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Vegetable Biryani - Your Food Fantasy by Meenu

Vegetable Dum Biryani

A popular spices and vegetables mixed rice dish which is prepared by layering the biryani gravy and basmati rice in flat bottom vessel and sealing the lid.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Marination 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 Portions
Calories 653 kcal


For Marination

For Rice

Other Ingredients


  • First of all, add saffron to warm water and keep aside. Now, in a mixing bowl, add everything listed under marination category, and mix well. Keep it aside for 30-40 minutes.
    Marinating Vegetables for Biryani | Your Food Fantasy
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan/kadhai and heat ghee/clarified butter in it. Once hot, fry cashews and raisins till they are golden and take them out on a kitchen towel.
  • Now to the same ghee in the pan, add asafoetida, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, black Cardamom and peppercorns and sauté for a minute. Add chopped onion and saute them till they are translucent.
  • Add Biryani Masala, salt, chopped tomatoes and green chillies and roast this until it starts leaving oil.
  • Now add the marinated vegetables and 1/3 cup water and let it cook on medium flame for 10 minutes.
    Getting the Veggies ready for Vegetable Biryani | Your Food Fantasy
  • In an another pan, bring 4 cup of water to boil. Add cloves, black cardamom, green cardamom, peppercorns and bay leaves to it. Add salt, oil and lemon juice to it and give a stir.
  • Now add soaked rice to it and let it cook till the rice are 90 percent done. It will take around 8-10 minutes. Drain them in a colander and keep aside.
  • By this time, the vegetables would have cooked. Switch off the flame. Now take out half of the cooked vegetables in a bowl, layer half of cooked rice in the pan over cooked vegetables and spread chopped coriander, mint, fried onions, cashews, raisins and half of saffron water.
    Homemade Vegetable Dum Biryani - Your Food Fantasy
  • Again layer the rest half of cooked vegetables which we took out in the bowl, and repeat the above process of layering rice, mint, coriander, cashews and raisins topping it up with rest of saffron water. Add kewra water and orange colour mixed with water.
    Vegetable Dum Biryani Recipe - Your Food Fantasy
  • Cover the pan with lid and let it cook for 20 minutes on the lowest flame.
  • Biryani is ready. serve it with onion tomato Raita and enjoy.
    Vegetable Dum Biryani - YourFoodFantasy.com


1) Adding orange colour is optional.
2) You can skip marination if making in hurry, and can directly cook the vegetables with the ingredients.
3) You can use refined oil instead of ghee but this Biryani tastes best when cooked with ghee.
4) I have used the Cinnamon stick, Bay leaves, Cloves, Cardamom  and Peppercorns separate in rice and gravy as it enhances the flavour of biryani however you can use them together in one place only. 


Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Dum Biryani
Amount Per Serving
Calories 653 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 1406mg61%
Potassium 829mg24%
Carbohydrates 101g34%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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