Spicy Vegtable Briyani !!!

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  1. Basmati Rice – 1 ½ cups
  2. Onions – 1 large
  3. Tomato – 1 large
  4. Green Chilies – 3
  5. Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  6. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chili Powder – 1 tbsp
  8. Curd or yogurt – ½ cup
  9. Ghee – 3 tbsp
  10. Salt to taste


  1. Carrot- 1 cup
  2. Beans- 1 cup
  3. Cauliflower- 1 cup
  4. Potato- 1 cup
  5. Frozen peas-1/2 cup

BRIYANI MASALA (grind into powder):

  1. Cinnamon – 2 sticks
  2. Cloves – 4
  3. Cardamom – 2
  4. Shahi jeera – 1 tsp
  5. Anise – 2
  6. Bay leaves – 2
  7. Poppy seed (kasa kasa) – 1 tsp


  1. Mint leaves – 1/3 cup
  2. Coriander leaves – 1/3 cup
  3. Cashew nuts (roasted & chopped) – 5-6 pieces


  • Wash and soak the rice in water for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the Ghee in the cooker. Add the Briyani masala and saute for a minute.
  • Add sliced onions and green chillies and fry till they start to brown.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for about 2 minutes till the raw flavours goes away.
  • Now add vegetables along with the chopped tomatos and saute until the juice dries up.
  • Add chilli powder,curd ,chopped mint leaves ,corriander leaves and salt to the taste, mix it well and now close the lid for 5 minutes.
  • After that add frozen peas and soaked rice, mix it very gently, then add 2 &1/2 cups of water and mix well.(slowly)
  • Cover and cook with the weight on, until you hear 1 whistle.Switch off the gas flame. Allow the cooker to cool for 5 to 10 minutes and garnish with the roasted cashew nuts and mint leaves .
    Serve hot with onion raitha and pappad.


For basmathi rice the water should be measured according to the amount of tomatoes and curd used. Not allow more than 1 whistles and open the lid carefully after the pressure goes away from the cooker.

You can also add vegetables like broccoli, chow chow, radish, knol knol etc..

4 Comments Add yours

  1. kanimozhi says:

    delicious preethi

  2. Dong Lanh says:

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