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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hyderabad Vegetable Dum Biryani

I know for some it is boring to eat veg biryani. But once a while pure non-vegetarian should eat some veggies. My husband doesn't like veg biryani. When he is working on sunday's/saturday's i make veg rice/pulao/biryani. This is not as famous as Hyderabad Chicken/Mutton dum biryani among non-vegetarians but famous with people who don't non-veg.


Ingredients for marination

Veggies- Carrot
Curd 1 cup
Ginger and garlic paste 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Shahi zeera 1/4 tsp
Clove 2
Cinnamon 1/4 inch stick
Marathi Mooga 1
Star anise 1
Chopped Mint leaves  1/3rd cup
Chopper coriander leaves 1/3rd cup
Fried Onion 1/2 cup
Oil 2 tbsp
Green chilies 2

Marinate for 1 hour.

Basmati Rice 2 cups
Shahi zeera 1 tsp
Clove 2
Cinnamon /4 inch stick
Green chillies 2
Coriander and mint leaves few

Soak rice with the above masala for 1 hour.

For layering

Fried onions 1/4 cup
Saffron soaked in milk
Dagad Phool little
Biryani leaf 1
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
Coriander and mint leaves chopped few


Take a pan. Add 4 tbsp oil. Add the marinate veggies. Cover and cook until gravy forms.

Cook rice until it is 3/4 done. Drain the water from the rice.

On the veggies sprinkle lemon juice,dagad phool and bay leaves.

Spread rice on the veggies.

Sprinkle saffron water.

Spread fried onions,coriander leaves and mint leaves.

Cover the bowl with foil and cook on dum for 1/2 hr on low flame.

I always place a pan under the bowl so that the flame doesn't reach the bowl directly and the biryani is cooked on low flame without vapors escaping.

Enjoy biryani with raita and mirchi ka salan.



  1. Lovely and delicious looking veg dum biriyani. Wonderfully prepared.

  2. biryani luks mouthwatering, pass me a plate dear!!!

  3. Bookmarked this one...Biriyani looks really delicious...

  4. It's amazing recipe of Biryani. I will try at home.Restaurants in Gurgaon


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