happy Cooking!!!