Veg Biryani | Vegetable Biryani

Veg biryani recipe with pot, pressure cooker & Instant pot options. Vegetable biryani is an aromatic rice dish made with basmati rice, mix veggies, herbs & biryani spices. This easy veg biryani is a total crowd pleaser! You will love this for everything from busy night meals to holiday family dinners. Biryani is a celebration of exotic flavors, vibrant colors and pleasing aromas infused into a pot of goodness. So this vegetarian dish is a perfect & hearty dinner packed with fragrant rice, vegetables, crunchy nuts, aromatic spices and herbs. It’s a dish you will often turn to time and again!



Veg Biryani

Biryani is a celebratory dish popular in many countries. A traditional biryani has layers of marinated meat and fragrant rice, dum cooked with caramelized onions, spices, herbs and saffron-infused milk. Making a good biryani, especially the traditional method requires time and patience since it involves a series of steps like marination, cooking biryani gravy, parcooking rice, layering and lastly dum cooking.

But the end results are worth the effort as every bite of it tastes super delicious with bursting flavors. Biryani is so much popular that vegetarians have embraced it and adapted it to a vegetarian dish.

In India, veg biryani is a very common dish which is made time and again in many households. In restaurants too there are different kinds of vegetable biryanis served.

About Veg Biryani Recipe

This easy recipe is a one stop solution to your biryani cravings as it shows you how to make super delicious vegetable biryani easily in 2 different methods – one pot method and dum phukt method.

One pot method is great for those busy weeknights where you temper the spices, saute the veggies, dump the rice and water. In one go, a delicious and quick veg biryani is ready! You can make this in a pot, stovetop pressure cooker or an instant pot.

Dum cooked veg biryani is a special dish which I make mostly on the weekends or for celebrations as it takes time. Both these methods require the same amount of preparation time. But the cook time changes considerably for the dum biryani, as we make the fried onions and slow cook the dish to infuse the flavors.


Both the biryanis turn out good in their own way but time is the key factor for most of us. So the choice is yours! Go ahead with the method you are comfortable with. But I don’t make the dum biryani on a weekday when we have busy work and kids’ school schedules. So reserve it for leisure days.

There are various notions that a biryani should always have meat in it and it has to be dum cooked. A lot of people like me prefer to make a veg biryani in one pot method because the entire process of dum makes sense to slow cook meats so the flavors are infused into the rice.

But still a vegetable dum biryani is classic! The king of all vegetarian biryanis in terms of flavors and taste.

Biryani is a meal in itself so it can be eaten on its own but for a complete meal serve it with shorba, bagara baingan or mirchi ka salan and raita. Finish off with some chaas or lassi.


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