How to prepare an oven baked vegetable biryani recipe in easy steps

 This vegan recipe is very popular in India. You find this meal in areas hugely dense with vegetarians and vegans alike. Veg biryani is one meal vegan lovers can't say no to. Next time you find this on somebody’s menu do yourself a favor and ask them how this Vegan Biryani benefits them.  In this guide, you will learn how to make an oven baked vegetable biryani recipe.

what is biryani?

Oven baked vegetable biryani recipe

Biryani is a type of rice dish originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is typically made with spices, rice, and meat or vegetables. Biryani is often served with raita, a yogurt-based sauce, and pickles or chutney. The word "biryani" is derived from the Persian word beryā(n), which means "fried" or "roasted". As vegans, we'll restrict ourselves to the type made with vegetables only, and am sure you already know why.

oven baked vegetable biryani recipeSome like to call it aromatic biryani because this recipe is truly aromatic with lots of exotic flavors. History books claim this vegan recipe started in Persa and got transported to India by Mughals.


Nutritional Value

A serving of Biryani can give about 240 calories and accounts for 12% of the daily adult calories requirement from the diet which is estimated at 2000 calories.

The energy provided is about 448 cals.

About 61g of carbohydrate

The protein content of biryani is 9g.

Its fiber content is 6g.

Biryani sodium content is about 26mg and cholesterol is 4mg.

It contains 18g of fat.


Cook Time:

It takes an average of 120 minutes to get ready.


Vegetable Biryani Ingredients

A number of ingredients are required for making these recipes, so do yourself a favor to assemble them before you start preparing your recipes. This preparation process can take up to 30 minutes. Below are important ingredients for making the best biryani recipe:

1. You need clarified butter or ghee about three tablespoons. 2. Lavang or cloves (5)

3.  Star anise (1) 4. Tej Patta or Bay leaf (2)  5. Dalchini or Cinnamon stick 6.  Elachi or cardamom

7.  Pepper 8.  Onion 9.  Garlic  10. Cumin seeds and powder 11.  Beans 12. Cauliflower 13. Mattar or peas 14.  Chopped Carrots 15.  Mushrooms 16. Potato 17.  Tumeric 18.  Yogurt 19. Biryani Masala 

20.  Salt for seasoning. 21.  Coriander leaves  22.  Pudina leaves 23.  Basmati Rice 24.  Water

25.  Saffron Water

How to make baked vegetable biryani recipe (steps)

Step one: cooking the rice

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2) In a large pot or Dutch oven, cook the rice according to package instructions.

Step two: preparing the vegetables and assembling the biryani

1. Start your cooking by putting your saute spices and ghee in a big hot cooker and allow to cook.

2.  Introduce your onions, garlic paste, and ginger.

3.  Add the vegetables, cook till it shrinks, then add your yogurt or curd. Make sure the heat is minimal.

vegetable biryani

4. Season with salt and spice powder.

5. Introduce fried onions, mint, and coriander leaves.

Step three: Mix the rice and the vegetables

Once the rice is cooked, mix it with the vegetables and spices (cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper).

Step four: baking the Veg biryani recipe in an oven

Add some powder of biryani masala and salt.
Spread the mixture into an oven-safe dish and bake for 20-30 minutes.

Serve warm with raita (yogurt sauce), chutney, or other condiments.

How to Serve

 This sumptuous meal can be served with raita, shorba, mirchi ka salan and bagara baingan. Also, note that it is a complete meal of its own and can be eaten alone.

A good vegan biryani should have a balance of flavours and textures, and this can be achieved by pairing it with the right side dishes. Below are some recommendations for what goes well with it:

1. A cooling raita: Raita is a yogurt-based condiment that is traditionally served with Indian food. It's perfect for balancing out the spice in biryani, and it also adds a nice creaminess.

2. A fresh salad: A simple salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions is the perfect way to brighten up biryani. The crunchy vegetables also add a nice contrast in texture.

3. A sweet dessert: Biryani is often served with a sweet dessert like gulab jamun or rasmalai. This helps to round out the meal and leave you feeling satisfied.

How to Preserve Leftovers of Vegetable Biryani Recipe

If you made more than required, you can share it with friends or store it in a refrigerator. In a refrigerator, it can stay up to 5 days.


This oven baked vegetable biryani recipe is a healthier and easier alternative to the traditional method of cooking biryani. It is perfect for busy weeknights or when you want to enjoy a delicious meal without spending hours in the kitchen. Give it a try and you will not be disappointed!

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