Vegetable Dum Biryani

Vegetable Dum Biryani

Vegetable Dum Biryani

A flavorful and aromatic vegetable rice dish, cooked in the dum method by layering vegetables, rice and herbs; it is a perfect one pot meal with just yogurt on the side!


½ cup Basmati rice
2 cups sliced red onions
½ cup cauliflower florets
½ cup chopped carrots
¼ cup green peas
2 green chillies/japlapenos
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon grated garlic
3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves/cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
½ cup yogurt/curd
2 green cardamoms
1 black cardamom
1 star anise
3 cloves
2 half inch pieces cinnamon
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon garam masala powder (I used 1 teaspoon MDH Paneer butter masala powder)
1 to 1 ½ tablespoons fresh coriander powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon red chillli powder (optional)
Few strands of saffron strands soaked in 3 tablespoons of milk/water
Salt to taste
¼ cup cooking oil plus more if needed
2 to 3 tablespoons ghee/clarified butter
Few cashew nuts and raisins for garnishing

Full recipe: Vegetable Dum Biryani

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