Easy Vegan Biryani Cooked In a Microwave 

Easy Vegan Biryani Cooked In a Microwave Oven –  How to Make a Vegan Biryani

What goes with Biryani?

The biryani is a meal in itself. Served usually with raita, or gravy by the side, like a salad that tastes great with the meal. Pickled onions and cut cucumbers as well are served along with the biryani meal. Most often, in many households, biryani is a special weekend meal made on Sunday afternoons for lunch.

This vegan biryani goes best with a cucumber salad made with marinated onions.

 

Yield: 4

Easy Vegan Biryani Cooked In a Microwave 

Aromatic Vegan Biryani

Easy Vegan Biryani Cooked In a Microwave Oven -  How to Make a Vegan Biryani

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

Vegetables

  • 1 potato - cut into ½" pieces
  • ½ of a small cauliflower - cut into florets
  • 2 carrots - cut into ½" pieces
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 tomato cut into 8 pieces
  • 2-3 green chilies - cut into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Spice Bag

  • 10 whole peppercorns
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 3-4 green cardamoms
  • 3-4 black cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 sticks cinnamon

Biryani

  • 1 cup long-grained fragrant rice- washed and soaked
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1½ tsp salt or to taste

Instructions

In a broad microwave-proof dish, pour oil, ginger, garlic, cauliflower, potato, carrots, and peas.

Microwave for 4 mins.

Drain the soaked rice.

Add rice, 2 cups of water, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt.

Add the spice bag. Microwave covered for 6 mins.

Add tomatoes, mint, coriander, green chilies and lemon juice.

Stir gently with a fork. Cover and microwave for 8-10 mins.

Wait for 5 mins  Fluff with a fork and serve.

Notes

What goes with Biryani?

The biryani is a meal in itself. Served usually with raita, or gravy by the side, like a salad that tastes great with the meal. Pickled onions and cut cucumbers as well are served along with the biryani meal. Most often, in many households, biryani is a special weekend meal made on Sunday afternoons for lunch.

Thank you to my dear friend, Talat Islam from Racingtigers for pitching in and sharing a guest post here on EsmeSalon.

This aromatic Vegan Biryani is easy on the gut, is child friendly, and presents a wonderful play of colors and flavors. You'll be surprised how little oil is actually used to prepare an otherwise grand biryani that might require triple the quantity of the oil.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 371Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 0mgSodium 949mgCarbohydrates 46gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 10gSugar 8gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 8g

All recipes on this blog, EsmeSalon, are for personal home use, and as I am not a nutritionist, please use these calculations as a guide only. Please feel free to check the nutritional values for accuracy.

Thank you to my dear friend, Talat Islam from Racingtigers for pitching in and sharing a guest post here on EsmeSalon. Tried this recipe? Mention @_EsmeSalon or tag #shareEScare

Other Biryani recipes you may enjoy:

Biryani (Vegetarian or Chicken/Meat)  Snoek Fish Biryani

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