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One Pot Vegetable Biryani

One pot delicious and easy veg biryani prepared using variety of fresh veggies. Healthy and nutritious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Lunch / Dinner, One pot
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 478kcal


  • 2 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 2 pieces medium carrots diced into 1" to 1 ½"
  • 2 cup cauliflower florets (around 1" size)
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 2 large onions sliced
  • ½ cup curd
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • cup chopped fresh mint
  • cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon black cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoon biryani masala (or more if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or any other cooking oil
  • 4 cup water or vegetable stock
  • salt to taste


  • Soak rice in water and set aside for 15-20 min.
  • Heat oil in a large heavy bottom pot on medium to high heat. Add onions and saute them until caramelize (for about 8-10 min).
  • Put black cumin, minced garlic, green chili and cook for about 1 min
  • Add cauliflower, carrots and french beans and saute for 6-8 min
  • Finally add yogurt, lemon juice, green peas and soaked rice: gently mix well.
  • Season the mixture with salt and biryani masala.
  • Add water or vegetable stock and bring mixture to boil.
  • Then add freshly chopped mint and cilantro and simmer the biryani mixture on low heat for about 18-20 min.
  • Serve warm to enjoy this flavorful veg biryani.


  • If you are vegan, don't use yogurt. Instead, add 1 or 2 tablespoon extra lime juice to enhance the taste.
  • Biryani tastes really well with spiced yogurt. Season yogurt with salt, pepper and roasted cumin powder to prepare as a side dish to go with biryani (also known as raita).


Calories: 478kcal