Everyday vegetable biryani! Is it something different from normal veg biryani? I mean who eats veg biryani everyday? Haha, is it not true? People hardly think of cooking biryani at home but cooking biryani at home that too everyday is sounds very strange. What do you say? Do you want to try the best everyday biryani for vegetarians?
This is not just simple but also super delicious. It is very aromatic, spicy and easy to make dish.
This is such a lunch item what is perfect for any festival like Holi, Dashera, Diwali etc. In case you are planning to have a delicious vegetarian meal on the occasion of coming Holi then you should try this awesome biryani at home.
Though I do not play Holi every year because I was living in various cities away from my family for many years. So playing Holi every year did not go with my situation.
So I prefer to choose watching people playing Holi outside and have Holi special food inside, haha. This everyday veg biryani is perfect for Holi lunch because if you have already filled your stomach with too much pakoda & thandai. So you need to have a delicious & simple meal for your Holi special lunch.
Though I am talking about Holi special meal. But having homemade biryani with family members is itself as a festival. It is like a celebration of happiness, you do not need a festival.
It is mouthwatering and when it is served with a bowl of raita then it is like ultimate happiness for every foodie, haha. What do you say? Am I correct?
Everyday veg biryani recipe
- 200 gm basmati rice
- 1 medium-size potato, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup cauliflower floret, chopped into small pieces
- ½ cup carrot, cut into small pieces
- 1 medium-size capsicum, chopped
- ½ cup beans, cut into 1-inch size pieces
- ⅓ cup green peas
- 1 large onion, paste
- 2 large tomatoes, paste
- 1-inch ginger, paste
- Whole spices (4 cardamoms, 1-inch cinnamon stick, 4-5 cloves, 2 bay leaves)
- Pinches of nutmeg powder
- Pinches of saffron soaked in one tablespoon of milk
- 2 teaspoons red chilli powder
- 1.5 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 1.5 teaspoons rose water
- 1 teaspoon kewra water
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- 1.5 tablespoons refined oil
- ½ tablespoon ghee
- Water as needed
- Soak basmati rice into warm water for 30 mins
- Now boil water in a pot and then add 2 cardamoms, bay leaves and 1 teaspoon oil, boil it for another one minutes and add that basmati rice, cook rice till it is half cooked, then drain water and keep semi-cooked rice aside for further use
- Heat oil in a cooking pot (kadai) and fry small pieces of potatoes & cauliflower, one by one and keep aside for further use
- Then add 2 cardamoms, 1-inch cinnamon, 4-5 cloves and 1 bay leave to the kadai and saute for next 30 seconds
- Now take tomato, onion and ginger in a grinder and grind everything together (yes, I prefer to grind all together because it is everyday veg biryani and I do it to save time) and add it
- Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix
- Now add all vegetable - fried potatoes, fried cauliflower, raw carrot, capsicum, beans & green peas and mix with all spices, cook for next 4-5 minutes
- Now pour 1-1.5 cup water and let it cook over medium flame for next 6-7 minutes
- Add nutmeg powder & garam masala and stir to mix, now veg curry is ready
- Now take veg curry (half portion) in a large pot and spread it at bottom
- Add a layer of cooked basmati rice and add saffron milk, rose water, kewra water and ghee
- Then spread the residual amount of veg curry on the rice and then add another layer of rice
- Spread saffron milk, rose water, kewra water and ghee on the top
- Now cover the pot with a lid and place a heavy substance on the top
- Cook it over low flame for next 20 minutes and then switch off
- Everyday veg biryani is ready to serve