Biriyani, Indian, Lunch, Potato

Vegetable biriyani (using boiled ponni rice) in rice cooker

Usually biriyani are made using basmati or seeraka samba. But I tried it in boiled ponni rice. I was skeptical about how it turns. But I am not disappointed rather more satisfied. It tasted amazing, even the rice cooked perfect.( Thanks to my trusted rice cooker?).

The only thing you miss in this biriyani is the aroma of basmati rice. Apart from that everything is awesome. Do try .


You see how rice is cooked. Perfect, right?


Boiled ponni rice – 1 1/2 cup

Water – 2 cups

Coconut milk – 2 cups

Onion – 1/2 cup thinly sliced

Mixed veggies – 1 1/2 cup ( I used potato, cauliflower, green peas, carrot)

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Biriyani powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Salt – as required

Cinnamon – a small piece

Cloves – 2 or 3

Cardamom – 2

Pepper corns – 1/4 tsp

Bay leaf – 1

Ghee – 2 tsp

Oil – 1 tsp

To grind

Green chilli – 1 or 2

Ginger – a small piece

Garlic –  3 or 4 pods

Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup

Mint leaves – 2 tbsn

Tomato – 1 medium sized

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp


  • Grind all the ingredients  under ‘ to grind’ to a smooth paste.
  • Soak rice for 10 minutes and strain it in a strainer.
  • Heat ghee and oil in a pan. Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, pepper corns.
  • Stir for a minute and add onions. Sauté till golden.
  • Then add ground paste. Sauté till raw smell goes and add all spice powders.
  • When the raw smell goes add chopped veggies. Cover and cook for a minute.
  • Add strained rice and mix thoroughly for a minute.
  • Switch off. Transfer it to the rice cooker. Add water and coconut milk. Add required salt.
  • Switch on the rice cooker to cook mode.
  • Serve warm when it’s done along Onion raita or  Mango raita





  1. You can use only water or only coconut milk .
  2. Adjust spice according to your taste.
  3. You can follow the same procedure in basmati rice too. Only thing you have to remember is the rice – water ratio. Here I used 1 1/2 : 4 but for basmati 1 : 2.


  1. Yummy blog… Maybe I should show these to my mom..??

    1. ? sure you should show and ask to try some… and let me know??

  2. lovely twist……. looks amazing…..

  3. That looks delish! :)…

    1. Thank you?…it tastes really good..

  4. Great variation ! Lovely presentation 🙂

  5. Good idea.. Nicely presented

  6. Nice blog?! Yummi. I love biriany. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    1. Thank you for your lovely words?

  7. First time to ur space. Thanks for the feedback in my site. Yummy biryani who will say no to this. I am hungry looking at it.

    1. Welcome to my site…. thanks for your so nice words..? keep coming?

  8. Absolutely delicious!!

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