Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani


"A quick and easy Indian rice dish that can serve as the main course or an appetizer!"


30 m servings 277 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.9g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 922 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse and soak rice for 30 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute cumin seeds and cloves for less than 1 minute. Saute the onion, stirring constantly, until brown. Stir in rice and fry for about 1 minute, stirring. Stir in the water, salt, garam masala, chili powder and vegetables. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and stir in butter before serving.
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  1. 29 Ratings


This turned out horribly. I followed the directions word for word. Here's my thoughts on where it went wrong: 1) Too much garam masala. This has to be some horrible mistype on amount. 2 Tbs...

One of the better veg. biryanis I have made. I never soak basmati as I find it makes it too mushy. I also added a cinnamon stick after the onions caramelized. I used fresh brocolli, carrots, ...

This is a fabulous recipe and I highly recommend it!! I follow the Weight Watchers program and it comes to just 4.5 pts per serving if you use a reduced-fat margerine instead of butter. The r...

This was a really good biryani but I would make two suggestions for making it better...1. Don't soak the rice for that long if at all or it will be on the mushy side. 2. Cut back on the clove, i...

This was a pretty good recipe, first time I made veggie biryani that didn't come out all mushy! I used fresh veggies for the most part in this as I did not have frozen mixed vegetables. I used o...

Added some golden raisins, toasted pine nuts, and topped with non-flavored yoghurt. A great meal and the plain yoghurt was a perfect compliment. Thanks for sharing!

The rice got really mushy, we didn't like that. I cut back to 1TBSP garam masala, like suggested. It was tastesless. Will not make again.

It is pretty good. I put in fresh vegetables of mushroom, french beans, califlower and carrots and cut the garam masala to a teaspoon. Water was also cut to 2/14 cups and I put all in the rice c...

This was a great recipe. Very easy to cook and a great compliment to the spicy foods associated with Indian cooking. I served it with Spicy Chicken Curry, Naan, Cilantro Chutney, and Spicy Indi...