Nawabi Vegetable Biriyani

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I could easily say this is the first vegetarian biriyani to be featured on my blog! Somehow biriyanis in our house has to be chicken, mutton or beef, but never vegetables or eggs. I have always tried to convince my folks at home how good they taste, but to no avail! If you don’t have people who don’t want to eat what you prepare, then there is no use, right… I prepared this one night when my parents were away and my “bakras” were HD and B. Normally, we never make rice at night, unless and until I really feel like making something. B was a bit hesitant when he saw that I was making biriyani with vegetables. The only solace he garnered was that I was going to serve it with the mutton fry. I must tell you that the house smelt heavenly while preparing this easy rice dish, which was finished off in no time. In fact, both the men commented that they never knew that vegetarian biriyani tasted this good. Not that it is a ticket for me to make vegetarian rice dishes, but at least this was a good start…Β Recipe adapted from here


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Nawabi Vegetable Biriyani

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice cleaned and drained
  • 1 large potato cut in small cubes
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • Salt to taste


  • Grind the "for grinding" ingredients and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, heat ghee. Spluter cumin seeds.
  • Add the onion and potato and cook till potatoes are slightly browned.
  • Add in the ground masala and cook for a couple of minutes or till a nice aroma comes.
  • Add the washed rice and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the water, keep on high flame till boiled.
  • Reduce the flame on simmer and cook on closed lid till the rice is almost done.
  • Give it a stir, add the frozen peas and cook further till completely cooked. Serve warm!

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  1. Flavorful biriyani…easy and yummy..

    1. Thank you so much Resna…

  2. Looks delicious and easy to prepare biriyani ..

    1. Thank you so much Shabbu…

  3. Veg biriyani is not hit at home.. every time I want to make it hubby says just throw in a few pieces of chicken to it.. πŸ˜‰ This sounds super easy n quick!

    1. Just do it like I did, Rekha – pair with a non veg side! Thanks a lot dear… πŸ™‚

  4. Raf; its flavorful and good as a complete meal. Just as I was cracking my head on what to cook this Saturday for meatless meal, here comes the biriyani. Good, its marked and will be rolled out.

    1. Hope u try it and like it, Nava…

  5. Bookmarked … πŸ™‚ easy to make..

    1. Thank you so much Afsath… πŸ™‚

  6. Love ur click………..Very flavorful and yummy biriyani………. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  7. simple but lovely biryani. Coconut milk and mint, nice combination.

    1. Thank you so much Mayuri…

  8. yummy, flavorful biryani..

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  9. super yummy biryani.. I love the spices in it.. Normally I add mixed vegetables

    1. Thank you so much Veena… that sounds like a good idea…

  10. very tempting flavors here,lovely

    1. Thank you so much Harini…

  11. yummy… i love mint n coconut flavor…

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  12. very flavorful biriyani:)

    1. Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  13. wow…it looks delicious and recipe seemed easy to make..will make it, In Sha Allah..Bookmarked !!!

    1. Thank you so much Faheema…

  14. This biryani preparation looks so different and very interesting. going to try this for my kids πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Gita… πŸ™‚

  15. Love this mint flavor briyani

    1. Thank you so much Jeya…

  16. Biryani, the word itself makes me hungry, cant resist to this flavourful biryani.

    1. Thank you so much Priyaakka…

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