Vegetable Biriyani - Andhra Special

Spicy andhra biriyani

Vegetable Biriyani - Andhra Special

Spicy andhra biriyani

Category : Vegetarian, Rice

By Sujee V

Published On: 25 Aug 2006

Rating: 4
7 Votes, 4 Reviews
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40 Minutes
Served : 6
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Step 1

Wash the rice and soak in water for about 1/2 hr and then strain and save the water.

Step 2

:- 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of rice.

Step 3

Soak about 1 tbsp of rice in a separate cup of milk with saffron/edible red color.

Step 4

Heat oil in a cooker.

Step 5

Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and bay leaves.

Step 6

Once the cloves stop bursting, add the thinly sliced onions, slit green chillies and curry leaves.

Step 7

Fry till the onions start turning brown.

Step 8

Add the coarsely ground paste, salt, turmeric powder and sugar and fry till a nice aroma arises.

Step 9

Add the chopped tomatoes and fry until they turn pulpy and mashed and oil starts floating on the mixture.

Step 10

Add all the vegetables, soya chunks and mint leaves and coriander leaves and stir fry until the water from the washed veg evoparates considerably.

Step 11

Add the strained rice and fry with the veg until the rice starts changing color.

Step 12

Add the strained water and all the rest like the rice soaked in saffron n milk, curd, ghee etc., n mix well.

Step 13

Check for salt and spice and close the cooker with the weight on.

Step 14

Just after the first whistle, remove from fire.

Step 15

:- Do not leave on fire for more than 1 whistle as the rice would get over cooked and get burnt at the bottom.

Step 16

Remove the rice onto a serving dish.

Step 17

:- Serve hot with onion/carrot/beetroot raitha.
:- Look into my other recipes for carrot/beetroot raitha.

Jeba Raja

Very simple and good.


I am a biriyani expert now, thanks to Sujee V. When it comes to biriyani, especially veg briyani, even my mother-in-law looks for me. They have just fallen in love with your recipe and so did I.


Its smells good and taste is excellent.


simple indeed! thanx for posting a simple biriyani which tastes amazing too.

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