Kerala Simple & Yummy Vegetable Biriyani


Kerala Simple & Yummy Vegetable Biriyani

Rice and vegetables in spices and coconut
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 nos Onions

Mixed diced vegetables:-

  • Peas, Carrots, Beans and
  • Cauliflower As reqd
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Karugapatta
  • 2 nos Cloves Grambu
  • 3 nos Garlic pods
  • 1 no Bay leaf Vazhana/Karuga ela
  • Marati Moggu A small piece
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt As reqd
  • Cashewnuts As reqd
  • For masala paste:
  • Coriander leaves
  • 2 nos Garlic pods
  • 4 nos Green chillies
  • 1/4 cup Grated coconut


  • Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes.
  • Half cook all vegetables and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add all spices, garlic and onions and fry till the onions becomes translucent.
  • Mix ground masala paste and cooked vegetables and fry till a good flavour comes.
  • Add rice and 2 cups of water(boiling water) along with salt.
  • Cover the lid and pressure cook for 10-12 minutes in low flame.
  • Garnish with fried cashewnuts.
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Response (5)
  1. L
    Lalitha Kammula January 21, 2004

    It will come out good.

  2. L
    LM June 23, 2005

    You have really made a biryani of only vegetables without adding rice.

  3. S
    Sundu October 20, 2006

    Vegie biriyani made without tomato tasted really delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Keep posting more recipes that doesn`t require tomato.

  4. K
    Karups&Vivek March 19, 2006

    i enjoyed lot on this…really good and easy…

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