Friday, March 20, 2009

Dum Veg Biriyani (Grandeur Dum Biryani ! )

Dum biryani (i like to call it grandeur biryani coz that's what it is actually.. very royal, colorful) might look like bit too long a procedure to follow, but if you make up your heart and just do it, you have made yourself a huge favor to enojoy a delightful meal:-) Because dum biryani is such a grandeur dish it just creates a rich ambience by it's presense alone on the dining table.
it's a sure thing to make you feel promised of some applaudes if you are having some guests as well :-). Ok now let's quickly get down to the business... hehe




Biriyani curry


Also One could make vegitarian or a non vegitarina, obviously i have made vegitarian version . Dum veg biriyani is made using a whole lot of indian spices, flavorful basamati rice, healthy vegetables, yogurt .Enjoi !!

Ingrediant's :

2 cups basamati rice

1 bay leaf

1 cinnamon stick

1 star Annise

3-4 cloves

3 tsp Everest veg biriyani powder

2 large onions
1 tsp ginger garlic paste

2 tomatoes
1/2 cup yogurt
1 cup vegetables boiled (carrots,green beans,potato,cauliflower,peas)
1 tsp red chilli powder
a bunch of coriander leaves finely chopped
4 tbs oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

6-7 Saffron strands soaked in the warm milk

2tbs butter


1) Wash and boil the rice with little salt and bay leaf.Keep it aside .

2) Thinly slice a onion ,then take a pan ,pour little oil , fry a portion of sliced onion till it turns golden brown .

3)In the same pan fry all the dry fruits (cashews,raisins,and almond ). Transfer the mixture from pan to another container.

4)Continue with the same pan ..pour little more oil.. add cinnamon stick,star anise,and cloves, fry the remaining finely sliced onion , when it turns golden brown,add ginger garlic paste ,3 tbs veg biriyani powder ,red chilli powder ,turmeric powder, boiled vegetables and 2 pureed tomatoes.

5)Cook till oil separates, add 1/2 cup of yogurt and salt.. mix it well.

6) When it becomes little thick, add finely chopped coriander leaves. This is your veg biryani curry.

7) Grease the pressure cooker or any bowl ,spread the half the rice , veg biriyani curry,then 2tsp saffron mixture,dry fruits mixture ,coriander leaves , fried onion,and little butter on the top.
Continue the same procedure with remaining rice and curry

8) Then cover the pressure cooker with foil ,and double boil or cook the rice in the low flame for 10 -15 minutes .Serve hot with any spicy curry..or raita ..Enjoi .!:).


Sathya Sankar said...

Biryani looks very delicious and rich, definetly its a grandeur :)

sowmya aneesh said...

oh my god Mangala!it looks so delicious.......

Priya said...

Wat a eyecatching Briyani..looks amazing n very rich..Just drooling here rite now!!

Lavanya said...

wow..amazing pics n nice decoration..biryani looks inviting mangala!!

Smitha said...

My my! I'm a buryani fanatic and that looks breathtaking. The pic sure does justice to the name grandeur biryani:)
Great shot

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

lovely lovely click girl.... very colorful and tempting.

will give a try... never made this one.. looks irresistible :)

Superchef said...

OMG!! Mangala! thats the awesomest biryani that ive seen!!drooling all over it!!

Mangala Bhat said...

=> Satya ..Thanks soo much
=> Hey Thanks sowmya actually this one comes from ur kitchen to mine ..Thanks ssoo much ..:)
=> Priya ..Thank u
=>Lavanya ,Smitha,Thanks for the lovely comments
=>Mahima ...Give it a try ..i am sure u will love this :)
=>superchef Oh my goodness ..Thnaks ssooo much ..this inspires me to cook..more and more
Thanks for ur comments my friends:)

Sushma said...

Great job Mangala. It is really a long time that I tried my hands on biryani. I have decided to cook it today seeing those mindblowing pictures :)

Priya Sriram said...

Awesome clicks dear! Looks sooo colorful and yummy! I'll surely try and let you know! :D

LG said...

I was looking for a lovely Biriyani recipe for a loooong time, looks like I found one! I will try it soon :)

Suparna said...

Hi Mangala,
what a perfect n stunning Royal dish! u've said it gurl!'s presence and aroma can elevate the entire ambience :) ya ya ...and now am
Great job! pictures are damn good.

Chitra said...

oooh,love this biriyani,excellet pics:)

Mangala Bhat said...

Sushma ...Thanks for ur wonderful comment ...try it and let me know !:)

Mangala Bhat said...

Thanks suparna ..:) keep visiting ..happy cooking

Mangala Bhat said...

Thnaks .lakshmi ,priya sriram ,chitra ..:)
priya u liked my click ? Thanks dear try this am sure u will like the recipe too :)

Madhumathi said...

Hi..Thanks for visiting me..I love your blog..There is so much to learn from you!
The briyani looks scrumptious..What a b'ful click..Its indeed a very rich Biryani.Will be in touch :)

delhibelle said...

I could even have a bowl of your biriyani curry with rotis!Thanks for the great recipe

Priti said...

Looks so delicious....nice clicks

Vani said...

Love the colors of the biryani! It looks royal indeed, Mangala :)

Priya Sriram said...

I'm sooooo happy for you dear for winning 2nd place in MCC!! :D :D
Congrats and hugs!! :)

Priya Sriram said...

Of course dear! You should post yout award! Otherwise I wont let you go! :D :D
Btw, my email id is
Thank you so much da, for your wishes!! :D

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice blog and yummy biriyani

Meenal Mehta said...

hey Mangala,

first time on your blog...what a wonderful and colorful looking biryani ...simply mouthwatering

-Meenal @ Meenal's kitchen

Usha said...

Biryani looks so amazing and colorful !

Mangala Bhat said...

Thanks Usha
=>Delhibell .wow ! like this kind of comment make me happy :)
=>Shama nagarajana and menal,Madhumati ,vani welcome to my blog and thanks for ur wonderful comments :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

The dum biriyani looks so good and delicious. Lovely pics. Vegetable biriyani is not one that I make very often , it is generally chicken; this is very tempting however to resist.

Kumudha said...

So many delicious recipes!

Gayathri said...

wow really yum recipe, pics are wonderful

aquadaze said...

first time here...the dum biryani looks very nice and colorful.

Sakshi said...

Wow what a it..i have a huge weakness for biryani..guess all that work that goes into this beauty makes me gobble it up and always makes it sure that I have some leftover for the next day too...its yummier the next day isn't it? I will try ur version soon. Appam looks delicious too..

vidhas said...

First time here mangala. Awesome blog. This dhum biriyani looks fabulous. Congrats on winning Second place in Click contest.

Varsha Vipins said...

Really a grand grand Biriyani..Lovely rich colors..:)
Actually I have commented on several of your posts..Guess u forgot..:P
COngrats on the win ..:)

Mangala Bhat said...

Thanks vandana rajesh,vidhas,and varsha ,and gayatri ..Thanks for the commens.keep visiting :)

Mangala Bhat said...

Thanks aqueles and sakshi :) Thanks for ur lovely comments:)

DEESHA said...

that looks totally fab .. I love biryani too .. & I love those pics

Mangala Bhat said...

Thanks deesha :)

Sara said...

Very easy recepie..Thanks for posting..!

Mangala Bhat said...

Thanks sara :) it's soo easy and yummy too:)

Sia said...

that is such a delightful dish1 colourful and really royal with the rich ingredients it uses.

wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy ugadi:)

Mangala Bhat said...

Thanks sia for stopping by and ur comments means lot to me :) Happy ugadi to u too :)

Vishali said...

Love the Dum Biryani....i would come to your home even uninvited for it :D....good one

Rekha said...

looks absolutely delicious, can't wait to try this out.

Kavitha said...

My first stop ny ur blog...u hav a wonderful space...I'm sure gonna make frequent visits in the future :)

Joyshan said...

Hey chef , I've just cooked it and It was delicious . A real feast! :D kudos!

Would you mind if I'd copy it to my blog with a link here?
Do reply



Pratima said...

hi mangala... i tried this biriyani as well as Chana Palak.. both the dishes came out really well..all my guests n even my hubby liked it very much..all the credit goes to you! thank you very much for those wonderful recipes, dear.. :)