Colorful, Flavorful, Aromatic Vegetable Biryani - An exotic way to enjoy the richness of vegetables with basmati rice
Vegetable Biryani, is a layered dish combining a rich and tender spices along with vegetables, sweet caramelized onions and saffron-scented rice. It is a treat for vegetarian masala lovers. This is an exotic way to include all the veggies in our diet. Generally Biryani is cooked in layers of rice and vegetable along with masalas in low flame so that the layers gets cooked nicely and all the flavors gets nicely absorbed. But layered Biryani takes more time and also needs some expertise. I have already shared the recipe of conventional Layered Vegetable Biryani. Cooking Biryani takes more time, effort and expertise. But its worth for its efforts.
Biryani is very much suited to sharing at home with family and friends, and although there may seem a lot to do, we can simplify the cooking of Biryani using pressure cooker . Pro Biryani fans may argue that it’s not conventional and authentic way to cook Biryani, but no matter what, Pressure cooker biryani simplify the effort, time and still gives a good quality, flavorful and tasty Biryani in 30 minutes.
In this method, there are no grinding process or multi-step process involved in cooking. We are just going to toss all the spices along with onions, tomatoes, mixed vegetables, basmati rice and cook everything in a pressure cooker. The spices which we use for this quick method is the ready to use coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala. The whole masalas’ like bayleaf, cinnamon, cloves will be tossed as tempering along with ginger-garlic paste.
This method of making Vegetable Biryani is so quick. After sauteing the veggies and tossing the spices and rice, the Biryani will be ready in 15 mins. Some of my friends use store-bought frozen vegetables to make this pressure cooker biryani even more quicker, but I always prefer fresh veggies even though slicing and chopping of vegetables take about 10 mins of preparation time. If we are bored of the conventional Biryani, we can also try Semiya Biryani. Vegetable Biriyani with Onion Raitha makes a perfect lunch. I would love to make on Sundays’ where the whole family gets to eat together for lunch.
(For the detailed step by step instructions along with pictures and more details, please scroll down further to Steps section below)
Spice up the Masala
Time to Add Veggies
Mixing Rice and greens