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veg biryani recipe mangalorean style

spicy veg biryani recipe made mangalorean style. one pot spiced biryani recipe.

5 from 6 votes
total time:
65minutes

mangalorean style veg biryani recipe with step by step photos – a spiced fragrant one pot biryani with mixed veggies.

veg biryani recipe mangalorean style

this is a spicy veg 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. the recipe is inspired and loosely adapted from the book ‘biryani‘ by pratibha karan.

i try different methods of making biryanis and whenever i prepare a biryani recipe which tastes good, i add them on the blog too. so far i have added some biryani recipes ranging from not so easy to easy ones. you can have a look at this collection of biryani recipes.

like most biryani recipes, this biryani goes well with onion-tomato raita. you can also serve some sliced onions or sirke wale pyaaz or a side salad. you can also serve this veg biryani with tomato onion shorba.

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veg biryani recipe mangalorean style
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mangalorean veg biryani

spicy veg biryani recipe made mangalorean style. one pot spiced biryani recipe.
course main course
cuisine mangalorean, south indian
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 35 minutes
total time 1 hour 5 minutes
servings 2 -3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients for mangalorean veg biryani

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 medium onions or 100 grams onions or 1 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 to 2 green chilies, slit or sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 medium tomato or 75 grams tomatoes or ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 medium to large carrot or 100 grams carrots or ½ cup chopped carrots
  • 2 medium potatoes or 150 grams potatoes or ¾ to 1 cup chopped potatoes
  • cup green peas, fresh or frozen (matar)
  • 1 cup heaped basmati rice, or 200 grams basmati rice
  • 2 cups water for cooking rice
  • salt as required

to be ground to paste

  • ¼ cup tightly packed fresh grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic (lahsun)
  • 3 to 4 dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds (khus khus)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds (sabut dhania)
  • 8 to 10 fenugreek seeds (methi seeds)
  • 2 cloves (lavang)
  • 2 green cardamoms (hari elaichi or choti elaichi)
  • ½ inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup water for grinding

how to make mangalorean veg biryani

preparation for mangalorean veg biryani

  1. rinse basmati rice very well in water and then soak for 30 minutes.
  2. after 30 minutes, strain the rice of all the water and keep aside.
  3. meanwhile, while the rice is soaking, rinse and chop all the veggies. keep them aside.

preparing the ground paste for biryani

  1. also take all the ingredients for the masala paste - 1/4 cup tightly packed fresh grated coconut, 1 tsp chopped ginger, 1 tsp chopped garlic, 3 to 4 dry red chilies, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 1 tsp poppy seeds, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 8 to 10 methi seeds, 2 cloves, 2 green cardamoms and 1/2 inch cinnamon.
  2. add these ingredients along with 1/4 to 1/3 cup water in a grinder jar. 

  3. grind to a smooth paste.

making spicy mangalorean biryani recipe

  1. heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a thick bottomed pot or pan. add 1 cup thinly sliced onions.
  2. saute the onions on a low to medium flame, stirring often till they turn golden.
  3. now add 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp finely chopped ginger and 1 sprig curry leaves.
  4. stir and saute for a minute.
  5. then add 1 or 2 green chilies (slit or sliced) and add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
  6. mix well and saute on a low to medium flame till the tomatoes soften and become pulpy. you will also see oil releasing from the sides of the onion-tomato masala.
  7. now add the ground spice paste. stir well and saute for 3 minutes on a low flame.
  8. add 1.75 to 2 cups chopped veggies. you can add your choice of veggies. i added a mix of carrots, green peas and potatoes.
  9. stir well and mix the veggies with the rest of the masala.
  10. now add the rice. gently stir the rice with the veggies and masala.
  11. add 2 cups water. season with salt as per taste. stir.
  12. seal the pan with an aluminium foil or a moist kitchen towel or a moist cotton napkin.
  13. close tightly with a lid.
  14. on a low flame cook till the rice grains are cooked and all the water is absorbed. it took me 18 minutes for the rice to cook. 

  15. time will vary depending on the size and volume of pan, the thickness of pan, flame intensity etc. 

  16. if the rice grains are still under cooked and all the water has been absorbed then add a few tablespoons of water. 

  17. cover and cook veg biryani for some more minutes.

  18. allow a standing time of 5 minutes and then open the lid. 

  19. gently fluff and serve mangalore style veg biryani with raita or pickle or papad. you can garnish with some chopped coriander leaves if you want.

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how to make mangalore style veg biryani recipe

1. rinse basmati rice very well in water and then soak for 30 minutes.

making veg biryani recipe

2. after 30 minutes, strain the rice of all the water and keep aside.

making veg biryani recipe

3. take all the ingredients for the masala paste – ¼ cup tightly packed fresh grated coconut, 1 tsp chopped ginger, 1 tsp chopped garlic, 3 to 4 dry red chilies, ½ tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 1 tsp poppy seeds, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 8 to 10 methi seeds (fenugreek seeds), 2 cloves, 2 green cardamoms and ½ inch cinnamon.

making veg biryani recipe

4. add these ingredients along with ¼ to ⅓ cup water in a grinder jar. grind to a smooth paste.

making veg biryani recipe

5. heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a thick bottomed pot or pan. add 1 cup thinly sliced onions.

making veg biryani recipe

6. saute the onions on a low to medium flame, stirring often.

making veg biryani recipe

7. saute the onions till they turn golden.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

8. now add ½ cup chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp finely chopped ginger and 1 sprig curry leaves (10 to 12 curry leaves).

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

9. stir and saute for a minute.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

10. then add 1 or 2 green chilies (slit or sliced).

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

11. next add ¼ tsp turmeric powder.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

12. mix well and saute on a low to medium flame till the tomatoes soften and become pulpy. you will also see oil releasing from the sides of the onion-tomato masala.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

13. now add the ground spice paste.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

14. stir well and saute for 3 minutes on a low flame.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

15. add 1.75 to 2 cups chopped veggies. you can add your choice of veggies. i added a mix of carrots, green peas and potatoes.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

16. stir well and mix the veggies with the rest of the masala.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

17. now add the rice.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

18. gently stir the rice with the veggies and masala.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

19. add 2 cups water.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

20. season with salt as per taste. check the taste of the water and it should taste slightly salty.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

21. seal the pan with an aluminium foil or a moist kitchen towel or a moist cotton napkin.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

22. close tightly with a lid.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

23. on a low flame cook till the rice grains are cooked, fluffy, soft and all the water is absorbed. it took me 18 minutes for the rice to cook. time will vary depending on the size and volume of pan, the thickness of pan, flame intensity etc. if the rice grains are still under cooked and all the water has been absorbed then sprinkle some tablespoons of water. cover and cook for some more minutes.

making mangalore style veg biryani recipe

24. allow a standing time of 5 minutes and then open the lid. gently fluff and serve mangalore style veg biryani with raita or pickle or papad. you can garnish with some chopped coriander leaves if you want.

veg biryani recipe mangalore style

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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38 comments/reviews

  1. I tried this recipe. Resulted in a flavourful and delicious outcome! Another gem from your collection. Thanks for sharing the recipe Dassana. God bless!

    • welcome np. thanks for your positive feedback on biryani and also for your best wishes.

  2. Dasana, this recipe turned out very good. Just that the water, I think could have been a tad lesser.

    • heeru, amount of water to be used depends on the quality of rice. so you can add less water keeping in mind the variety of rice you are using. some rice grains cook fast and need less water and some take more time and need more water. hope this helps.

  3. hi dassana! another great tasting biryani recipe.tastes delicious.thanks.
    I was wondering if it could be converted to mix veg curry to be served with either paratha or dinner rolls.

    • thanks meveera and welcome. of course you can use the same masala base to make a mix veg curry.

  4. I made this today using instant pot and it turned out amazing! Thank you for the recipe.

    • Welcome V

      • This turned out very nice:) Thanks Dasana.

        • thanks heeru.

  5. Loved it Loved it Loved it
    This will be my goto recipe from now on. Thank youuu 😄

    • Welcome Shalini. Glad to know that you liked veg biryani recipe.

  6. It’s really awesome everybody in my home really like it it’s flavors it’s taste just yummmmmm

  7. It is such a awesome dish just yummmmmm I made it for first time flavors are very nice in my house everybody just liked it so much but there is a problem my rice brokedall the time

    • Thanks Naina. Looks like rice got cooked too much. next time you can add less water in the rice.

  8. hi today i made this recipe it came out gooood everybody loved . thank you.

    • thanks for the feedback usha and nice to know.

  9. wow super tasty recipe

    • thanks.

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