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May 18, 2010


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Last Sunday i tried this biriyani with slight variations from HERE.After tasting this , i reminded about the biriyani i had in AAB ( Adayar Ananda Bhavan ).Its aroma and taste were very similar to it.If any of u make  biriyani similar to restaurant style please share with me..I’ll try from ur blog..I hope U all would try this and let me know how u liked it ..

Veg biriyani

Ingredients :
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Water – 1.5 – 2 Cups (adjust as per given on the packet)
  • Vegetables – Carrot , Beans , Peas , Potato – 1 cup
  • Big onion – 1 no (Slice cut)
  • Green chilly – 2 nos ( Slit cut )
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Ginger , Garlic and Saunf / sombu Paste – 1.5 tsp ( Ginger – 1.5 inch , Garlic – 6 pods and Saunf – 1/2 tsp )
  • Mint & Coriander leaves – A handful
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Cashew paste – 1 tsp (Grind 5- 7 cashews )
  • Salt – As required
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Curd – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 small piece
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Marati moggu / Star anise – 1 no
Method :
  • Wash and soak basmati rice for 20 mins in 2 cups of water.
  • In  a cooker base take the oil and once its hot , add cinnamon, cloves , cardamom , bay leaf and star anise.
  • Then add the sliced onions and ginger, garlic and saunf paste. Saute well till its raw smell vaporizes.Now add half of the  mint , coriander leaves and green chillies. Mix well ..
  • Then add the finely cut tomato pieces and saute till it turns mushy.
  • Now add all the powders , cashew paste and mix well for few mins.
  • Finally add the cut vegetables with the required salt and toss it well.
  • Add the soaked rice with water , curd and the remaining mint & coriander leaves.Pour a tsp of ghee .
  • Close the cooker and cook for 1 whistle.
Yummy , Flavorful biriyani is ready to be served hot with onion raitha !!
Note :
  • We always want the briyani to be less spicy and mild in flavors. Please adjust the above said ingredients according to ur tastebud.
  • If u wish u can fry the rice in ghee before soaking in water.
I’ve already mentioned the benefits of spices here and
vegetables here,please refer it.
Star anise:
Star anise has been used in a tea as a remedy for rheumatism, and the seeds are sometimes chewed after meals to aid digestion.
Japanese star anise (Illicium anisatum), a similar tree, is not edible because it is highly toxic (due to containing sikimitoxin); instead, it has been burned as incense in Japan. Cases of illness, including "serious neurological effects, such as seizures", reported after using star anise tea may be a result of using this species. Japanese star anise contains anisatin, which causes severe inflammation of the kidneys, urinary tract and digestive organs.


  1. I am big fan of briyani! Sure adding cashew paste is new to me and gives a rich taste,will try that idea!

  2. i usually try only with red chilly powder...nexttime will try with coriander powder also...surely it will taste one. veg briyani looks colourful and healthy!

  3. Looks yummy..few new ingredients..sounds gud..bookmarked it

  4. Biryani looks perfect and very tempting dear :-)

  5. Perfect Biryani....So colorful too !!

  6. Delicious, colorful and tempting biryani.

  7. Love love biriyanis like this, looks so so delicous.

  8. Wow! wonderful click. Very tempting presentation. Love ur biryani very much..

  9. i love all biryanis...this looks awesome!!!

  10. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...கண்டிப்பாக செய்து பார்க்கவேண்டியது....உங்களுடைய kitchen clinic ப்குதி மிகவும் அருமை...

  11. adding cashew paste is new to me, which i nevr do,love the picture of the biryani.Just pack it and send across

  12. very simple one..sometimes i prefer to do this.the addition of cashew paste is new idea..will try it.biriyani is everyones favorite right.sure will share u the recipes..

  13. Super....i love any kind of biriyani

  14. I am huge rice fan and love biryani too :) This looks mouthwatering :)

  15. Biryani looks delicious, lovely color!

  16. Chitra,

    Vegetable biriyani looks really nice. I love the color.

  17. I'm a big fan of briyani..not only me my whole family. Your Briyani looks great...

  18. Delicious and my favourite biryani, looks truly awesome..

  19. yummy biriyani dear..tempting picture

  20. Looks yummyyyyyyyy... mouth watering recipe.. perfect click!!

  21. Veg Biryani looks very colorful and wholesome. Vey well complimented with raita. Beautiful click as well

    Hamaree Rasoi

  22. wow, that's a tempting pic. Biryani looks so colorful and yummy Chitra!!

  23. Wow Chitra,
    Fantastic click says the taste n richness of biryani...
    I can smell its flavorful aroma dear.

  24. Yummy Color, Yummy Feel... ALL YUMMY YUMMY!!!!! Loved it a lot & it is truly a well prepared Biriyani.... I am craving right now for the taste.... ;-)


  25. Thank u all friends for ur wonderful comments :)

  26. Briyani looks very delicious with the raita Chitra...adding cashew paste sounds very interesting..this must give a good taste to the briyani :)

  27. Hey Chitra,
    Great blog and yummy looking Biryani!
    All the best,

  28. Superb biryani Chitra. I too like the AAB's biryani....mysore pak and chaat item also tastes great there....looks very delicious dear.

  29. I tried this biryani recipe now and it came out really good.. thank you for the recipe.. i followed your recipe completely except for the spice level..

  30. Biriyani looks colorful and yummy.

  31. Oh! This looks so good! Lovely blog, I'll be back!

  32. I'm a huge fan of biryani..looks so tempting:-)

  33. My all time fav. Nice way to eat all veges in one meal. YUM!

  34. Nothing quite like this one dish meal. :)

  35. Tried this recipe as i got tempted by your recipe and it turned out really tasty.Thnaks for sharing.

  36. @ adukulavishesham and ramya arun , Thanks a lot for trying and ur lovely feedback.I am so glad u like it :)

  37. Today tried for lunch and turned really delicious and tasty.Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.

  38. Thanks a ton sudha , Iam glad u liked it :)


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