Vegetable Dum Biryani Recipe – വെജ് ദം ബിരിയാണി – Veg Biriyani Recipe

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  • Yield : 800 gms Biriyani
  • Servings : 5 person
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 60m

Vegetable Dum Biryani Recipe – വെജ് ദം ബിരിയാണി – Veg Biriyani Recipe

“Go vegetable heavy. Reverse the psychology of your plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course.” 😉

Having said that presenting a vegetarian main dish here. Its an easy vegetable dum biriyani. Just note that its actually difficult to make tasty vegetable biriyani than a non-veg biriyani. So follow each and every step carefully.

Vegetable Dum Biryani Recipe - Veg Biriyani

Vegetable Dum Biryani Recipe – Veg Biriyani

Please do not skip the “dum step”. It adds the actual flavour for your biriyani. While serving, garnish with masala potatoes which I have mentioned in the last part of method.

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  • Ingredients to prepare biriyani rice
    Basmati rice - 500 gms (2 & 1/2 cups / 180 gms cup)
  • Water - 5 cups
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tbsp
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Salt for taste
  • Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ingredients to prepare biriyani masala
    Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli - 10 nos
  • Onion - 1 cup
  • Cashew nuts - 10 nos
  • Long bean - 1 cup
  • Carrot - 1 cup chopped
  • Cauliflower - 1 cup chopped
  • Potato - 2 nos (boiled and cut into big cubes)
  • Tomato juice - 1 cup made with one big tomato & 2 spoon water)
  • Yogurt - 3 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice - 4 tbsp
  • Mint leaves - 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Garam Masala - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Coconut oil - 3 tbsp
  • Salt for taste
  • Ingredients to garnish biriyani
    Boiled potato with skin
  • Chilli powder - 4 pinch
  • Turmeric powder - 2 pinch
  • Coriander leaves - a little
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp


Step 1

Firstly prepare biriyani rice. For preparing rice, boil water in a pot. In a separate think bottomed pot, heat coconut oil and saute rice for 2 minutes on medium flame.

Step 2

Then add garam masala, garlic cloves and turmeric powder to rice and mix well. Then add boiling water, mix well and adjust Salt.

Step 3

Cook this on lowest flame and allow rice to cook.

Step 4

In parallel make masala. For that heat oil and saute onion, ginger paste, garlic paste, green chilli, long beans, carrot, cauliflower and add adequate salt.

Step 5

Once vegetables are half cooked add mint leaves, coriander leaves, turmeric powder and garam masala. Mix well.

Step 6

Then add tomato juice, yoghurt & lime juice. Mix well and allow to cook for 3 minutes.

Step 7

Then adjust salt. Increase flame and evaporate excess water, if any. Then switch off flame. The masala is ready.

Step 8

Next is the most important and last step. It is to do dum for biriyani. There is a traditional process of steaming over coal called as doing “dum”. I am doing this process in a clay pot and in my gas cooking range oven. This really adds taste and flavour to Biriyani.

Step 9

Grease a dry clay pot with ghee. Layer biriyani rice and vegetable masala by adding some fresh mint leaves and some ghee in between the layers. On top, add a spoon of ghee. Close the clay pot tightly with an aluminium foil.

Step 10

Bake in gas oven at 170 degree for 20 minutes.

Step 11

After 20 minutes your easy and tasty vegetable dum biriyani (ബിരിയാണി) is ready to serve.

Step 12

For seasoning while serving, shallow fry boiled potato cubes in coconut oil, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt mixture.

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