Vegetable Biryani

READY IN: 1hr 12mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

A classic dish from northern India that usually includes meat (lamb or chicken), vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, and basmati rice. Traditionally, it is baked as a layered casserole. This is a vegetarian version to be served with warmed naan and a spicy sweet chutney.

Top Review by PatrickG

Very good. It was a bit mild for my taste, next time will have to up the spices a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Let the oil get heated in a large ovenproof casserole over medium heat.
  2. Add in the onion, bell pepper, green beans, and carrot; stir/saute for about 10 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add in the ginger, garlic, garam masala, turmeric, salt, and cayenne; cook and stir occasionally for 2 more minutes.
  4. Stir in rice, then stir in water.
  5. Cover and bake in a 375° oven for 30 minutes or until the rice and vegetables are tender.
  6. Remove from oven; stir in the kidney beans and replace the lid.
  7. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve onto individual plates; garnish with peanuts and raisins, if desired.

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