Zaitooni Subz Biryani Recipe

Zaitooni Subz Biryani Recipe

Zaitooni Subz Biryani is a biryani recipe packed with the goodness of veggies and flavourful spices all tossed together for a delightful, rich dish to savour for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: indian-food
Servings: 2


  • 1/4 Cup basmati rice soaked
  • 10 Green olives
  • 10 Black olives
  • 4 Carrots cut into ½ inch cube
  • 10 Babycorn cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 Zucchini cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup diced mushroom
  • 10-12 Broccoli florets
  • 1 cup green peas shelled
  • Few threads of saffron
  • 50 ml milk
  • Oil for frying
  • 4 large onion sliced
  • 2 Green cardamom
  • 1 Black cardamom
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1/2 inch cinnamom
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red chilli pickle paste
  • 4-5 green chilli chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 3/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • to taste salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 1-2 drops kewra essence
  • Ginger cut into thin strips


  • Soak the saffron in the warm milk.
  • Drain and boil rice in four cups of boiling salted water with green cardamoms, black cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf, until three-fourths done. Drain excess water.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and deep-fry the onions till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Blanch all the vegetables separately. Drain and refresh in cold water.
  • In a bowl, mix the vegetables with the yogurt, red chilli pickle paste, green chillies, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, half the garam masala powder, salt and half the browned onions.
  • Transfer the mixture to a non stick deep pan; Spread the rice over the vegetables along with olives. Sprinkle the saffron-flavored milk, coriander leaves, mint leaves, kewra essence, ginger strips, remaining garam masala powder and remaining browned onions over the rice.
  • Seal the pan with the lid and cook over medium heat, till the rice and vegetables are done. This may take around 15-20 minutes.

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