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Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani

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This is a deliciously mild spiced vegetable biryani that can be served as a main meal or as accompaniment to your meal.

Prep time: 20minutes

Cook time: 45minutes

Total time: 1 hour 5minutes

Serves: 4


1 large yellow pepper – deseeded and cut into chunks

1 beef tomato – deseeded and cut into chunks

1 large red onion – peeled and cut into wedges

1 courgette – thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves – leave skins on

2tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

125g of Basmati rice – washed with cold water

2tbsp of mild curry paste

1 star anise

500ml of hot vegetable stock

2tbsp of flat parsley – chopped

2tbsp of coriander – chopped

Salt and pepper


1) Preheat the oven to 190*C/Gas mark 5. Place the vegetables into a large roasting tin and drizzle the oil over the top. Mix thoroughly and makes sure you have coated all the veg.

2) Cook in the hot oven for 20minutes until the vegetables start to turn brown.

3) When cooked stir in the curry paste, stock, star of anise, turmeric and rice. Cook for a further 20-30minutes until the stock and absorbed completely.

4) Stir in the herbs and serve immediately.



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