A Persian dish that rocks my world.

I love Biryani. Its my favorite form of rice dish ever. Traditionally, in the meat version a biryani takes up lots of cooking and preparation time. Since I am a vegetarian I have it easy. Easy peasy actually. Plus I have made up a quick biryani recipe for myself which takes about ten minutes. Yes. You read right. Ten minutes !

Just cook the rice before hand in your electric cooker or pressure cooker or whatever way you like to cook your rice. Basmati always tastes good. I used Sona Masoori on this particular day. Use whichever rice works for you. And you will need to prep some basic stuff before you start. I like to use diced carrots, broccoli and cauliflower florets and bean sprouts. You can substitute marinated mutton or chicken or hard boiled eggs instead if you don't like anything green or healthy. And yes it will take a little bit more cooking time than the veggies.

{Images from top-chopped onions, tomatoes, cilantro, green chillies and ginger-garlic paste/spices-cloves, pepper corns, cardamom, bay leaves, sindhi biryani mix, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin seeds/yogurt-beaten/mixed veggies/fry all the spices and chopped onion in olive oil till translucent/add the tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, greens, veggies, beaten yogurt and cook/stir in the cooked rice}

Add salt to taste. I don't put salt in the end. The Sindhi Biryani Mix already has some salt in it which is just about right for me. I think if you are using meat or chicken you will have to put in some extra salt. It depends on your taste buds really. You can skip the green chili if you want to avoid heat.

This is my first ever exclusive recipe post. You will come across some of these few and far between in my blog. Like most things it wont be a constant. I promise.

Anyways this is a quick fix comfort food (I love shortcuts!!). Happy eating.


  1. This looks delish, and I love that it's veggie-friendly!!

  2. I've never had Biryani but that looks really good -- something I may have to try soon!

    Thanks for all your sweet comments!

    - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

  3. hi. thanks for the tutorial! i enjoy reading it! i'm a vegetable lover too so.. thanks a lot for featuring this. can't wait to see more of your amazing recipes!

  4. That looks SO yummy!


  5. yummmmy.. cant wait to try it... from apke dono haatho se... yours truly SIL

  6. Love your blog!

    Very creative :)

    Ps. I love onions raw or cooked ;)


  7. NOM. that dish looks so incredibly delicious. my mouth is watering! ;)

  8. this looks DELISH!! I am quasi-vegetarian (if that makes sense), so I am always looking for yummy veg friendly recipes!

  9. Thank you everybody. Your comments mean a lot to me.

    Love love love.

  10. mmm! this looks so yummy!! some of your other food posts in the past looked great, too! and since you are also a vegetarian, i may be coming back for more recipes!


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