How To Make Vegetable Biryani at Home?

Posted by Meeta Solanki on August 4th, 2022

Our mouth salivates every time we hear Biryani, doesn’t it! A person who likes a refined food palate will tell the significance of a well-cooked, vibrant, flavoursome Biryani that’s so satisfying to the senses that it gives them massive cravings. 

Vegetarian Biryani is an aromatic Indian cuisine, prepared with long flakes of Basmati rice, a truckload of vegetables, herbs and specific Biryani spices. It’s a festive celebration of exotic flavours, captivating aromas and vibrant colours that render a gratifying mouthfeel. 

Dive Into The Biryani Controversy

The instant reaction we get when we mention a veg biryani to people, especially the non-vegetarian lot, who cherish juicy chunks of mutton and chicken pieces in the dish, is that veg biryani is just pulao. 

But that’s actually not true! Veg Biryani is actually a thing and we must accept it and it should definitely get its due as there is not one, not two but three major differences between biryani and pulao - the technique, spice strength/blend and the preparation time. 

Vegetable Biryani is the dish that makes a perfect, hearty meal for lunch or dinner. Biryani makes people’s days and the vegetarian lot love to savour it with paneer as a replacement for the meat and enjoy the authentic Lucknowi or Hyderabadi Biryani taste in their dish.  

Preparation of a Delicious Veg Biryani

Cooking a good Biryani is a culinary art that the masses want to perfect to make every spoonful taste heavenly and bursting with flavours. Its recipe is usually cooked in two preparation styles : quick one pot method and traditional dum pukht style

The one pot Biryani is perfect for those who can’t be too liberal with their preparation time and want to enjoy a good Biryani at home. In this, what you have to do is saute the vegetables, spice them up with the special Biryani spice blend of bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamon, anise, mace and add water and Basmati rice in the pot. 

On the other hand, the traditional dum pukht method is usually employed by the culinary experts in the family on weekends or celebrations as this style of cooking requires slow cooking the vegetables to let the whole and blended spices better infuse in the dish. 

Also, if one is meticulous about the Hyderabadi or Lucknowi Biryani preparations, both of these differ in their spice blends and to some extent, in the preparation style. 

If you are an individual who wants to give the authentic Hyderabadi or Lucknowi flavour to your dish in an easy and quick way, CURRYiT offers ready to cook pastes like Hyderabadi Biryani and Lucknowi Biryani paste that does the majority of work for you. All you have to do is follow three simple steps to prepare an aromatic Biryani. 

Step 1 : In a pan, add CURRYiT Lucknowi Biryani or Hyderabadi Biryani Paste and 180 ml of water. Bring this mixture to a boil.

Step 2 : Add paneer and Basmati rice. 

Step 3 : Cover and cook on sim for 5 mins. Open the lid & cook for 10 mins.

Don’t let the accusations about veg Biryani being pulao bring you down and savour your scrumptious and flavoursome Biryani serving with pride. 

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