Veg Dum Briyani

by - February 25, 2011


Basmati rice / Long grain rice - 2 cups
Onion - 3 ( medium, sliced lengthwise)
Tomato - 1 (medium, chopped)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp 
Green chilies - 4 (slit, lengthwise) or to taste
Potatoes -  2 ( medium, cut into large pieces)
Frozen/ fresh peas - 1/2 cup
Carrots - 1/2 cup ( cut into large pieces)
Green beans - 1/2 cup (cut into long pieces)
Cauliflower - 1 cup ( cut into big florets)
Paneer - 1. 2 cup (cut into large pieces ) optional
Mint & cilantro - 1 1/2 cup,minced
Yogurt - 3/4 cup
Saffron or orange food color - 4 ~ 5 drops

Masala powder

Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Red chili powder - 2 tsp or to taste
Coriander powder -1 tsp or to taste
Salt - to taste

For Seasoning :

Oil - 4 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon stic -2 inch
Cardamon - 4
Cloves -5
Bay leaves - 1
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black cumin - 1/2 tsp


  • Heat Oil in a pan, add all seasoning ingredients as listed expect ghee. Let it splutter.
  • Add sliced onion & green chili & saute it until it turn transparent golden color as shown in pics. Add ginger garlic paste & saute until raw smell disappear. Stir continuously to avoid onion mixture to stick to the bottom.
  • Then add all the veggies & saute it for 8~ 10 minutes in medium heat.
  • Lower the heat, add all masala powder & curd & stir well. ( If you want Paneer then add in this stage.)
  • When oil separates add chopped tomatoes & half of the mint & cilantro leaves. Mix well. After 5 minutes or when mixture comes to gravy consistency add remaining cliantro mint leaves & spread over the gravy.
  • Mean while, boil 7~8 cups of water in high heat. when it boils vigorously add soaked rice, 1 tsp of oil & 1/2 tsp of salt. ( don't lower the heat)
  • After 5 minutes or When rice boils, strain the water in a bowl & then add rice to the prepared briyani gravy and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle safforn water or food color water over the rice & cover with  lid & dum with the hot rice starch water.
  • Let it be in low heat for another 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • After 5 minutes, remove the lid. Add Ghee and mix gently with rice and gravy & serve hot with any raitha.

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  1. Yumm,such a tempting and drool-worthy veg biryani....

  2. Beautiful biriyani!!!! Love all those flavrs in it!

  3. Delicious and colorful veg biryani,makes me hungry.

  4. Tempting Color ...looks Perfect

  5. My fav anytime! Looks so bright n colorful..

    US Masala

  6. Cool dish and has ur personal touch as always.

  7. Looks wonderful and even now I can have a bowl of this biriyani..

  8. You are making me hungry ....this looks so gud n perfect

  9. Yummy briyani,luks delicious...

  10. Delicious Biriyani! I made this dum biriyani long back!Your post reminded me to make it! :)


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