Vegetable Macaroni Biriyani

Days are flying at its own pace. A lot of ups and downs. In the past couple of days, I have heard a death and illness. Even though it is a part of life, is it something that we can just ignore? We all have to go through phases of illness, that may be like a passing phase but some that go on to become quite serious enough to take away life. We all have to always remember the fact that: “Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.” (Al Qur’an 21:35)Β Such reminders are necessary to keep us fixed to where we are, to keep ourselves humble, to remind ourselves that life is but a mirage and we as travellers, need to ensure that we do not get tricked to believe that we are immortals and can live and treat others the way we want. I guess whatever I seem to punch in today is quite hard language as far as a food blog is concerned, but I was just trying to portray the frame of mind I am in… πŸ™‚
On a lighter note, coming to today’s recipe – do not get tricked by the name. It may be called biriyani because we leave the macaroni and masala on a literal dum for the last 10 minutes and likely it gets it’s name. Whatever said and done, this is a quick fix meal that you can put together for those lazy days. That is why I love macaroni/ pasta – you don’t know what to make for lunch or dinner, then pasta is there to show you the way!!! πŸ™‚



Vegetable Macaroni Biriyani

Course Pasta
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 300 gm macaroni - I used shell shaped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 large onion sliced
  • 3 green chillies slit
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1-1/2 cup mixed vegetables - I used frozen vegetables
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook the macaroni till al dente. Drain and run through cold water so that the macaroni stays seperate, Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Once hot, add the pastes and saute till raw smell goes.
  • Add the onions and chillies with a pinch of salt and saute till well cooked.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook till smashed.
  • Now add the coriander, chilli and turmeric powder and cook till the raw smell is gone. Switch off the flame and allow to cool.
  • Grind the onion masala with little water to make a paste.
  • Reheat the saucepan, add the ground masala and the mixed vegetables and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Adjust the salt at this time. Add the cooked macaroni, give it a nice stir till the masala wraps the macaroni completely.
  • Sprinkle the garam masala on top. Close the lid tight and leave it on low flame for 10 minutes for the flavors to mix.
  • Serve warm!!!

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  1. Wow! Great name and a delicious post! πŸ™‚

    1. thank you so much rita… πŸ™‚

  2. looks delicious…("don't know what to make….pasta will show you the way")good ad for pasta companies..hehe

    1. Thank u so much ruxana… lol 4 dat comment… πŸ˜€

  3. Rafeeda, first thing to look in the pantry when I am lazy. loved it.

    1. Thank u so much sebeena…

  4. its fact, but..difficult to accept allae…
    and yes, did indeed get a bit carried away by the name πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much sona… πŸ™‚

  5. This looks absolutely delicious..

    1. Thank u so much sona…

  6. Wow! Awesome recipe.. Great way to incorporate vegetables and macaroni together Rafeeda πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much nilu…

  7. as you said, life is a mirage…
    The pasta looks delicious

    1. Thank u so much Kaveri. ..

  8. seriously biryani and macroni, what a combination.

    1. Thank u so much dear…

  9. I know Rafee its the same here. I too have been hearing of people suffering esp cancer off late. I wonder as to why some people carry soo much hatred and jealousy when one's life is unpredictable.

    Anyway, wow biryani and pasta..!! too much Rafee. Looks delicious.

    1. Yeah, situation is really depressing… thank u so much rekha dear…

  10. I think you are biryani lover like me. I try to convert everything to biryani. Macroni Biryani sounds good.

    1. Yes humi… I am… πŸ™‚ thank u so much…

  11. Looks sooooooooooo inviting !

    1. Thank u so much divya…

  12. i like that quote and always bring a lot of things to ponder deeply Rafee! And pasta, yum yum, just when I try to steer away from carbs, u tempt me with this kind of delicious meal! Only You would have thought of something brilliant like pasta biryani, great!

    1. Dear, it's a Quranic verse…very strong and straight!!! πŸ™ Thank u sweetheart 4 ur lovely comments…

    1. Thank u so much gayathri…

  13. Everyday Varieties…Masha Allah!!!!!

    1. Jazakallah shaai… πŸ™‚

  14. this looks super delicious rafee

    1. Thank u so much divya…

  15. truly tempted 2 d title of d recipe…n luks really delicious..diff way 2 go…

    1. Thank u so much usha…

  16. delicious biryani… kids wud love in pasta way πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much preeti… πŸ™‚

  17. I was never this creative when I was a vegetarian. This looks fantastic!

    1. Thank u so much cathleen…

  18. macaroni biryani? am tryin this for sure !

    1. Thank u so much shree… πŸ™‚

  19. very innovative biriyani dear..very nice idea…

    1. Thank u so much saranya… πŸ™‚

  20. Very innovative and tempting macaroni biryani.

    1. Thank u so much neela… πŸ™‚

  21. nice indian touch to it

    1. Thank u so much preety… πŸ™‚

  22. Wow! Now thats called taking it to a another level! Yumm!

    1. thank you so much charul… πŸ™‚

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