Hyderabadi veg biryani recipe | Indian veg biryani | vegetable biryani


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Hyderabadi veg biryani recipe | Indian veg biryani | vegetable biryani has always stood the test of time be it for a Sunday culinary spread or an Indian party. Learn how to make Indian veg biryani.

To make the rice for Hyderabadi veg biryani, combine 4½ cups of water, bayleaf, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, rice and salt in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till the rice is cooked. Strain the rice using a strainer and keep aside. For the vegetable gravy, heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the onions turn translucent. Add the ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add the tomatoes and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the mixed vegetables, paneer, salt and milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute.

Then to make Indian veg biryani, combine the curds, coriander and saffron colour in a bowl and mix well. Add the prepared rice, mix well and divide into 2 equal portions. Put a portion of the rice in a handi and spread it evenly with the back of a spoon. Add the prepared vegetable gravy on it and spread it evenly. Top it with the 2nd portion of the rice and spread it evenly. Pour the ghee evenly over it and cover it with a lid. Place the handi on a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook on a slow flame for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Biryani is an everlasting relic of the Moghul era that continues to live and breathe in innumerable restaurants and kitchens across the globe. Not only that, this traditional recipe has stood the test of time by being constantly adapted to suit the tastes of each generation. While many modern versions of this spice-filled rice preparation are made in the oven or microwave, here is an authentic Indian veg biryani that retains the original handi cooked magic.

Layers of aromatic saffron coloured rice and delicious vegetable gravy are topped with a generous quantity of ghee and simmered on the stove till the aroma multiplies and wafts out, to fill the room and the hearts of the diners! Enjoy vegetable biryani hot and fresh, with a raita or a white-gravy based side dish like paneer in white gravy.

Tips to make Hyderabad veg biryani. 1. Instead of edible saffron colour you can use saffron milk. 2. We suggest you to use basmati rice for best results. 3. Use fresh curd for better taste.

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Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani recipe - How to make Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

For The Rice
1 1/2 cups long grain rice (basmati chawal) , soaked and drained
1 bay leaf (tejpatta)
25 mm stick cinnamon (dalchini)
1 clove (laung / lavang)
1 cardamom (elaichi)
salt to taste

For The Vegetable Gravy
1 1/2 cups boiled mixed vegetable cubes
1/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 cup roughly chopped tomatoes
salt to taste
1/4 cup milk
a pinch of sugar

Other Ingredients
1/4 cup curd (dahi)
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
a few drops of edible saffron colour
2 tbsp ghee
Method

For the rice

    For the rice
  1. Combine 4½ cups of water, bayleaf, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, rice and salt in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
  2. Strain the rice using a strainer and keep aside.

For the vegetable gravy

    For the vegetable gravy
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Add the ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the tomatoes and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add the mixed vegetables, paneer, salt and milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the curds, coriander and saffron colour in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the prepared rice, mix well and divide into 2 equal portions.
  3. Put a portion of the rice in a handi and spread it evenly with the back of a spoon.
  4. Add the prepared vegetable gravy on it and spread it evenly.
  5. Top it with the 2nd portion of the rice and spread it evenly.
  6. Pour the ghee evenly over it and cover it with a lid.
  7. Place the handi on a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook on a slow flame for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Serve hot.

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what is hyderabadi veg biryani made of?

  1. Hyderabadi veg biryani recipe | Indian veg biryani | vegetable biryani, is made of cheap and easily available ingredients in India:
    For The Rice: 1 1/2 cups long grained rice (basmati), soaked and drained, 1 bayleaf (tejpatta), 25 mm (1“) stick cinnamon (dalchini), 1 clove (laung/lavang), 1 cardamom (elaichi) and salt to taste. See the below list of image of ingredients for Hyderabadi biryani.
  2. For The Vegetable Gravy: 1 1/2 cups boiled mixed vegetables (carrots , peas , cauliflower , french beans , potatoes) cubes, 1/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes, 2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera), 3/4 cup finely chopped onions, 2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi), 2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1 cup roughly chopped tomatoes, salt to taste, 1/4 cup milk and a pinch of sugar. See the below list of image of ingredients for Hyderabadi biryani.
     
  3. Other Ingredients: 1/4 cup curds (dahi), 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania), a few drops of edible saffron colour and 2 tbsp ghee. See the below list of image of ingredients for Hyderabadi biryani.

for the rice

  1. To make rice for Hyderabadi veg biryani recipe | Indian veg biryani | vegetable biryani, add 4½ cups of water in a deep non- stick pan.
  2. Add 1 bayleaf (tejpatta).
  3. Add 25 mm (1“) stick cinnamon (dalchini).
  4. Add 1 cloves (laung / lavang).
  5. Add 1 cardamom (elaichi).
  6. Add 1 1/2 cups long grained rice (basmati) , soaked and drained.
  7. Add salt.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
  10. Strain the rice using a strainer, discard the water and keep aside.
  11. Transfer the rice into a big plate to cool.

for the vegetable gravy

  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick kadhai.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  3. When the seeds crackle, add 3/4 cup finely chopped onions.
  4. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the onions turn translucent.
  5. Add ginger-green chilli paste.
  6. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  7. Add 2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder.
  8. Add 1 tsp chilli powder.
  9. Add 1/2 tsp garam masala.
  10. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  11. Add 1 cup roughly chopped tomatoes.
  12. Add 2 tbsp of water.
  13. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  14. Add 1 1/2 cups boiled mixed vegetables (carrots , peas , cauliflower , french beans , potatoes) cubes.
  15. Add 1/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes.
  16. Add salt to taste.
  17. Add 1/4 cup milk.
  18. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  19. Add a pinch of sugar.
  20. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute.

how to proceed

  1. In a deep bowl, add ¼ cup curds (dahi).
  2. Add ¼ cup finely chopped coriander (dhania).
  3. Add a few drops of edible saffron colour.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add the prepared rice.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Divide into 2 equal portions.
  8. Put a portion of the rice in a handi.
  9. Spread it evenly with the back of a spoon.
  10. Add the prepared vegetable gravy on the top.
  11. Spread it evenly.
  12. Top it with the 2nd portion of the rice and spread it evenly.
  13. Pour 2 tbsp ghee evenly over the rice. 
  14. Cover the handi with a lid.
  15. Place the handi on a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook on a slow flame for 25 to 30 minutes.
  16. This is how biryani looks after cooking.
  17. Serve Hyderabadi veg biryani recipe | Indian veg biryani | vegetable biryani hot.

tips to make hyderabadi veg biryani

  1. Instead of edible saffron colour you can use saffron milk.
  2. We suggest you to use basmati rice for best results.
  3. Use fresh curd for better taste.


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Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 17 Jul 20 03:56 PM


Very yummy and very well explained recipe......Awesome and flavourful....loved it!!!
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19 Jul 20 03:34 PM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 13 Jun 18 09:42 PM


Very tempting and delicious recipes
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mehjabeen, We are very happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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14 Jun 18 05:15 PM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 26 Apr 18 03:49 PM


Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 17 Apr 18 08:02 AM


I tried this recipe and it''s amazing thank mam
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Salma, Happy to know you tried the recipe and liked it.
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17 Apr 18 08:29 AM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 21 Oct 17 11:00 AM


is paneer optional maam?????
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 23 Jun 17 09:30 PM


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24 Jun 17 01:42 PM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 21 Jun 17 08:06 PM


Superb App n perfect recipe tastes..My family loves each n every recipe tried from here.Please increase the recipe for kids with regular green vegetables in a healthy version. Thank you.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Jesal, we are delighted you like the Tarla Dalal App. Here are some kids recipes. https://www.tarladalal.com/recipes-for-Healthy-Kids-342
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22 Jun 17 09:17 AM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 13 Jun 17 09:38 AM


amazing ... I made it at home ... and my parents and guests enjoyed the biryani ... all thanks to you ... a big hearty thanks ...
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Minal, thanks for you wonderful and kind comments. Glad every one liked the recipe. Happy cooking.
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13 Jun 17 09:54 AM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 02 Jun 17 01:17 PM


I downloaded the app and same day I prepared this biryani as per the recipe advised... I enjoyed preparing it and I and my husband loved it. thank you!! the app is good as it has several options of cusines, various types of menus, and the details provided in all the recipes is perfect. loved this app. thank you Tara ji
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02 Jun 17 02:23 PM
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
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 on 03 Apr 17 11:54 PM


it was awesome! :)
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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