Vegetable biryani

 vegetable biryani

Biryani is an Indian food made from basmati rice, spices and chicken, mutton, fish or vegetable. The first time I knew biryani when I was working at Indian restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia. There, I knew many almost all Indian cuisine, from the spices until the culture. Most of the guest always ordered Biryani as a main dish and other items. Normally they shared the food, that means; not serve ‘ready on plate’ but put in the middle of the table and share empty plates. For Asian people, the taste of Indian food is a little bit ‘strange’ because of the flavor of the spices. But I get used to eat it and I like Indian cuisine. This time I made Vegetable biryani, for people who is vegetarian , you can try this one.

biryani vegetable

Vegetable biryani


  • 150g Basmati rice, rinsed
  • 50g Red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 6 Cloves
  • 6 Cardamom capsule (broken)
  • 1 tablespoon Ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 200g Cauliflower
  • 1 big Carrot
  • 100g peas
  • 50g Raisins
  • 600ml Vegetable stock
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Mix basmati, lentils, bay leaf, cardamom capsule, turmeric, cloves, cumin, cinnamon, onion, cauliflower, carrot, peas and raisins in a large saucepan well.
  2. Pour vegetable broth into the pan and bring to boil.
  3. Cook with closed lid 15 minutes until the rice is soft.
  4. Stir occasionally.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove from heat, cover and let it 10 minutes to allow the rice absorbs the broth.
  7. Before serving, remove cardamom capsules, cinnamon stick and cloves.

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