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Vegetable Dum Briyani

Vegetable Dum Briyani I won't  prepare Veg Briyani often because of my husband. He would say, Briyani by default refers Chicken Briyani and nothing else.

 My friend's mom once shared this Vegetable Dum Briyani with us. My husband himself finished the whole Briyani. He also insisted me to get the recipe from her. Got such wonderful and detailed recipe from her, the next day itself.

Such a good veg recipe, which has mesmerized even  a Non-Vegetarian lover.. Such extra ordinary Briyani recipe follows..

vegetable dum briyani

Recipe For : 2


Basmati Rice                 - 1 cup
Carrot                            - 1 (Medium Size)
Potato                            - 1 (Medium Size)
Fresh Peas                     - a handful
Butter Beans                 - a handful
Big Onion                     - 2
Tomato                         - 2
Green Chili                   - 2
Ginger-Garlic Paste      - 1 tbsp
Salt                                - As required
Turmeric Powder          - a pinch
Yogurt                           - 1/4 cup
Chili Powder                 - 1 tsp
Lemon                           - 1/2
Corinader Leaves          - few
Mint Leaves                  - few
Whole Garam Masala   - Each 2
Oil                                 - 2 tbsp


  • Boil 3 cups of water in  a sauce pan. When the water boils, add washed Basmati rice. When the water boils again, reduce the flame and switch it off in another 8 minutes. By this way, rice would have cooked only 3/4 th.. When you take out the rice it should be mashable with hands but it should be little chewy when you eat.. Drain the excess water and let the rice cool. Sprinkle lemon juice over the rice and keep it aside.
  • Chop carrot, Potato into little bigger pieces. Boil all the vegetables. You can also add vegetables like Cauliflower and French Beans. Chop Big Onion lengthwise. Chop tomatoes, Coriander leaves and Mint leaves finely. Slit Green Chili.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add whole Garam masala to it. Whole Garam Masala includes Bay leaf, Star aniseeds, Cardamom, Cloves and Cinnamon Sticks.
  • After a minute add chopped onions and green chili to it. Saute till onions turn translucent and after that add Ginger- Garlic paste.
  • Saute till raw flavor goes off  and after that add chopped tomatoes to it.
  • After both onions and tomatoes are cooked completely add boiled vegetables.
  • Add needed salt, Turmeric powder and chili powder. Cook for 2 minutes and then add Yogurt.
  • Add also 1/2 cup of  hot water and mix the gravy well. Switch off the gravy in another 5 minutes.
  • Take a baking pan. Grease it. Place half of the rice. Then Gravy.. and throw coriander, some coriander and mint leaves.
  • And then add rest of the rice, gravy and again Coriander, mint leaves.
  • Cover the pan. I used baking sheet for it.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Bake it for 15 minutes. Let briyani sit in the switched off oven for 10 more minutes.
  • If you wish fry onions, cashews and add it to the Briyani. Mix everything and serve it hot with Raita..
  • If you don't have oven, simply heat a dosai pan. Place rice,gravy,coriander leaves in layers in a Pan and place it over the dosai pan.. By this, Dum briyani can be done on stove top.
  • Enjoy your Dum Briyani with Raita..