25 tasty vegetarian biryani recipes from all over India

Collection of 25 vegetarian biryani recipes – biryani is a one pot meal full of flavor and taste. there are many types of biryani’s cooked in India.

There is Hyderabadi biryani, Lucknowi biryani, Mughlai biryani, Kashmiri biryani, Kerala biryani and so on. There are many variations of the same type of biryani also. E.g. The Mughlai biryani will have many variations.

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Making biryani needs time and patience as its an elaborate dish and needs lot of preparation and hard work. Once you get to eat a well prepared biryani then you will not complain about the lengthy process of making the biryani.

An authentic vegetable biryani is always slow cooked on dum. This cooking on dum gives the biriyani its uniqueness and originality. This is how the biryani has the beautiful medley of the aromas, flavors and tastes caused by the blending of the ingredients used in making it.

Most biryani recipes can be served with accompanying raita or salad or a gravy dish like shorba gravy or bagara baingan or mirchi ka salan or plain curd.

In this post, I am sharing biryani varieties which I have posted in my blog. Out of them the most popular biryani recipe on the blog is hyderbadi veg biryani recipe.

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Collection of 25 Vegetarian biryani recipes

1. Hyderabadi veg dum biryani – a vegetable biryani recipe from the land of the nawabs – Hyderabad. This is the most popular biryani recipe on my blog. Many readers have tried this recipe and given positive feedback. The veg biryani is light, aromatic and deliciously yum…. Its a step by step recipe covering the elaborate process of making this biryani in detail.

veg dum biryani

2. Paneer biryani – mildly spiced and delicious dum cooked layered paneer biryani. here I have just marinated the paneer cubes, layered with cooked rice and then dum cooked. So no gravy is made before. The paneer cubes do not become dense or hard as we are not cooking them twice.

paneer biryani recipe

3. Mushroom biryani – spicy vegetarian biryani with mushrooms from the Chettinad cuisine.

Chettinad mushroom biryani recipe

4. Ambur biryani – a vegetarian version of the famous biryani from Ambur. Ambur is a town in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu and its biryani is very famous. Apart from mushrooms you can also use soy chunks, tofu or mix veggies.

Ambur veg biryani recipe with mushrooms

5. Mughlai biryani – mild and lightly spiced biryani with mixed veggies and dry fruits.

Mughlai veg biryani recipe

6. Kuska biryani or kuska rice –  South Indian style spiced flavorful biryani rice served as an accompaniment with a gravy dish.

kuska biryani recipe, kuska rice recipe

7. Awadhi biryani –  aromatic, light, mild and a subtle flavored Lucknowi biryani recipe. all the spices, flavorings, gets blended very well with each other in this dish. If you are a biryani lover, then you should try Awadhi biryani.

Awadhi biryani recipe

8. Restaurant style vegetable dum biryani – an aromatic, lightly spiced Vegetable dum biryani, restaurant style. the flavors of the freshly ground spices as well as the caramelized/browned onions are a hallmark in this biryani and brings out the best in the whole dish.

veg biryani recipe

9. Veg biryani in pressure cooker – easy recipe method of a Biryani made in pressure cooker. no pre cooking of veggies and rice.

veg biryani recipe


10. Tomato biryani – one pot spiced South Indian style tomato biryani recipe. Unlike the regular biryanis, this tomato biryani recipe is not layered and dum cooked. The entire recipe is made in a thick bottomed pot or pan. Covered with a tight fitting lid and slow cooked.

tomato biryani recipe

11. Gobi biryani – one pot recipe of a dum cooked South Indian style cauliflower biryani. This biryani is dum cooked but not layered.

gobi biryani recipe

12. Kerala biryani – delicately spiced and fragrant mild vegetable biryani made with coconut milk. overall the Kerala biryani is much milder and less in heat since it has less spices than the Tamil Nadu or Hyderabadi veg biryani. Along with the spices, herbs, cashews and raisins the biryani is mild, delicately balanced in flavors and has a light sweet taste. Again one of the best biryanis. An elaborate process of making this biryani, but worth it. Trust me on that. Step by step recipe.

Kerala biryani recipe
13. Dindigul biryani – easy to prepare vegetarian version of the Dindigul biryani made with mushrooms.

Dindigul style veg biryani recipe

14. Easy paneer biryani in pressure cooker – this easy and delicious paneer biryani is layered and has the flavors of a dum cooked biryani.

paneer biryani recipe in pressure cooker

15. Kolkata style veg biryani recipe  – a light and flavourful version of biryani from the Bengali cuisine. Kolkata biryani is derived from the Lucknowi biryani and different from the Hyderabadi veg biryani or South Indian versions of biryanis. This version is mildly spiced and light.

Kolkata style veg biryani recipe

16. Kashmiri biryani – a no onion no garlic biryani from the Kashmiri pandit cuisine. here Hing or asafoetida plays an important role in substituting the flavor of onions and garlic. also the fried dry fruits mainly raisins add sweetness to the final dish. fennel powder and dry ginger powder also add their flavors as well as aroma along with the other whole spices.

Kashmiri biryani recipe

17. Mushroom biryani in pressure cooker – easy and delicious recipe of mushroom biryani in pressure cooker with step by step photos. The biryani has dum cooked flavors.

mushroom biryani recipe in pressure cooker

18. Chole biryani – aromatic, spiced and a delicious dum cooked and layered biryani with white chickpeas.

chole biryani recipe

19. Qabooli biryani or chana dal biryani – an aromatic and flavorsome biryani made with bengal gram (chana dal). the basmati rice, chana dal, yogurt and spices… when they all are cooked together in dum, the whole quality of this chana dal biryani changes to a royal feast.

chana dal biryani recipe

20. Mushroom biryani e dum pukht – step by step recipe of mushroom dum biryani. Here birista or crisp fried onions add a great deal of flavor, aroma and taste to the biryani. The biryani also has curd, mint leaves along with the usual Indian whole garam masala. Vegetables, paneer can also be added instead of mushrooms.

mushroom dum biryani-recipe

21. Palak biryani or spinach biryani – this recipe of palak biryani is one easy biryani recipe. if you have spinach and want an easy as well as satisfying meal, then do make this green spinach biryani… lightly spiced and aromatic.

palak biryani recipe

22. South Indian Mushroom Biryani – This biryani is spicy and hot and with full flavors of the mushrooms in it. An easy recipe of mushroom biryani.

mushroom biryani recipe

23. Baby Potato Biryani – dum biryani made with small potatoes. this is a simple biryani without the use of dry fruits or expensive ingredients like saffron. For this biryani, you can also use regular potatoes instead of small potatoes.

aloo biryani recipe

24. Kathal biryani biryani – mildly spiced and subtly flavored meaty vegetarian biryani made with raw unripe jakcfruit.

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25. Mumbai Biryani – aromatic and spiced Bombay dum vegetable biryani.

Bombay vegetable biryani recipe

26. Mangalorean Style Biryani – this is a spicy vegetable biryani with robust flavors. There is no layering involved in the biryani. Like most South Indian biryanis this recipe is one pot and cooked in steam or dum.


veg biryani recipe Mangalorean style

27. South Indian style veg biryani recipe – spiced one pot recipe of vegetable biryani made in pressure cooker with step by step photos.

South Indian veg biryani recipe

28. Seviyan biryani – semiya biryani is a lesser known but delicious biryani variety from the Rajasthani cuisine. In this biryani, instead of rice, seviyan (vermicelli) is used. The biryani has a unique flavor and taste as yakhni (veg stock) is used while dum cooking.

seviyan biryani

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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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18 comments/reviews

  1. yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. yummy biryani

    • Thanks Nitu

  3. I enjoy to all kind of recipes.

    • thanks.

  4. All the receipes I have seen are easy to make because good instructions an ddelicious
    Thank you so much

    • thanks a lot.

  5. All Biryani recipes yummy !!!!

    • thanks madhu.

  6. Wow Biriyani looks awesome!!! Great work!!!

    • thanks so much ria 🙂

  7. Awesome recepies… I have tried several. All are superb. Thanks for sharing the recepies..

    • welcome karishma.

  8. All the receipes I have seen are easy to make because good instructions an ddelicious
    I generally invite my family crowd will try more recipes

    • thanks sheila for sharing positive feedback on recipes.

  9. i have a eye on kerala dum briyani and hyderabadi dum briyani bookmarked it !

    • I am big fan of yours ! Seriously! Your recipes and the way you instruct is amazing. Whenever I want to cook something special I just google your version and then blindly follow u. Be it rajma aur this biryani everything tastes YUM! Thanks a ton !!

      • Welcome Akansha. Thanks for your kind words and for your trust on the recipes. Glad to know this.