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Vegetable Dum Biryani recipe लखनऊ जैसी वेज दम बिरयानी

While we can discuss for eternity whether the term Vegetable Biryani is an oxymoron, there's no stopping us from actually preparing one, is there? :) Try my simple, step by step recipe for making this delicious Vegetable Dum Biryani at home.

50 minutes
Vegetable Dum Biryani recipe  लखनऊ जैसी वेज दम बिरयानी Recipe - Ranveer Brar


Vegetable Marinate

2 Winter Carrots, Cubed , गाजर

1 Small Cauliflower, florets , फूलगोभी

15-16 French beans, Cubed , बीन्स

½ cup Fresh Green Peas , हरी मटर

1 cup Curd , दही

2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste , अदरक-लहसुन का पेस्ट

1 tbsp Ghee , घी

½ tsp Turmeric Powder , हल्दी पाउडर

½ tsp Red Chilli Powder , लाल मिर्च पाउडर

½ tsp Coriander powder , धनिया पाउडर

¼ tsp Shahi jeera , शाही जीरा

A pinch of Saffron , केसर

½ tsp Javitri Elaichi Powder , जेवराती इलाची पाउडर

3-4 Mint leaves , पुदीने

Salt To Taste , नमक स्वादअनुसार

¼ cup Fried Onion , फ्राइड प्याज

For Biryani

1 tbsp Ghee , घी

¼ cup Oil , तेल

3 Medium Onion, Sliced , प्याज

1 Javitri, जावित्री

2 Cloves , लौंग

½ tsp Shahi jeera , शाही जीरा

¼ cup Water , पानी

For Rice Cooking

Water ,  पानी

3  Bay leaf, तेजपत्ता

1 Big Cardamom , बड़ी इलायची

1 Javitri , जावित्री

2 Clove , लौंग

3-4 Black Peppercorns , काली मिर्च

Salt to Taste , नमक स्वादअनुसार

2 cup Basmati Rice , बासमती चावल

For jhol

A pinch of Saffron  , केसर

2 Green Chillies  , slit , हरी मिर्च

1 tbsp Ghee , घी

1 cup Milk , दूध

1 tbsp Onion Flavoured Oil , प्याज का तेल

1 tbsp Kewra water , केवड़ा पानी

½ tbsp Rose water , गुलाब जल

Few Mint Leaves , पुदीना

Few Fried Onion , प्याज

For Raita

1 ½ cups Curd , दही

1 tbsp Garlic , लहसुन

Salt to taste , नमक स्वादअनुसार


For Marination

  • In a mixing bowl, add winter carrots, cauliflower florets, french beans, fresh green peas mix well.
  • Add curd, ginger garlic paste, ghee, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, shahi jeera, a pinch of saffron, javitri elaichi powder, mint leaves, salt to taste, fried onion and mix well and keep it aside.

For Cooking of Rice

  • In a large saucepot, add water for boiling, add bay leaf, big cardamom, javitri, clove, black peppercorns, salt to taste let the water boil.
  • After boiling water, add the soaked basmati rice and let it cook.
  • Strain the excess water and set aside.

For Biryani

  • In a large saucepot, add ghee, oil, onion and saute till translucent and brown in colour. And keep it aside.
  • In the same saucepot, add remaining ghee, javitri, cloves, shahi jeera let it splutter.
  • Add the marinated mixture into the saucepot and mix well and let it cook for 10 minutes.

For Jhol

  • In a pan, add saffron, green chilli, ghee saute well.
  • Add milk, onion flavoured oil, kewra water, rose water and mix well.

For Layering

  • In the same saucepot firstly, Arrange a layer of rice at the bottom. Over that arrange half the cooked vegetables followed by another layer of rice.
  • Pour the milk mixture all around the rice. Few mint leaves and fried onion.
  • Arrange the remaining vegetables followed by the remaining rice.Sprinkle the remaining milk mixture and few mint leaves and fried onion.
  • Cover and seal it with dough and cook for 20 minutes. Serve hot with raita.

For Raita

  • In a bowl, add curd, garlic, salt to taste and mix well.
  • Smoke it with charcoal and clove.

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