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Veg Biriyani



Veg Biriyani is a popular dish in India and other parts of South Asia. It is a rice-based dish made with spices, vegetables, and sometimes nuts or dried fruits. The dish is usually served with raita, a yogurt-based condiment. It is a popular dish for special occasions and festivals.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Basmati Rice

2 cups


2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

Bay Leaves


Cinnamon Sticks


Cardamom Pods




Onion, finely chopped


Green Chillies, finely chopped


Ginger-Garlic Paste

2 teaspoons

Mixed Vegetables (Carrots, Beans, Peas, Cauliflower, etc.)

2 cups

Red Chilli Powder

1 teaspoon

Coriander Powder

1 teaspoon

Garam Masala

1 teaspoon

Cumin Powder

1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves, chopped

2 tablespoons

Fresh Mint Leaves, chopped

2 tablespoons

Cashew Nuts, chopped

2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat ghee and oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, and cloves. Fry for a few seconds until fragrant.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onion and green chillies. Fry until the onion is golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a few more minutes.

Step 5:

Add the mixed vegetables and fry for a few minutes.

Step 6:

Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, cumin powder, and salt. Fry for a few more minutes.

Step 7:

Add the soaked basmati rice and mix well.

Step 8:

Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Step 9:

Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the rice is cooked.

Step 10:

Add the fresh coriander leaves, mint leaves, cashew nuts, and raisins. Mix well.

Step 11:

Serve hot with raita or any other accompaniment of your choice. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 27125 users have chowed down on Veg Biriyani a whopping 38527 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Veg Biriyani like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Veg Biriyani, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Veg Biriyani is the food of choice for 24-27 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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