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A Flavorful Feast: Making Vegetable Biryani with Ballavaa Biryani Masala


Biryani, the aromatic and sumptuous Indian dish, is a celebration of flavors and spices. Among the myriad of biryani variations, the vegetable biryani stands out as a delightful vegetarian option. Today, we’ll embark on a culinary journey to create a mouthwatering Vegetable Biryani using the exquisite Ballavaa Biryani Masala. Get ready to impress your taste buds and those of your guests with this aromatic and flavorful dish.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the Rice:

  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 green cardamom pods
  • Salt to taste

For the Vegetable Mix:

  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, beans, and bell peppers)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil or ghee
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste

Ballavaa Biryani Masala Mix:

  • 2-3 teaspoons of Ballavaa Biryani Masala (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust for heat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • A pinch of saffron strands (optional)
  • 1/4 cup warm milk (for saffron, if using)


1. Preparing the Rice:

  • Rinse the Basmati rice thoroughly until the water runs clear.
  • In a large pot, heat water over medium-high heat.
  • Add the rinsed rice, bay leaf, cardamom pods, and salt.
  • Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the rice is 70-80% cooked. Drain the rice and set it aside.

2. Preparing the Saffron (Optional):

  • If using saffron, soak a pinch of saffron strands in warm milk and set it aside. This will be used for garnishing.

3. Cooking the Vegetable Mix:

  • In a large, heavy-bottomed pan or biryani pot, heat the oil or ghee over medium heat.
  • Add the sliced onions and sauté until they turn golden brown and crispy. Remove some for garnishing.
  • Stir in the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add the mixed vegetables and sauté for 5-7 minutes until they begin to soften.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they become mushy.
  • Lower the heat and add the Ballavaa Biryani Masala, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and garam masala. Mix well.
  • Add the yogurt and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the oil separates.

4. Layering and Dum Cooking:

  • Layer the partially cooked rice evenly over the vegetable mix.
  • Drizzle the saffron milk (if using) and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves over the rice.
  • Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid or seal it with dough to ensure a proper dum cooking process.
  • Cook on low heat for 20-25 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the rice to finish cooking.

5. Serving Your Ballavaa Biryani:

  • Gently fluff the biryani with a fork, mixing the rice and vegetables.
  • Garnish with the crispy fried onions and some additional fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with raita (yogurt sauce) and enjoy your homemade Vegetable Biryani made extraordinary with Ballavaa Biryani Masala.


Making Vegetable Biryani using Ballavaa Biryani Masala is a delightful culinary experience that brings the richness of Indian flavors to your kitchen. This aromatic dish combines the essence of spices with the wholesomeness of vegetables to create a memorable meal. Whether you’re serving it for a special occasion or as a comforting weeknight dinner, your Vegetable Biryani will be a hit with family and friends. Bon appétit!

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