Classic Vegetable And Paneer Biryani Recipe Video

An easy to Vegetable Biryani recipe. One of my favorites, this is also a very popular Indian recipe. Please try it and let me know how this Vegetable Biryani recipe turns out for you.


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group,


 Almonds15 Gram
 Biryani masala4 Tablespoon (1 Bag)
 Carrots100 Gram
 Cashewnuts15 Gram
 Cauliflower100 Gram
 Curds200 Gram
 Fried onions40 Gram
 Garlic ginger paste1 Tablespoon
 Green chilies3 , sliced
 Black cumin1 Teaspoon (Kala Jeera)
 Mint40 Gram
 Oil100 Milliliter
 Paneer50 Gram
 Potatoes100 Gram
 Rice300 Gram
 Salt To Taste
 Whole garam masala1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 727 Calories from Fat 313

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55%

Saturated Fat 5 g25.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 7.8 mg

Sodium 815.4 mg34%

Total Carbohydrates 87 g29.1%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g20.8%

Sugars 6.2 g

Protein 15 g30.9%

Vitamin A 101.5% Vitamin C 66.4%

Calcium 34.4% Iron 12%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Soak rice for 1 hr in a bowl. Now boil water add rice to it, the rice to be cooked half (70%) and strain the rice.
2. To prepare this exotic dish, take a pan add oil, whole garam masala (cardamom, clove, cinnamon, bay leaves and shahi jeera).
3. Sauté them and add jeera, ginger garlic paste, all vegetables cut into bit long size, mix well and add salt according to taste. Cook till they are half cooked. Do not over cook them as they would become soft and will not taste good for the biryani.
4. Now add fresh mint leaves, chopped coriander leaves, green chillies, biryani masala mix and half cup of curd. You can also add paneer if you desire to.
5. Take a biryani bowl, add half of the cooked vegetables to the rice, spread all over the pan add some curd, nuts (cashew nuts, almonds etc) if required, salt, golden brown fried onions, add half rice, repeat the same process again.
6. Lastly add fried onions, fried bread pieces, close it with a lid tightly, and cook over a slow flame for 5 mins.
7. Serve hot.

Editors Review

Why should the vegetarians be deprived of Biryani, the classic Indian rice dish? Watch chef Sanjay prepare the vegetarian version of the traditional festive dish. It is so rich, flavorful and aromatic, even the most hardcore non-vegetarians will want to eat it.



Anonymous says :

Superb expalnation
Posted on: 2 November 2011 - 10:00am

Anonymous says :

Posted on: 8 September 2011 - 11:40pm

beja says :

thank you so much
Posted on: 27 August 2011 - 12:03pm

Anonymous says :

I could make it too, it was delicious :) thanks!
Posted on: 23 July 2010 - 6:22pm

Sang_Vij says :

Hi, I prepared this vegetable briyani just as instructed by the chef in this video. It turned out excellent! The rice and the vegetables were at their right consistency. Usually I overcook either one of them. But I can say confidently now, that if someone follows the instruction in this video it will be 100% success. Thank to the chef for his good instructions and clear explanation.
Posted on: 18 December 2009 - 12:13pm

redone says :

Hello - this recipe looks good but I have a couple of questions. I'm in Canada and not near a good Indian grocery and also a little unsure of some of the ingredients. First question is you say you usually make your own Biryani masala...could you please post the recipe? And how much masala is in a bag? If you were to make your own ginger garlic paste should the mix be 50/50? And finally what kind of colour did you use in the end? Was that saffron color? Could this be made by soaking saffron strands in water or is it something else entirely that I need to find commercially?
Posted on: 14 November 2009 - 8:45am
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foodpsychologist says :

This delicious Vegetable Biryani with so many ingredients takes just 10 minutes to prepare? Wow !
Posted on: 25 October 2009 - 11:38am

Arif Nadaf says :

Delicious biryani recipe... I was craving for the dum biryani... thanks to you... I can make it whenever I want :)
Posted on: 25 October 2009 - 12:42am
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geethachagantis says :

I cooked it today..absolutely delicious...couldn't believe...Thanks for sharing...
Posted on: 30 March 2009 - 4:16pm
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ruchu_24 says :

Looks simple and delicious.I want to cook the biryani in oven instead of double boiler please tell me the time and temperature needed to cook in the oven. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Posted on: 5 May 2008 - 4:40pm
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neelamjindal says :

I tried this recipe , very delicious.........
Posted on: 21 February 2008 - 2:30am
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Ganesh Dutta says :

delicious biryani recipe, It will be a great option for vegans.
Posted on: 16 January 2008 - 2:23pm