Veg Biryani- One Pot Meal

One Pot Meals have been our fav…. And that too when its burning hot this ios a comfort food.
The heat is unbearable these days… nd  at tht time long time in kitchen is a fuss… the most ez thing to do is dump everything in cooker and wait for 15 min ur dish is ready……. J
M sure there is no person who says no to Biryani’s may be it veg for the vegetarians or non veg version for the non veggies…
Normally I do it in a very simple way vthout yogurt, saffron and layering process as its the most ez way for me... this one also was Yum But time consuming… lazy me :D

We Need: 1 1/2 c uncooked long grain rice

3 pinches of saffron
6 cashewnuts broken into halves
3 tomatoes finely chopped
1/4 c yoghurt
1 1/2 c mixed boiled vegetables (capsicum, cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, green peas,french beans)
1 tbsp chopped coriander
3 tbsp chopped mint leaves
a little milk
4 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp ghee (for adding on top of the rice)
salt to taste
To be ground in to a paste:
6 cashewnuts
6 cloves garlic
1 inch piece ginger
3 cardamoms
4 green chillies
3 cloves
1 tbsp poppy seeds
2 sticks cinnamon
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tomato
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 onions

·        Soak rice atleast for 20 minutes .
·        Boil the rice in salted water. Each grain of the cooked rice should be separate.
·        Drain and cool. Soak saffron in little hot milk and rub until it dissolves.
·         Heat the ghee and fry the onions until brown and crisp. Remove the onions and in the same ghee, add the cashewnuts and raisins and fry for a few seconds.
·         Remove and keep aside for garnish.
·        In the same ghee, add the ground paste and fry for 3 to 4 minutes.
·        Add the tomatoes and fry again for 2 to 3 minutes.
·        Add the yoghurt and fry till liquid evaporates a bit.
·         Add the boiled vegetables, mint, coriander and cook for a while.
·        In the pressure cooker,  Spread half the vegetables. Layer half the rice on it.
·        Sprinkle, half the saffron liquid, half the onions, half the fried nuts.
·         Repeat with the remaining vegetables, rice, saffron and nuts. Add ghee( atleast 2 tbsp).
·         Cover and cook for  15 minutes without the weight.
·        Now Mix it well and serve…. (not a compulsion to mix everything together)(  I mix it as DH loves it like tht)
·        Serve hot with raita.


I even have Suma’s version of Pulav vch I will upload soon J J JTastes Yum Yum Face Eating Yellow Smiley Decoration Images when u add lozza loveYellow Smiley Face In Love Decoration Images in it.

Till then,
Signing of


Indian Khana said…
One pot meal is my fav too...always gud :)..this looks yummy
Finla said…
I love dishes like this.
Priya Suresh said…
Aps, am coming rite over there to enjoy this most fav dish..
Sushma Mallya said…
loved the pulav & the garnishing as well..really a nice one aps
Asha said…
Lovely! Looks moist and spicy. I love Biryani too but so much work. One pot sounds great.
Rachana said…
I love one-pot meal :) Veg biryani looks delicious!
Suji said…
Wow..Veg biriyani looks yummy Aps..Mouthwatery biriyani..

Kairali sisters
Nitha said…
Veg biriyani looks so yummy and spicy..
Desisoccermom said…
Love a one pot meal any day of the year, especially when you come home tired and don't wanna cook a full meal. Nice recipe.
Hari Chandana P said…
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... looks sooo tempting.. perfect presentation.. Nice job dear..:)
Unknown said…
Thats a really tempting veg biriyani, Aps..Love this recipe..
PranisKitchen said…
really its best at any time..somewahta a healthy one too..looks so delicious nice presentation too
Unknown said…
looks spicy and delicious..
Sum Raj said…
looks fantastic also the presentation yaar..waiting for suma's version :)
Unknown said…
i love biriyani veg biriyani amazing i love it thanks for lovely post
divya said…
Hey im new to ur blog and wow what a lovely blog...its very attractive and i liked all the recipes a lot....thats so nice of you./....and this dish was so colorful and healthy ingredients too.....keep going...happy to follow u..
Do drop in sometime...
arthi said…
Your biriyani looks so tempting.nice clicks and wonderful garnish for the biriyani!!

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