Bountiful Basmati: Crafting Aromatic Vegetable Biryani

June 04, 2024 2 min read

Bountiful Basmati: Crafting Aromatic Vegetable Biryani

Basmati rice holds a special place in the hearts of food enthusiasts worldwide. Its distinct aroma, slender grains, and fluffy texture make it a beloved staple in various cuisines. Whether it is used in simple rice recipes or in aromatic dishes like stir fry rice, biryanis, and pilafs, it enhances the overall taste, creating a comforting and satisfying culinary experience. 

The allure of Basmati rice recipes lies in pairing white Basmati rice with assorted vegetables, forming a nutritious and colorful medley complemented by an array of spices and flavors. As the extra-long grains absorb the natural flavors of the vegetables, each bite offers a delightful blend of tastes and textures. This harmony of wholesome ingredients results in culinary masterpieces, from the crispness of fresh greens to the tender perfection of the rice.

Now, let's delve into a delightful vegan biryani recipe that promises to tantalize your taste buds and warm your soul.

Veggie Basmati Biryani

Indulge in the aromatic bliss of this vegan, vegetable and Basmati rice recipe, a captivating fusion of fragrance, vibrant veggies, and exotic spices.



  1. Rinse the Basmati rice thoroughly. Drain and set aside.
  2. Chop the onion and your choice of assorted vegetables.
  3. Add the ghee or oil to the Instant Pot. Once hot, add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  4. Add the assorted vegetables (bell pepper, peas, carrots, etc.) to the Instant Pot. Sauté until the veggies are a bit tender.
  5. Sprinkle in the biryani masala, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and a pinch of Himalayan salt. Mix well.
  6. Add the Basmati rice to the Instant Pot. Stir gently to coat with the spice and vegetable mixture.
  7. Pour in 2 cups of water. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set it to cook for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Once the cooking is done, serve hot and enjoy your easy and flavorful vegan vegetable Biryani.

Serving Suggestions

Consider serving it with side dishes such as pickles, salad, lentil or beancurries. These additions complement the vegetable biryani's flavors and texture. Garnish with fresh herbs, fried onions, and lemon wedges for extra freshness and flavor.

In conclusion, Basmati rice emerges not just as a staple grain but as a culinary treasure cherished worldwide. It forms the fragrant base for myriad recipes. With its versatility, love for rice recipes transcends culinary boundaries, enriching dishes like veg biryani, chicken biryani, and spicy dishes with its aromatic allure. As we savor the aromatic delight of vegetable biryani, accompanied by refreshing sides and garnishes, we invite you to explore more of the Pride of India's range of groceries, teeming with flavor and inspiring culinary creativity.

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