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.

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