Veg Cooker Biryani Recipe

Veg Cooker Biryani Recipe

50 Mins
6-7 People
10 Mins

Veg Cooker Biryani



Oil 3 tbsp

Ghee 1 tbsp

Cloves 4-5 pcs

Bayleaf 2 pcs

Black pepper 8-10 pcs

Mace 1 pc

Cinnamon 1 inch

Black cardamom 1 pc

Green cardamom 5-6 pcs

Shahi jeera 1 tsp

Onion slice 1 cup

Ginger & garlic paste 1 tbsp

Green chilli paste ½ tbsp

Cauliflower 1 cup

Carrot ½ cup

French beans ½ cup

Potato dices 1 cup

Green peas ½ cup

Salt ½ tbsp

Turmeric powder ¾ tbsp

Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tbsp

Coriander powder 1 tbsp

Curd 1 cup

Biryani masala 1 tbsp

Basmati rice washed 2 cups 

Water 3 ½ cups

Coriander chopped 1 tbsp

Mint chopped 1 tbsp

Ginger juliennes 

Barista 1 tbsp

Ghee 1 tbsp

Salt 1 tsp



Preparing the Spices and Aromatics: Begin by heating a pressure cooker and adding a mixture of oil and ghee. As it heats up, toss in whole spices like cloves, bay leaves, black pepper, mace, cinnamon, black cardamom, green cardamom, and shahi jeera. Allow these spices to splutter and release their aromatic oils, creating a fragrant base for your biryani.


Sautéing the Onions: Add thinly sliced onions to the pressure cooker and cook them until they turn a lovely golden brown colour. This caramelization of onions will infuse the dish with a natural sweetness and add depth to its flavour.


Incorporating the Aromatics: Now, introduce ginger and garlic paste, along with green chilli paste, to the onions. Sauté these until the raw aroma dissipates, and they become aromatic.


Adding the Vegetables: It's time to bring in the star attractions of your veg cooker biryani—cauliflower, carrots, French beans, potatoes, and green peas. Mix these vegetables thoroughly with the sautéed spices and onions.


Seasoning the Vegetables: Season the vegetable medley with salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and coriander powder. Continue to sauté, ensuring the spices evenly coat the vegetables.


Introducing curd: Pour in curd, which will impart creaminess and a hint of tanginess to the biryani. Cook it for a while to allow the flavours to meld.


The Biryani Masala Magic: Add biryani masala to the mix and blend it well. This spice blend adds a burst of flavours that elevate the dish.


Adding Water: Pour in water and let it simmer for a minute, allowing the ingredients to meld and the biryani's flavours to develop.


Layering the Biryani: Divide the mixture in the pressure cooker in half. Remove one portion and set it aside in a separate bowl.


Layering the Ingredients: Begin by adding a layer of soaked basmati rice over the vegetables in the cooker. Sprinkle chopped coriander, mint leaves, barista (crispy fried onions), and ginger julienne over the rice.


Repeating the Layers: Repeat the layering process by adding the reserved vegetable mixture, more rice, and the same aromatic toppings. Drizzle some ghee over the top for added richness and flavour.


Pressure Cooking: Cover the pressure cooker with a lid and cook for 2-3 whistles, allowing the biryani to cook to perfection.


Resting and Garnishing: Once the cooker has cooled down, open it and garnish your veg cooker biryani with additional chopped coriander, mint leaves, and a generous drizzle of ghee. Keep it covered for a minute to let the flavours meld.


Veg cooker biryani is now ready to serve! 


This delectable dish combines the warmth of aromatic spices, the richness of ghee, and the wholesomeness of vegetables, all layered with fragrant basmati rice. Serve it with a side of raita, pickle, or salad for a complete and satisfying meal that will delight your taste buds.