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Easy One Pot Vegetable Biriyani | Step by Step Recipe

Easy One Pot Vegetable biriyani
Easy One Pot Vegetable Biriyani | Step by Step Recipe

Quick,easy and delicious one pot Vegetable Biriyani.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3

  1. Basmati rice – 1 cup
  2. Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  3. Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp
  4. Cinnamon – 1″ piece
  5. Green Cardamom – 2
  6. Black cardamom – 1(optional)
  7. Cloves- 3
  8. Bay leaf – 1
  9. Green chilies,cut vertically – 1 or 2( or according to taste)
  10. Ginger and garlic,finely chopped- 1.5 tsp
  11. Onion,finely chopped – 1 cup( 1 large)
  12. Kashmiri chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  13. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  14. Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
  15. Cashew nuts and raisins – 1/2 tbsp each( optional)
  16. Tomato ,finely chopped – 1/2 cup(1 medium)
  17. Vegetables,cubed – 1 cup( i used carrots,green beans and green peas)
  18. Yogurt – 2 tbsp
  19. Coriander leaves,finely chopped – 1 tbsp
  20. Mint leaves,finely chopped – 1/2 tbsp
  21. Oil or ghee – as required
  22. Salt – to taste


  • Heat oil in the rice cooker pan .( you may use a pressure cooker or heavy bottomed pan -see notes). Add cumin seeds,fennel seeds,cinnamon,green cardamom,black cardamom,cloves and bay leaf.Saute for few seconds or until fragrant.Next add ginger ,garlic and green chilies.Saute for about 30 seconds.
  • Now add onion and saute until it turns slight golden brown.
  • Add Kashmiri chili powder,turmeric powder and coriander powder.Mix well until combined.Add cashew nuts and raisins and saute for few seconds.
  • Now add tomato and mix well until combined.Cook until it turns mushy.
  • Add vegetables and mix well.Next add yogurt.
  • Add chopped coriander and mint leaves.Mix well until combined.
  • Wash and drain rice well.Add it to the vegetable masala and mix well.Add 2 to 2.5 cups water.( the quantity of water depends upon the rice that you use.I used 2.5 cups water.)
  • Add salt to taste , cover and cook until done.Fluff it up using a fork.Serve with raitha ,pickle and pappadom.


  • If you are using a pressure cooker.Close the cooker after adding water,bring to full pressure on high heat.Place the vent weight ,reduce the heat to low and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes( 1 whistle).Allow cooker to cool gradually.
  • You can also use a heavy bottomed pan to prepare the biriyani.In that case after adding water bring it to a boil over high heat.Reduce the flame to low ,cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until rice is done.Fluff the rice using a fork.

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    virunthu unna vaanga
    August 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Super yummy biryani and love the clicks… Well explained…

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    August 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm


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    August 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    This is anytime satisfaction…..totally delicious

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    September 1, 2016 at 1:18 am

    I am new to cooking and I LOVE Indian food but haven't much success with it in the past. I just made this recipe and it turned out great! I was worried because I had so many vegetables but it was really perfect. Fragrant, flavourful, and healthy 🙂

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      November 18, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Thank You Tracy.

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