Vegetable Biryani Recipe / Vegetable Biryani in Pressure Cooker / Restaurant Style Veg Biryani Recipe

I can proudly say that this is one of the best veg biryani i ever made. I have posted so many version of biryani in this blog like capsicum biryanibabycorn biryanipaneer biryanibrinji rice and etc..You can check all of them here..Infact i have a veg biryani recipe too, but not so satisfied with the image.

I wanted to post another version of the best biryani and the biryani like they do in restuarants..I was hunting for the recipe and finally got it, the secret for their biryani is the spice mix. So far i have never add biryani masala in my biryani, i just add normal spice powders. So yesterday i made a amazing homemade biryani masala powder and it turned out great..I used that powder and made biryani and it was simply amazing..So i am sharing that recipe with you all..

 So give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Oil - 1 tblspn
Ghee - 1 tblspn + 1 tblspn
Pandan Leaves / Ramba Ilai / Biryani leaf - 3 piece
Onions - 1 large sliced thinly
Green Chillies - 2 slit
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped finely
Biryani Masala Powder - 3 tblspn or to taste
Salt to taste
Carrots - 1 medium size chopped into small piece
Cauliflower - 1/2 cup chopped into bite size florets
Beans - 6 chopped
Green Peas - 1/2 cup ( I used fresh peas)
Sugar - 1 tsp
Cashewnuts - 10
Water - 3 cups

To Grind:
Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup chopped
Mint Leaves - 1/2 cup chopped
Ginger - 3 cm piece
Garlic - 4 cloves peeled


Wash and soak rice in lots of water for 30 mins. Take the grinding ingredients in a blender and make it into a smooth paste.

Heat oil and 1 tblspn of ghee in a pressure cooker. Add in pandan leaf and fry for 30 sec.

Add in sliced onions and saute till it is brown.

Add in green chillies and ground masala and saute for 2 mins till raw smell leaves from it.

Add in tomatoes and cook for 2 mins or so.

Add in biryani spice mix and salt. Mix well.

Add in chopped veggies and toss well in the masala. Add in soaked drained rice and mix well.

Pour in water and some sugar. Taste and adjust for seasoning.

Bring this to boil, simmer the stove and pressure cook for 15 mins.

Switch off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker.

Now heat 1 tblspn of ghee and fry cashews till it golden, pour this ghee and cashews over the rice and mix well.


Take all your ingredients

Soak basmati rice for 30 mins

wash and chop your veggies

take garlic, ginger, coriander leaves and mint leaves in a blender

make it into a fine puree

Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker

Add in cut up pandan leaves or we call it as ramba ilai / biryani ilai

let it fry for few sec..

Add in sliced onions and saute till golden

Now it is golden

Add in ground masala and green chillies

saute for a min

add in tomatoes

cook for couple of mins

take your biryani masala powder

add some in

add in some salt

mix that well

add in all veggies

toss well in the masala

add in soaked rice

mix well with the masala

add in water

mix well

add in some sugar, this is my secret touch

now taste some water and check for seasoning

bring everything to a good boil

simmer the flame

cover and pressure cook

now rice is done

heat ghee in a small pan

add in cashews

fry till golden

pour this over the biryani

mix well


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