Easy and yummy veg biriyani

This is my moms special and I am just sharing her recipe here. Everyone at home is fond of this recipe. Do try, I am sure you all will like it.😊

The Chef (My mom)

Today I forced her to make the biriyani again, only to come up with this recipe post 

Veg Biriyani


  • Basmati Rice – 3 cups
  • Carrot – 2 medium sized
  • Beans – 100 g
  • Green peas – 100g
  • Ginger – 1.5 tsp
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Shallots – 15-20
  • green chilly – 4
  • Jeera powder – 2 tsp
  • lemon juice – 1 tbs
  • turmeric – 1/2 tsp


  • Cardamom – 4
  • Clove – 3
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Cinnamon stick – 2 pieces

Note: Preparation and Cooking both together it takes around 1 hour. Rice is cooked in more than double quantity water so that one it is cooked we can drain the excess water. Here Mom has added 10-12 cups of water. With this method, we can avoid the issues of burning the bottom, uncooked or overcooked rice etc


  • Soak green peas 5-6 hours.
  • Soak the basmati rice for half an hour.
  • Meanwhile cut carrots and beans.
  • Cook green peas and keep it aside. (1 whistle only is required if you are cooking in a pressure cooker)
  • Cook carrot and beans separately. (Make sure not to overcook veggies. You can also add pineapple, soya bean, etc)
cooked green peas, carrot, and beans
  • Next is to cook the rice. In the biriyani vessel add 2 tablespoons of ghee. 
  • Add spices and once it splutters add water.
  • Once the water boils, add lemon juice to it and add the drained soaked rice. (Lemon juice added to make rice not stick together)
  • Once the rice is cooked drain the excess water, sprinkle turmeric powder on top of it and shuffle so that rice turns yellowish.
  • Add oil in a pan, add ginger, garlic, saute for a minute and add shallots and green chilli. After sauteing for 2-3 minutes add jeera powder and mix.
  • To this add cooked veggies and green peas
  • Finally, add this mixture to the rice and shuffle well without using a spatula to avoid breakage of rice as shown in the figure below.
  • Add little ghee on top and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Tasty veg biriyani is ready.

It doesn’t take much time when compared to other biriyani or pulao. Please do try and let me know your comments.

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