Sunday, February 28, 2010

veg dum biryani

Enjoy holi with colorful veg dum biryani!!!

Ingredients :

rice - 3cups
potatos - 3-4
carrots - 3
peas - 1cup
onion - 1 big
green chillies - 6
ginger garlic paste - 2tbs
curd - 1/2cup
garam masala - 11/2tbs (divided)
red chilly powder  - 1/2tsp
turmeric - 1/2tsp
salt - 3tsp(divided)
cinnamon stisk - 1"piece
cloves - 6
star anise - 1 whole
orange food colour  - 1/4tsp
coriander leaves / cilantro - few springs
mint - few sprigs
oil - 5 -6 tbs

              (These are  very old  potato , so some buds are going on top  . I don't know whether they are edible or not so I removed buds and used the potatos)

Pre preperation  :
  • Finely slice onions and saute until brown color   (takes about 3tbs of oil) .

  • Chop potatos and carrots in to bite size cutes and saute them saperately until they leaves it rew smell(takes about 1tbs of oil each)

  • Saute peas until 2 minutes (about 1 tbs of oil)

  • In small bowl , take curd and add garam masala (1tbs) , salt , red chilly powder , turmeric , ginger garlic paste and mix well  . Add this curd mixture to the sautes veggies and marrinate for 30 minutes .

  • Mean while take water in big pot and bring it to boil . When water is boiling add salt(2tsp) , cinnamon stick , cloves , star anise  and rice and stirr well and let it cook until rice is 80%cooked .
  • Once rice is cooked , drain off the rice in a colinder .

  • Chop coriander leaves , mint leaves and slit green chilles .
  • divide sauted onions , chopped coriande , mint leaves , slit green chillies in to 3 parts .

For dum :
  • Preheat oven on 425 f .
  • In a oven safe tray , spread the marinated veggies as bottom layer (spread it evenly) .

  • On top of veggies , sprinkle 1/3 of the onions , mint and coriander leaves , split green chilles .

  • now spread half of the cooked rice on top of  it .(spread evenly) and sprinkle pinch of garam masala on top .

  • Again sprinkle another 1/3rd of the mint , coriander leaves , onions , green chilles on the rice .

  • Take another half of the rice and spread it evenly .
  • take remaining onions , mint , coriander leaves , split green chillies and sprinkle over top of the rice .
  • If you are using color , disolve the colour in 2tbs of water and sprinkle over the top of rice .

  • Now cover the tray with foil and put it in oven and bake it  for 20 minutes .

  • After 20 minutes , carefully  take it out from the oven and mix  the rice and veggies until they all are mixed well and cover it and bake it again for 10 minutes .

  • Now biryani is done .
Serve  steaming hot veg biryani with chicken curry  / kurma /gravy and raita

Veg bum biryani with onion tomato gravy and raita .
      - can use any oyher veggies like cauliflowe , bell peppers , cabbage , brocalini ....
      - I used dried peas . if using so soak them for 5 hrs and boil until cooked and use .
      - Use spices according to your taste .
      - Can use saffron instead of colour . Just soask in warm water / milk for 15 minutes before using .



  1. Wow! Biriyani looks fantastic! What have u kept on the top of potatoes in the second picture.

  2. Happy holi!!!and biryani too looks colourful and dum biryani

  3. Biryani looks delicious.Nice step by step instructions.

  4. thanq paddu for paying lot attension on pics
    the potatos I used are month old so some buds comming out them(i did'nt put any thing)

  5. i adore ur patience in taking pic..nice job and biriyani looks yummy..and gorgeous.

  6. Fabulous biryani.Great idea to Dum in the oven.Its less messy

  7. Dum Briyani looks so lovely..for a second I thought "Oh is it meat?" looking at the fried Onions ;)

  8. Dum Biryani looks so so to have it right now.....

  9. Fantastic..Love love dum biryani...Just a thought..If you have green parts along with the buds, I read somewhere that you are not supposed to eat it..Because the proteins get changed there it seems, but if it's only the buds, I think it's ok if you remove the buds :-)

  10. the biryani looks delicious.keep some for me.

  11. Simply inviting, great step-by-instructions.

  12. thanq gulmohar for doing research on potato buds and letting me n world know about it .

  13. Yum, yum, yummy! that does look great.

  14. First time here....

    Dum Biryani looks spicy and delicious.

    Love ur step by step clicks


  15. wow superb mouthwatering biryani...looks very tempting....lovely recipe with kul pice...loved this biryani...nice one

  16. First time here and loved all ur interesting and easy recipes. Absolutely delicious biryani. Your clicks are amazing and admired ur patience in clicking step by step. Following u :):)


  17. Hey nice blog ur recipe looking good.
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  18. Hats off to u r patience and's been long time i visited here....biryani looks delectable....

  19. Very Tasty....Thanks for your detailed....recipe...along with pictures

  20. First of all thanks for the name of the blog.
    Secondly add 1/2 tea spoon of ghee / your fav cooking oil to rice when its cooking, so that rice is not sticky and wont break.
    Lastly regarding the potatoes with green hue the toxin is solanine.
    Same goes with eggplant/brinjal which belongs to same family.
    Just my 2 cents being Gunturian first and physician next.

    1. thanq for taking ur time and educating me about potato buds and happy to meet people from guntur through my blog.

  21. Wowww looks so yummyyyy happy to find such a yummy blog :)