Veg biryani(nepal style)

Main Dish
3 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 3
1 and ¼ cups Rice

1 and ½ teaspoon Oil

½ cup green peas

1 large onion chopped

½ large tomato chopped

1 tablespoon Lemon juice

½ teaspoon Ginger paste or finely chopped

1 teaspoon Garlic paste or finely chopped

¼ teaspoon turmeric

1/3 teaspoon cumin

2-3 Green chilies

1 Bay leaf

2 Black cardamom

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

4-6 cloves

Salt to taste


  • Wash rice in lot of water and then soak in water for about 1 hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin and when they start to change color, add turmeric, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon.
  • Add ginger, garlic and chilies. Cook on medium heat for one minute. Add onion, tomato and green peas for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Drain the water from rice and add rice, stir gently for about a minute. Add 2 and 1/2 cup of water. Add salt to taste. Cook on high heat, stirring gently but continuously.
  • When water is almost absorbed, add lemon juice. Lower the heat. Cover the pan and continue cooking for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the rice is completely cooked.


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