This veg biryani recipe is delicious medley of succulent vegetables, spices, ghee, saffron, and flavourful basmati rice and is a must try!


1 cup basmati rice

½ teaspoon saffron threads

¼ cup low fat milk

Cooking spray

½ tsp whole cumin seeds

½ tsp ground cloves

2 tbsp garam masala

1 large potato, peeled & chopped

½ cup cauliflower florets, chopped

½ cup carrots, peeled & chopped

½ cup green beans, chopped

3 cups water


1. Place basmati rice in a large bowl then cover with water and soak for 30 minutes then drain.

2. In a small bowl, combine saffron and milk and set aside.

3. Spray a large saucepan with low fat cooking spray and heat to medium-high heat.

4. Add cumin seeds and cloves and sauté for 1 minute.

5. Stir in the chopped vegetables and stir fry for 4-5 minutes.

6. Add the rice and stir fry for 1 minute.

7. Stir in the water and garam masala.

8. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.

9. Drizzle with the saffron milk then serve.

Nutritional Information

Serves 2

Calories 110kcal, Fat 1.5g, Carbs 19g, Protein 2g

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