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27 Mar 2007

Vegetable Biryani Kerala Style

Basmati rice - 1 1/2 cups
Carrot - 1 no
Cauliflower - 1/2 of one
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Beans - 1/2 cup(finely choppped)
Onion(medium) - 4 nos(finely chopped)
Tomato(medium) - 3 nos(finely chopped)
Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Ginger paste - 1 tbspGreen chillies - 2 nos
Garam masala - 1/2 tbsp
Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 1 cup
Mint leaves(Pudhina) - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Lime juice - 2 tsp
Salt - As reqd.

How to prepare
1)Steam the vegetables and cook green peas.
2)Fry onion in the ghee.
3)When it turns golden brown, put garlic-ginger-green chilly paste and fry for 2 mins.
4)Add tomato, garam masala, salt, coriander leaves and mint leaves.
5)Cook for a few minutes.
6)Add yoghurt.
7)Put cooked veg in this masala.

For rice
8)Boil water in another vessel.
9)Add enough salt, a pinch of turmeric powder, 1 cardamom crushed, 2 small pieces of clove, 2 cinnamons, and 1 spoon ghee in this.
10)Cook rice until it is done and drain. :- Take care the rice not to be sticky.
11)Heat a little ghee in a pan or a kadai.
12)Put a little of cooked rice and spread 1 tsp limejuice over it.
13)Put one layer of the veg masala above that and repeat the process till the rice and masala are over.
14)Close the lid tightly and heat on a low flame for about 10 mins.
15)Mix before serve. :- Serve with yoghurt mixed with chopped onion and tomato, and pudina chammanthi or pickle.
This biriyani is easy to prepare. There are many other ways to cook biriyani. Will explain them later.


  1. Tried this veg biryani. It turned out good. thanks for the recipe.


  2. Thanks anon,
    Try more dishes from here..

  3. Hai

    it came out good ... it was superb..

  4. Dear Salma,
    Thanks for trying out my recipes and leaving your valuable comments, Enjoy visiting here..!! :)

  5. it good

    i will request my wife to make it for me

    but tell me about youhurt and corander leaves

    in hindi language


  6. thanks seena.....this came out delicious!! i can proudly serve biriyani now....thanks a ton!!

  7. Thanks San for the comment, glad to know it helped you! :)

  8. Hi your biriyani looks so yummy. Thanks for your recipe.

  9. Hi your biriyani looks so yummy. Thanks for your recipe.

  10. I tried this recipe and it turned out to be awesome..thanks.

  11. Hey Mathew, turned vegetarian? :)
    thanks for the feed back..

  12. for how many people is this recepie...

  13. very nice

    from swathi

  14. recipes r amazing specially
    for a starter lyk me
    ur recipes made my first ramzan as a house wife
    i lyk d way u xplain n each step
    it reallly helps
    as i ve least idea of amount to b taken
    great job

  15. Thanks Besi,
    Glad to know I could help you, enjoy more recipes from this site.. :)

  16. salamaleikum Seena...

    I dont know how to thank you.. I got married just 4 months ago and is in USA with my husband now.. I was a big zero as far as cooking is concerned.. But now.. with your help.. I am flourishing... I have tried so many of your recipes.. so many of them..but what made me leave this comment is the party we arranged yesterday for my husbnad's friends. they are non malayalees and they are not vry used to kerala food. but the feedback was too good and they were saying "awsome" repeaedly when they were having food.. we are really happy and thought of thanking this unseen friend.. thanks so much.. and expecting more in the future...Insha Allah..

    Neema Afsal

  17. Wa alaikkum salam, Neema!
    Really happy to know you tried out much and loved them.. esp. thanks for letting me know your guest's reaction.. :)
    Keep trying out much and leave your fbs..
    All the best..! :)

  18. Thank u soooooooo much fr this recipe.

    ur blog is a blessing for me. :)

    Bcos of this blog i can giv tasty food fr my hubby. :) The credits goes to you only...

    Thank u.....

    NITHU again.:)

  19. hai ,

    i made biriyani as per your was good... your recipe is easy to follow... thanks a lot...all the best....

  20. I tried recipes for biriyani frm several sites but dis one was the best..
    Thanks 4 posting such a wonderful recipe

  21. hi seena,

    I dont know much about cooking.
    I prepared this veg biriyaani today and all my family members liked it.
    My husband who is a good cook told that it tasted like the one we buy from restraunts..
    Thanx a million.. :)


  22. good one..i tried and it worked..but the end 10 mins cooking was not necessary i think..that made my rice a little sticky... otherwise it was awesome..rajeesh nambiar

  23. Hi Seena,

    I have tried many of your recipes and we all are admirers of your recipes.

    This sunday i tried this recipe. Was easy to make. But my family didn't like the sour taste of yoghurt (which is added alone with the vegetable mix). I used "naadan thairu". Is it because the thairu was more sour than expected? Other than that, it was all ok.

    Also, i didnt get the vegetables in the same colour as is given in the pic. My vegetables lost colour. How did you steam the vegetables?


  24. Thankz for ur recpy i,ll try it chechi.

  25. hi Seena.
    I tried on Friday. IT WAS VERY NICE. MY FAMILY

  26. dat was really delecious ...
    hmm.. yummyyy..

  27. tanx 4 a delicious recipee.....we tried dis came goooood......

  28. hi am going to try this one,i will cmbak after sometime ok....


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