If you are looking for a mouth-watering vegan version of the classic Indian dish, Hyderabadi biryani, this recipe is for you. This fragrant and flavourful biryani features layers of spiced vegetables, aromatic basmati rice, and crispy fried onions that will impress your taste buds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Vegan and gluten-free
  • Rich in flavour with an aromatic blend of spices
  • Made with fresh and wholesome ingredients
  • Versatile – can be customized to suit your preferences


For the vegetable masala:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup mixed veggies (e.g., cauliflower florets, green beans, carrots)
  • Salt to taste

For the rice:

 – 1 tablespoon ghee or oil
 – Whole spices (bay leaves,cinnamon stick etc…)
 – Basmati rice washed & soaked
 – Garam masala powder
 – Saffron (soaked in milk)

Other Ingredients:

  • Fried Onions

How To Make The Recipe:

  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion.
  2. Once onion turns golden brown then add the mixed veggies along with salt.
  3. Cover & cook until vegetables turn soft.
  4. Remove from flame once done .

  5. Cook basmati rice by boiling it in water till almost cooked through then drain the water off completely .
    6.Take pot put some ghee/oil layer at base sprinkle some whole spice on top this place half of ur boiled rice .
    7.Ladle about half of vegetable masala on top,some fried onions,garam masala powder & soaked saffron milk.
    8.Repeat layers, beginning with rice layer and veggies masala layer at the top end.

9.Cover tightly with lid and cook on low flame for 20-25 minutes till biryani gets cooked through.

10.Once done, switch off the flame and let it rest for few minutes. Fluff gently before serving.

Cooking Time And Temperature Guidelines:

  • Preparation time : 15 mins
  • Cooking time : 35 mins
  • Serves:3

My Pro-Tips:

1.Adding generous amount of fried onions will give a nice flavor to biryani .
2.don’t overcook ur mixed veggies as they might turn mushy towards completion of cooking process.

Seasoning Options:

Add more or less spices depending on your individual taste preferences.

Recipe Tips:

• Always use good quality basmati rice
• Soak saffron in lukewarm milk for best results

Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe:

• Large pot with tight-fitting lid
• Wooden spoon or spatula

To Sum Up:

This vegan Hyderabadi biryani recipe is flavourful, satisfying, and easy to customize by using your favourite vegetables. The aromatic blend of spices adds depth and richness that will make this dish a favourite among vegans and non-vegans alike!


Q1. What kind of rice is used to make Hyderabadi biryani?
A1: Traditionally, long-grain basmati rice is used to make Hyderabadi biryani. It is recommended that you soak the rice in water for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This will help the grains cook evenly and prevent them from breaking apart during the cooking process.

Q2: How do I get that authentic biryani flavor?
A2: The key ingredients that contribute to the unique flavor of Hyderabadi biryani include saffron, whole spices (such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves), fried onions or shallots, and fresh mint and cilantro leaves. In addition to these ingredients, it’s important to use quality produce like fresh vegetables.

Q3. How long does it take to prepare a delicious veg hyderabadhi biriyani?
A3: A delicious veg Hyderabadi biriyani takes time depending on how much quantity you want to prepare but usually around 45-50 minutes preparation time along with additional one hour of resting time after assembling the layers in order before being ready-to-eat.