Hyderabadi Veg Biryani

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Hyderabadi Veg Biryani

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 4
  • 500 gms basmati rice

  • 1 nos sliced onion

  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder

  • 1 tsp biryani masala powder

  • 1/2 cups curd

  • 2 nos carrot

  • 1 cups green peas

  • 1/2 cups cauliflower florets

  • 1/2 cups potato

  • 1 pinch salt to taste

  • 1 tbsp cashew nuts

  • 1 tbsp almonds

  • 1 tbsp raisins

  • 1 tsp crushed mint leaves

  • 3-4 nos black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds

  • 2-3 nos green cardamom

  • 1 nos black cardamom

  • 1 piece mace (javitri)

  • 2-3 nos cloves

  • 1 inch cinamom

  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg/jaifal

  • 2-3 nos saffron

  • 2 tbsp clarified butter

  • 4 tbsp oil


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cashew nuts, almonds and raisins and fry and strain it.
  • Add sliced onions, deep fry it and strain half onions for garnish and keep the other half in the pan itself. Add cumin seeds, black pepper, cloves, mace, green & black cardamon, cinamom to crackle and keep it aside.
  • Now, add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala powder, nutmeg powder and also 2 tbsp water and saute it.
  • Cut all the veggies in equal side and add these in the pan and mix it well.
  • Add 1 cup of water and salt as required and cover it. Cook it for 5 minutes.
  • Soak basmati rice for half an hour. After the rice being soaked, cook half done rice and switch off the gas.
  • Add clarified butter in a pan. Now, add half done rice and saffron in the first layer. In the second layer, add veggies of thick gravy and also put crushed mint leaves into it.
  • Now, repeat the first and second layer again.
  • Lastly, add fried cashew nuts, almonds, raisins and fried onions.
  • Cover it and now switch on the gas. Cook for 2-3 minutes in high flame.
  • Keep the pan on the tawa and cook for 10-12 minutes in low flame.
  • Veg biryani is raedy to eat. Serve hot.