The Quinoa Vegetable Biryani recipe by executive chef of Fazlani Natures Nest is comfort in a bowl

Unlike traditional biryani that uses rice, this step-by-step recipe for Quinoa Vegetable Biryani is cooked with quinoa, healthy and delicious in every bite. When are you making this at home next? 

A step-by-step recipe for quinoa vegetable biryani. Image credit: fazlani natures nest.  
A step-by-step recipe for Quinoa Vegetable Biryani. Image credit: Fazlani Natures Nest. 

Quinoa Vegetable Biryani


  • 100 gm Quinoa 
  • 1.5 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp jeera powder and coriander powder each 
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 2 green chillies 
  • 10 gm mint leaves 
  • 15 gm coriander leaves 
  • 3 tsp ghee 
  • 15 gm carrot 
  • 10 gm cauliflower, broccoli, beans, green beans each 
  • 1 onion 
  • 1 tsp cumin seed 
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 1.5 tsp biryani masala 
  • 2 tomatoes 


  • Heat a pan, add ghee and once it is hot add cumin seeds. When cumin seeds begin to sizzle add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 30 seconds. 
  • Then add sliced onions, green chillies, and sauté again for 2-3 minutes until the ingredients turn soft or golden brown in colour. 
  • Now add biryani masala and dry powder spices 
  • After that add mixed vegetables, mint, coriander leaves and cook for a minute. Then add rinsed quinoa, green chillies, salt, water and mix everything well. You can also add seasoning at this stage. 
  • Stir the mixture properly in a high flame for 1-2 minutes, then lower the flame and cover the pot or the utensil with the lid and cook for 2 to 3 minutes in a slow pressure sealing method. Check when it is done, squeeze lime and your Vegetable Quinoa Biryani is ready. Serve with raita or salan. 

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