November 29, 2015

Easy Spicy Veg Briyani

An awesome spicy delicacy is this vegetable Briyani, which is  liked by everyone. It suits almost all occasions and kids love to have this for lunchbox too. Since more vegetables are added it is healthy also. Vegetable Briyani with Creamy Raitha is our all time favorite. Making  Biryani with either Seeraga samba Rice or Basmathi Rice gives  a unique aroma. One pot healthy spicy meal to have on Sundays to relish leisurely...

Ingredients for making Easy Spicy Veg Briyani:

Basmathi rice 2 cups

Vegetables like beans, carrot, potato, cauliflower, turnip  1 bowl

Chopped onions from 2 onions

Bay leaves 2

Cardamom 1, cloves 6 and cinnamom sticks 1 inch roughly crushed 1/2 tea spoon together 

Oil 2 tb spoons

Ghee 2 tb spoons

Salt to taste

Things for grinding: 

Chopped tomatoes from 2 tomatoes

Chopped onions from 2 onions

Garlic pods 10

Ginger a piece of 2 inch size peeled

Hand ful of fresh cilantro and mint leaves washed cleanly

Fennel seeds 1 tea spoon

Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon

Red chilli powder 1 tea spoon

Green  chilli 2

Coriander seed powder 2 tea spoons

Fresh curd 100 ml

Put all the above mentioned items in a blender and grind to paste and keep aside.

How to make Easy Spicy Veg Briyani?

Wash the basmathi rice drain the water and keep aside.
Heat a pan with oil and ghee.
Drop the bay leaves in to it.Add the crushed spices too..
Fry the chopped onions to light brown.
Now add the chopped veggies and fry for a minute.

Pour the ground masala and fry till the raw smell goes and it becomes thick.
Transfer the soaked rice in to the pan and stir gently.
Add required salt.
Pour 4 cups of water in to the pan and stir.
Close the pan with a lid and keep the flame to low.
Wait for 15 minutes.

Switch off the stove.
Leave it undisturbed for 5 more minutes.
Meanwhile fry bread pieces in ghee or oil for garnishing.
Now open the pan and stir gently.
Garnish the bread pieces and serve hot with simple onion Raitha


  1. Hi,
    Is your 1cup measurement 250ml? I am planning to make 1cup measuring much vegetables should I add in 1/2 bowl? How much is your 1 bowl measurement?

    1. Hi divya,,
      My one cup is 200 ml ... If you are using 250ml cup then go in for one big soup bowl of veggies. Anyway no restricts to the quantity of veggies to be added.. The more u add, the more healthy it is..