Yes, Veg Biryani Exists & Here’s How You Can Make It At Home Like A Pro

Yes, Veg Biryani Exists & Here’s How You Can Make It At Home Like A Pro

Suruchi Patwary
Veg Biryani in A2 Ghee by G.O.D Cafe
Veg Biryani in A2 Ghee by G.O.D Cafe

Are you a vegetarian and are sick of hearing ‘Veg Biryani is just Pulao bro’? Because, same! But I think I’ve found a genius way to end the debate. All you need to do is cook up some lip-smacking veg biryani at home and invite your friends over and feed them. Serve it with some thick raita and you’re golden! If you think this would definitely work on your friends but don’t know how to make biryani, we’ve got you covered.

We reached out to G.O.D Cafe to know the secret behind their delicious vegetable biryani and they gave us their full recipe in detail! Seriously, if you’ve tasted their biryani, you know this recipe deserves to be bookmarked. At G.O.D Cafe, they serve each dish that invoked the principles of Ayurveda and comes together as a wholesome Saatvik meal that breathes life. They believe eating Saatvik food and maintaining the Ayurvedic lifestyle in itself is a medicine for our body and mind. All of their recipes have been specifically curated in such a way that eating any of the dishes has health benefits and has a positive effect on them.

Veg Biryani By vm2002 | www.shutterstock.com
Veg Biryani By vm2002 | www.shutterstock.com

Scroll down to check out the step-by-step recipe:

What You’ll Need

220 gm boiled basmati rice

30 ml A2 ghee

80 gm mixed parboiled vegetables (french beans, carrot, cauliflower, green peas)

35 gm onion

35 gm tomato

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

3 nos. bay leaf

1 gm clove

1 gm cardamom green

10 gm ginger garlic paste

30 gm A2 curd

1 tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp red chilli powder

2 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp garam masala

2 tsp biryani masala

2 tbsp caramelised onion

Saffron water

Here’s How You Can Put It All Together

Step 1: In a pan, heat the ghee, then add bay leaf, cardamom, clove & saute for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 2: Then add the onion and ginger-garlic paste and saute until the onion is nicely browned.

Step 3: Next, add the tomatoes and saute for another 2 minutes till they are soft.

Step 4: Time for the spices! Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, biryani masala and the par-boiled vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 5: Next, add the yoghurt and saute for 2 to 3 minutes more, until the gravy is thick.

Step 6: Now in a separate pan, melt the ghee, add the cumin seeds, turmeric powder, and rice, and cook for 5 minutes after which we add saffron strand infused water.

Step 7: In a pot or clay pot, add a layer of gravy, then rice and repeat until there are multiple layers.

Step 8: Garnish with saffron strands and caramelised onion, and drizzle with 1 tsp ghee and serve hot with some curd raita.

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Veg Biryani By iamjameer | www.shutterstock.com

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