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Vegetarian Biryani



6 portion(s)


  • 50 g ghee, butter or coconut oil
  • 400 g basmati rice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp Cardomom Seeds, or 5 bruised pods
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds, brown or black
  • 2 tablespoon veggie stock paste
  • 2 tsp tumeric


  • 200 g Green beans, trimmed and halfed
  • 200 g cauliflower florets
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 100 g Cashews
  • 70 g Raisins or craisins


  • 100 g greek yogurt or coconut cream
  • 100 g reserved stock liquid
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • salt, to taste
  • coriander leaves, handful
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed for juice

Recipe's preparation

    Rice and Vegetables
  1. Add 50 g ghee, butter or coconut oil to mixing bowl with rice, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and mustard seeds. Cook 5 min/100/Counter-clockwise operation/Gentle stir setting

  2. Pour rice mixture into steaming basket. Rinse mixing bowl. Add 1000 g water, tumeric and stock paste into bowl. Insert steaming basket. 

  3. Place carrots and cauliflower into Varoma dish. Place green beans, cashews and sultanas on the varoma tray. Put the Varoma into place. Cook 18 min/Varoma/sp 3.5-4.

  4. Once cooked, put beans, cashews and raisins from tray into dish with cauli and carrot. Empty the rice from the basket into the Varoma dish as well. Stir gently to combine. Once mixed, transfer to a 2.5 oval or 2.6 L round Thermoserver.

  5. Sauce
  6. Remove all but 100 g remaining stock liquid from mixing bowl. Add 100 g greek yogurt or coconut cream, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp garam masala. Mix 10 sec/sp 5. Pour over rice in the Thermoserver, stir gently. Garnish with coriander leaves and squeeze lemon juice over the top. Stand 5 minutes before serving. 

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I adapted this recipe from skinnymixers, increasing veggie content and with dairy free options. This dish can easily be made vegan with adaptations given. It is a very flavoursome main dish that feeds a crowd.

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