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veg biryani in cooker, how to make vegetable biryani recipe in cooker

A quick and easy pressure cooker veg biryani made by quickly mixing rice and vegetables and pressure cooking them together.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Rice
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 2 -3
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • whole garam masala 1 cinnamon stick, 4 cloves, 1 cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp shahi zeera caraway seeds
  • 2 onions finely sliced
  • 3-4 green chillies slit and cut into long pieces
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 potato peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 carrot peeled and cut into small slices
  • 6-7 green beans chopped into long pieces
  • 1/2 cup green peas/matar
  • 1 to mato chopped into pieces
  • 2 tbsp beaten yogurt/curd
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper corn powder
  • 3.5 cups water 250 gms
  • 2 tbsp freshlly chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves/pudina
  • 2 cups ordinary rice


  • Take a pressure cooker, add 2 tbsp oil and heat it.
  • Add a bay leaf, whole garam masala that is cinnamon stick, cardamom and cloves, shahi zeera and saute for few seconds.
  • Add sliced onions and cook them until onions turn soft.
  • Add chopped green chillies, cook the onions until they turn slight golden color.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few minutes on low flame until raw smell disappears.
  • Add the potato cubes, carrot slices, green beans, matar, mix and saute well for few minutes.
  • Add the tomato pieces, mix and cook until the tomatoes get soft.
  • Add the curd, mix and cook until oil starts releasing.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder.
  • Mix and cook until the masala is cooked well and until oil starts releasing at the sides.
  • Add 3.5 cups of water, add chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves, mix well.
  • Add 2 cups rice, mix well.
  • Add salt if required and give a mix.
  • Cover the lid of the pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles on medium flame.
  • Reduce the steam.
  • Remove the lid.
  • Veg biryani in cooker is ready to be served.
  • Serve hot with raita or any biryani side dish.


1. Saute the vegetables until there is a slight color change in them or until all the raw smell from the veggies disappear.
2. Sauteing well gives a real good taste to the veggies in pressure cooking method.
3. Using high flame burns the biryani at the base and please be careful and do not use low flame or high flame.
4. If basmati rice is used then, soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes before adding them into the cooker.
5. Additional veggies like cauliflower and paneer too can be added along with the other veggies.


Calories: 400kcal
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