Vegetable Dum Biriyani | Hyderabadi Veg Biryani

Vegetable Dum Biryani
Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 30 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 1 Hr

When you are imagining biryani, definitely the taste buds will be active and the mouth will start to water. Biryani is the top most food and when we went outside most of them were all ordering biryani. Usually biryani is famous among non-vegetarians. But this is the best alternative for vegetarians using vegetables.


The vegetable dum biryani always tastes so yummy. Biryani is made with vegetables, spices, ghee and saffron and flavoured rice and fresh coriander and mint leaves. You can add some nuts like cashews and almonds with vegetables. Biryani always good when it’s hot. Vegetable dum biryani is ideal for lunch and dinner. That spicy and flavoured rice aroma will hungry more than usual days.

Preparing dum vegetable biryani needs little patience because it is quite long and pressure cooks the biryani. The vegetable gravy we need to separately do. The flavoured rice is also separately done. The gravy and rice are half cook because it is cook later. The gravy is mixed of spices, vegetables. The rice is flavoured by spices and ghee. We can chop the vegetable into our wish.

The onion are fried in hot oil till it turns to golden brown colour. The freshly chopped coriander and mint leaves aroma are feeling yummy while eating the biryani. The saffron colour to the biryani is giving good taste and more colour to the biryani.

The layering for dum biryani is vegetable gravy, flavoured rice, fried onions, fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, and saffron water. Two layers is sufficient for preparing dum. More layers also no problem at all. So no changes in layer. After closing the lid we need to close all the sides from the wheat dough. After sealing from dough the air should not go out and in.

The vegetable dum biryani is well with plain curd or raita or tomato sauce. When the biryani is hot, enjoy it. It is one of the best lunches or dinners for guests. Enjoy the recipe with your loved ones and make a memorable day.

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Health Benefits of Biryani:

  • It makes people happy: Eating well can improve one’s mood. Biryani exemplifies this. There is never a person who is depressed after eating biryani.
  • Biryani has a rich flavour that reflects the cultures of different parts of India due to the ingredients and flavour combinations used in it. This results in a flavorful recipe.
  • Spices: Spices contain antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. Biryani contains health-promoting spices such as garlic, cumin, ginger, saffron, turmeric, and black pepper.
  • Vegetables are an important component of biryani and are high in nutrients. As a result, the dish is high in protein.
  • Improves digestion: Biryani is a spice blend that includes cumin, turmeric, black pepper, and ginger, all of which have anti-inflammatory properties and can help with digestion and body detoxification.

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0/28 Ingredients
Adjust Servings
    For Biryani Gravy
  • For Flavoured Rice
  • For Layering & Dum


0/9 Instructions
  • Take the rice, wash it and soak it for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Chop all the veggies to add the gravy.
  • In a pan add oil, ghee, bay leaf, Cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise, cardamom and sauté well. Add onion and fry until it turns a little golden colour. Add peas and chopped veggies and mix well for 2 minutes
  • Add curd, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, biryani powder, salt and mix well. If required add little water and cook for 5 minutes. And biryani gravy is ready.
  • In a small pan heat the oil, sliced onion and fry it until golden brown colour and keep aside.
  • Strain the soaked basmati rice. In a large vessel add enough water, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, black pepper, desi ghee, salt. Mix well and allow to Boil. When water starts to boil add soaked rice and cook for 10 minutes. The rice should not be cooked completely. Once its half cooked, strain the rice and pour some cold water and keep aside.
  • For layering, take a pan and add some biryani gravy, half cooked rice, chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves, and saffron water. Repeat the layering until rice and gravy are over.
  • After layering, close the lid and cover with wheat dough. Cook for 10 minutes in the simmer.
  • Vegetable Dum biryani is ready to serve with raita.


  • Don't overcook the vegetables and rice.
  • You can have other veggies too.
  • If you are using basmati rice, after half cooking, immediately pour some water. Otherwise it will be sticky.
  • The flame should simmer after layering.

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