Friday, July 8, 2011

Vegetable Dum Biryani


iryani........when we think about biryani or biriani the image pops in our mind is spiced rice layered with lamb, chicken or vegetables. As mine is a vegetarian kitchen, we can think about only vegetable biryani. What is the difference between biryani and pulav? Pulav is made by cooking all the items together but in biryani rice and a thick curry is cooked separately and then arranged in layers. I layered this dish in Pyrex 8" square dish because that can go to oven to fridge to dining table.
 Recipe source -  Divya who adapted this recipe from Anu. Thanks guys for sharing this recipe.

Basmati rice - 1 1/2 cup
Water - 3 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 1
Bay leaves - 2
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon stick - 2
Green Cardamom - 2
Black Cardamom - 2
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Onion - 1 medium
Carrot - 2
Tomato - 2
Beans - 1/2 cups
Peas - 1/2 cups
Corn - 1 cup

Yogurt - 1 1/2 cups
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Kasoori methi - handfull
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Ginger powder - 1/2 tsp

In a bowl mix all the ingredients listed under marinade. Chop carrot and beans. Mix all carrot, beans, peas and corn in the yogurt mixture and put that in the fridge for few hours.
Wash and soak the rice for 30 mins. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add all the masalas listed under rice,  add rice and stir it once. Add water and cook the rice until 90% done.
Add oil in a separate pan. Once the oil is hot, add onion and fry it till in turns translucent. add ginger garlic paste and green chilli and fry for a min. add chopped tomato and stir for few mins. Add the marinated mixture. Cover and cook the vegetables on low heat. Yogurt should be cooked on low heat otherwise it may curdle. Cook it for about 30 mins.
Preheat the oven on 300F. In a baking dish add half the rice. Add the vegetable sauce. Add rest of the rice. Cover it with foil and put it in the oven for about 30 mins.
Serve warm with mint chutney or raita.


  1. lovely recipe...looks yum..:)

  2. Very interesting recipe...looks perfect dum biryani ...never sayno to this delicious n irresistible dish...

  3. yum yum biriyani..dum sounds interesting.

  4. Thanks for trying this. Glad you liked it :)

  5. Yummy biryani,looks irresistible.

  6. Looks yummy and tasty. Perfect with raita.

    Event: Fast food not Fat food

  7. My fav.. Have never tried in oven.. interesting..

  8. Getting tempted just by looking at it, sounds delicious! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and joining as a follower :)

  9. Making me hungry... delicious..

  10. Dum Biryani looks awesome... loved the layering.. Can have a plateful right now:)

  11. I LOVE this layered biryani! and yours looks delicious!

  12. Dum Biryani looks awesome...

  13. This dum biryani is really going to taste great! I am drooling! I see that you have a lovely collection of recipes!! Shall come back very soon...

  14. Exotic recipe ~ perfectly done n presented!
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  15. Delicious :) I have never tried making them at home :)

  16. Nice biriyani recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

  17. I love dum biryani. and love the way it looks. Cant wait to have some :D Yummyyy

  18. good one! Never tried baking it :)
    Thanks for sending it!

  19. Hi, Thanks for trying my recipe. Looks perfect :)



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