Vegetarian Biryani

30 mins

4 People



1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Onion, chopped
2 Tomatos, diced
1 in Cinnamon Stick
1 Carrot, diced
2 cups Cauliflower, florets
1 Green Pepper, diced
1/2 cup Peas
3/4 cup Chickpeas
1 cup Basmati Rice
600ml Vegetable Stock
50g Paneer, cubed and lightly fried
1 cup mixed fruit and nuts
2 Bay Leaves
6 Black Peppercorns
5 Cloves
5 Cardamom Pods
  Salt, to taste


  1. Heat the oil and fry the onion until golden. Remove and reserve half the onion.
  2. Add the tomato to the pan, stir in the spices and cook for about 5 minutes until spices become fragrant.
  3. Add the vegetables and salt, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the rice and stock, bring to the boil then simmer gently for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the paneer and nuts and mix well. Cover and simmer for a further 5 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed.