Biryani is an Indian dish featuring rice and various seasonings, such as nutmeg, mace, pepper, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, coriander, mint, and ginger. Although it is often prepared with meat, there are so many delicious vegan recipes for biryani. If you’re looking to try making your own biryani at home, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve found the tastiest vegan biryani recipes, from sweet potato veggie to asparagus saffron.
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1. Sweet Potato Veggie Biryani
Source: Sweet Potato Veggie Biryani
Sweet potatoes can be used for every meal, from breakfast through to dinner, from snacks to desserts, plus they are low in fat, rich in fiber, and high in vitamins A and E. This is a deliciously spiced biryani, packed with flavor and various vegetables alongside sweet potato chunks, rice, and chickpeas to result in a complete healthy meal in one dish. You will love Pamela Higgins‘ Sweet Potato Veggie Biryani!
2. Kerala Vegetable Biryani
Source: Kerala Vegetable Biryani
The addition of fried raisins and cashews add a sweet nuttiness to this Kerala Vegetable Biryani by Pavani Nandula. Also, fried curry leaves as garnish along with cilantro and mint is a typical Kerala or South Indian touch to this dish.
3. Vegetable Dum Biryani For Two
Source: Vegetable Dum Biryani For Two
Dum biriyani is never a small batch affair, but this delicious and fragrant dish serves just two! Dum or “dum pukht” is an ancient Persian cooking technique that involved cooking rice, meat, and vegetables in a sealed container for several hours over very low heat. Hot coals are often added to the top for even cooking on the top as the fire cooks the bottom, and the vessel is sealed shut with dough. While you are free to do that, this makeshift method cooks the food in a sealed container sans hot coals with the same effect. This flavorful Vegetable Dum Biryani For Two by Tina Dawson for two is tossed with marinated vegetables like cauliflower and peas, then mixed with fried onions and orange-infused milk.
4. Mint Biryani With Garden Peas
Source: Mint Biryani With Garden Peas
5. Easy Pressure Cooker Biryani
Source: Easy Pressure Cooker Biryani
Need a quick, easy no-fuss meal? This quick and easy Easy Pressure Cooker Biryani by Molly Patrick is the thing to make! You don’t need any pots or pants — all you need is your pressure cooker. Onion, garlic, turmeric, and other spices are sautéed and then cooked with brown rice until fragrant and fluffy. This biryani can be enjoyed as a meal on its own or you can serve it alongside whatever you want, like soup, curry, or steamed vegetables.
6. Restaurant-Style Mushroom Biryani With ‘Homemade Biryani Masala’
How about a restaurant-style mushroom Biryani recipe? Made from fresh ingredients, this is one of the best biryani rice dishes. You are going to love this Restaurant-Style Mushroom Biryani With ‘Homemade Biryani Masala’ by Charanya Ramakrishnan! A biriyani recipe that is so good, it’s based on a secret recipe. Shhh, don’t tell!
7. Asparagus and Saffron Biryani
Source: Asparagus and Saffron Biryani
Asparagus, besides being exquisitely delicious, also packs tons of healthy fiber, potassium, and folate, making it a heart star. And saffron, often called the most expensive of spices, but really not that expensive, adds a beautiful golden color and just that right touch of sophistication and provocative flavor to this Asparagus and Saffron Biryani by Vaishali Honawar.
8. High-Protein Beet Biryani With Basmati Rice
In this South Indian style Biryani, fresh coriander, and coconut milk are combined to create a truly unique flavor. The High-Protein Beet Biryani With Basmati Rice by Preeti Tamilarasan contains chunks of textured vegetable protein on a bed of Basmati rice seasoned with red chili powder, turmeric, mint, and ginger-garlic paste. Serve this biryani with a cooling side dip to even out the strong spices.
9. Cauliflower Rice Biryani
Source: Cauliflower Rice Biryani
This Cauliflower Rice Biryani by Sara Oliveira may be grain-free, but it’s just as filling as the original! Riced cauliflower is cooked with warm spices, carrots, and peas until tender, fragrant, and flavorful. This can be served as a main course or as a side with plenty of other veggies for sharing.
10. Cauliflower Biryani With Tomato Cucumber Raita
Pleasantly spicy and full of flavor, this Cauliflower Biryani With Tomato Cucumber Raita by Alenoosh Matakupan is a real crowd-pleaser. The flavors of cumin, turmeric, chili powder, and more delicately combined with rice and vegetables make an aromatic combination that is hard to resist. It pairs perfectly with the creamy, cooling tomato-cucumber raita.
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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