Black Rice Vegetable Keema Biryani

A vegetarian biryani recipe that is made using black rice, which is rich in fiber and antioxidants and also has an intense flavour

Chase the flavors

Serves 2-3

Prep time 40 Minutes

Cooking time 10 Minutes


Green cardamom - 3-4

Black cardamom - 2-3

Bay leaf - 2

Ghee - 1 tsp

Onion - 1

Black rice - 1.5 cups

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp

Green chilli - 2

Tomato - 1

Tomato puree - 1 tbsp

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Biryani masala - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Cumin powder - 1 tsp

Curd - 1/2 cup

Soya granules - 1.5 cup

Bell peppers - 1 each

Mint leaves - Few leaves


1) In a Meyer Forgestone saucepan, heat water along with the whole spices and boil the black rice till its 80% done

2) In a Circulon chef’s pan, heat ghee and saute off the sliced onion in it

3) Once the onion is brown, add ginger garlic paste and slit green chillies

4) Next, add sliced tomato and the tomato puree along with it

5) Add soaked soya granules and cover them with the masala

6) Add the powdered spices one by one along with the salt and let them cook for 10 minutes

7) Once the keema is ready, add in the curd and chopped bell peppers and let it simmer for another 10 minutes

8) Layer the cooked rice on top and garnish with fried onions and mint leaves

9) Cover and cook till the rice is fully cooked and garnish with some more fried onions

← Back to Recipes