Dum Biriyani

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes | Cooking Time: 25 Minutes | Serves: 4


500g cooked basmathi rice

150g carrots, cubed

100g cauliflower florets

150g potato, cubed

100g beans cut into 1 inch pieces

150g bell pepper

1 cup green peas

1 cup curd

1 packet Knorr Biriyani Mix

150g sliced onions

150g sliced tomatoes

1 teaspoon garlic

1-2 green chilies, sliced


1-2 sprigs Curry Leaves

1 tablespoon ghee

1 tablespoon chili powder

20g margarine

A handful of mint leaves

100g fried onions to garnish

200ml water to cook

½ teaspoon salt


1. In a pot, add butter and ghee. Then add ginger, garlic, green chili, rampe and curry leaves. Sauté till fragrant.

2. Add onions and tomatoes, sauté for a few more minutes. Then add all the vegetables and sauté for 1 minute. 3.

3. Add Knorr Biriyani Mix, chili powder and curd. Add water and cook till vegetables are done. Add mint leaves and fried onion. Mix well.

4. 4. In a casserole dish or in a rice cooker, add a portion of the cooked rice as a layer and on top, add the vegetable mixture. Continue in this manner until all the rice and vegetables are layered. Cover with lid and let it stand in the cooker under ‘warm’ stage. Serve hot.

Chef Tip

Add cashew nuts for more flavour.

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