Vegetable Biryani is a rich and exotic rice dish and famous in India and other countries. This vegetable Biryani is for my vegetarian friends and Iam posting this for New Year 2012 celebration. This is pakki Biryani style, where vegetables are cooked in gravy first, and then rice is layered on top and cooked on dum (simmer). Vegetable Biryani gets cooked fast and is easier than the meat biryani. First gravy is cooked then 3/4th cooked rice is layered and given dum (simmer). Vegetable Biryani is a one pot dish, no need to make any other side dish, just raitha (curd and onion mixture). For vegetarians, can cook with paneer, soya chunks, and can add any vegetables you like.
For cooking rice
Mixing gravy and rice (layering)