Shwet's Sizzling Wok

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Vegetable Biryani

on November 15, 2014

If you are in a super lazy mood, and in a confusion of what to rustle up for lunch !! Bingo 🙂 This one’s a perfect choice.. Ready in a jiffy and soooo very delicious (Pssst.. its healthy too ;))


  • Basmati rice – 2 cups
  • Onion – 2
  • Green chilli – 3 (slitted)
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato-2
  • Mixed Vegetables -2 cups (I used carrots, beans and broccoli)
  • Mint / pudina leaves – handful
  • Coriander leaves – handful
  • Red chilli powder -2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Biriyani masala – 1 tbsp
  • Salt as required
  • Oil – 1 tbsp (I used olive oil, however you can use even ghee if you want it more richer)
  • Cloves -3
  • Cardamom -2
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  • Star anise – 1
  • Bay leaf – 1


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cloves, cardamom, star anise, bay leaf and cinnamon, saute for a 2-3 seconds, then add onions and sauté till it turns transparent.
  • Now add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few more minutes.
  • Add green chillies, chopped tomatoes and cook for a minute more
  • Now add the mixed vegetables, chilli powder, coriander powder, biryani masala, mint leaves, salt and sauté for a few more minutes. Now add the washed rice, 4 cups of boiling water and mix well.
  • Cook for 2 whistles, Garnish with fried onions and coriander leaves and serve hot with raitha

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