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March 5, 2009

Vegetable Dum Biryani Recipe In Pressure Cooker

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Vegetable biryani recipe
I tried this dum biryani using a pressure cooker for the first time. I had an eye on this recipe for long time.I was searching cook books,blogs etc to get the recipe.At last I got it from a book and a blog.I combined both the recipes and made it on my own. It came out very well with a nice color and aroma.We liked it very much!! Most of  you would have tried Dum biryani in different methods.Here I have shared my version.Hope you will like it.Lets see how to make Vegetable Dum biryani recipe in a pressure cooker.
Vegetable Dum biryani

Vegetable dum biryani recipe

Vegetable dum biryani recipe Vegetable dum biryani recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Lunch recipes
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
1 cup - 200ml
Ingredients reqd
  • Vegetables(carrot,beans,potato,peas) - 2 cups
  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
To Saute
  • Oil /Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1” stick
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Star anise/Marati moggu – 2 nos
  • Big Onion – 1 no(sliced)
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green chilly – 2 –3 nos(slit)
  • Mint leaves – 10- 15 leaves
  • Coriander leaves – a few
  • Tomato – 2 no (chopped)
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – As needed
  • Curd – 1 tsp
  • Red color – a pinch ( optional)
To Grind
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
To Garnish
  • Roasted Bread/Bun – Few pieces (optional)

  • Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes.Cube cut all the vegetables and keep it aside. Grind the cashews to make a smooth paste.set aside.
  • Heat a cooker base with oil and add all the spices one by one given under “ to saute” in the same order. Once the spices start to splutter,add the onion juliennes' and fry till transparent.Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell  leaves. Add half of the mint & coriander leaves. Fry it.
  • Add the slit green chillies ,fry and add chopped finely tomatoes.Cover Cook till tomatoes become mushy. Now add the vegetables and mix till masalas are well coated on it.
Vegetable biryani recipe

  • Add the chilli powder,cashew paste and salt ,mix well. Now add the remaining mint & coriander leaves and curd.Fry for a min.
Vegetable biryani recipe
  • Drain the water from the soaked rice and add to the mixture. Mix it well and add 2 cups of water.Add a tsp of ghee to it.
Vegetable biryani recipe
  • Pressure cook till it is 3/4th done.(I kept it for 6 mins after putting weight valve.My cooker generally takes 8 mins to cook the rice completely.)So depending on ur cooker,please vary the time.Now open the cooker and mix it once.
How to put DUM
  • Heat a dosa tawa and keep the cooker on it with weight valve.
    • Once the tawa becomes hot,simmer the flame and let the cooker stand on it for 8-10 mins..
    • The rice will be cooked full using the vapor inside. It wont get burnt.Once the pressure is released ,open the cooker and toss it once. Add the roasted bread pieces and mix it well.
How to make Veg biryani
Yummy Veg Dum Biriyani is ready to serve with onion raita.Enjoy !

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Anonymous said...

You sure make the yummiest food! Ive always wanted to try making these :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely dear

Chitra said...

oh,thats really quick,thanku alisa and shama:)

lubnakarim06 said...

Adding bread pieces is new to me. Looks yum...

Dershana said...

that's a nice one. do check out my way of making dhum too.

Raks said...

Mouthwatering!! Can you pass it over here? :))
Going in a short break,see u after a week:))

FH said...

Hi Chitra, glad to see you in my blog, keep visiting. I have blog rolled you now! :)

Dum Biryani looks fabulous. I love the aroma in the kitchen when we are making this. Great recipe, thank you and enjoy. Hugs! :)

Pooja said...

Biryani is looking mouthwatering...Nice one chitra..........

Malar Gandhi said...

Whooo love it ra, superb.

Deepa Hari said...

I love Dum Biryani Chitra...good one...i have been wanting to try this for a while...Like your recipe.

Anonymous said...

Great recipe! Yum!

Cham said...

I love dum biryani, delious one

Manju said...

soo yummy!!! im planning to make some egg biryani this saturdya..dont I love biryanis on weekends!! you can eat and not worry about sleepin gover your laptop at work :D:D

Poornima Nair said...

Looks delicious...making me hungry again:)

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

I love this biriyani! Mouthwatering recipe Chitra!

Indian Khana said...

We make the almost the same way with few changes...looks so gud...making me feel hungry ;)

Dibs said...

Loved the method! Really unique and agreat idea of giving dam! I must try this method too!

Chitra said...

Thanku all dearies:)

gtyuk said...

new method for me! interesting , has come out good.

Tangled Noodle said...

This looks wonderful! Now I have a craving . . .

Food for thought said...

Biriyani looks so perfect dear. I always love the way they add the bread crumbs on it:) Classic demo.

Varsha Vipins said...

Chitra,you really made me smile with that chweet comment..:)..Thanks dear..:)But I cant see me in your blogroll/follow list..:-?
Ofocurse I loved your blog.. :)..Biriyani's are my fav n guess what I am going to make a Mughal one now..I liked the idea of putting tht cooker over Tawa n dum..:) ..Now on you also will have to yawn on my long comments.. :D

Gita Jaishankar said...

I have never tried dum briyani before...this one looks great, I should try your recipe soon..thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe...congrats on your awards Chitra...

jesse said...

Mmm, have never tried dum briyani before either, but wow, looks like I've been missing out!! Congratulations on your award, you deserved it!

Chitra said...

Thanku mera,varsha ,gita and jesse;

Ann said...

ow .. biriyani looks so delicious and well spiced!