mughlai veg biryani recipe - mughlai vegetable biryani recipe - One Pot meal recipe - Rice recipes

My kids love biriyani or fried rice.. So most of the time Sunday is time for some fried rice.. it also works fine for me as these one pot meals are little easy (well one of my friend says typical south Indian lunch which sambar, rasam, 1 kootu, 1 poriyal and yogurt is easier. I guess it goes with each and everyone's preference). This rice is quite rich and doesn't require any side dish other than simple raita. This is good for a party / can be part of your guest menu

For Gravy

Mixed vegetable - 2 cups (I have used carrot, beans, cauliflower and bell pepper)
Fresh yogurt - 1/2 cup
Oil or Ghee - 2 tablespoon ( I have used 1 tablespoon of Ghee and 1 tablespoon of oil)
Raisin - 1 teaspoon
Cashew - 1 tablespoon
Almond - 1 tablespoon +1 Tablespoon
Ginger Paste - 1/2 teaspoon
Garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Onion - 1  (medium. Sliced thinly)
Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Shah Jeera / Caraway seeds - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Melon seeds - 1 tablespoon
Coconut - 1 tablespoon
Saffron - Few strands
Hot milk - 1/4 cup
Mint leaves few
Rose Water - 2 teaspoon
Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon

For Rice

Bastmati rice - 1.5 cup
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Bay leaf - 1
Salt to taste
Water for cooking the rice


Soak Almond, Melon seeds in hot water. Soak Saffron in Hot milk.
After 30 mins remove the skin from Almond and grind Almond, melon seeds and coconut into smooth paste. and keep it aside.
Wash and soak rice for 30 mins and drain it. 
Take water and let it boil. Add Cinnamon, cloves, Cardamom, Salt. Add Rice
Let it cook till 3/4 th done. Drain the water and keep the rice aside.
Now heat the oil / Ghee. Add Cashew raisin and fry till brown color. take it out. Now add 1/4 of onion and fry till brown color. Keep it aside.
Add Shah Jeera, Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and fry till nice armoa released. Add Ginger, garlic paste. Fry till raw smell goes off. Now add all the vegetables. Fry for 2 mins.

Add grinded Nut paste and water mix well. Add yogurt in low flame. Mix well. 
Add 1 cup water, Garam masala and chilli powder. Mix well, Add Saffron soaked milk. Add required salt and pressure cook it for 1-2 whistles.
When it cool down and ready to open open the lid and check for thickness. Add lemon juice mix it well. The gravy has to be little thick for layering. If not just let it boil after adding mint leaves
Once ready Layer vegetable gravy, Fried nuts, raisin and onion and rice in alternate 
Once complete close it with Aluminium foil place the container on a flat pan and cook it in low flame for 15 mins. 
Open it and mix it well.
Now delicious rice is ready to be served