|June 22, 2022


Biryani is a beloved dish in India, with its origins dating back to the Mughal era. The dish is made by layering fragrant, spiced rice with vegetables or meat and cooking it slowly to develop complex flavors. While biryani is traditionally prepared from scratch, there are now pre-mixes available that make it quicker and easier to prepare this beloved dish at home.

In this recipe, we will be using Alco Foods Veg Biryani Mix to make a vegetarian version of the dish. This pre-mix contains all the necessary spices and flavors to make a delicious biryani, making the cooking process much easier and faster.

Alco Foods Veg Biryani Mix is made with 100% natural and premium quality ingredients that are ethically sourced directly from Indian farmers. Our Veg Biryani Mix is also very ergonomic and shelf-stable, so you will not need to worry about it taking up any refrigerator space or a lot of shelf space.


Veg Biryani is an aromatic and flavorful rice dish that is made with biryani rice, vegetables and spices. Veg Biryani is a very popular dish in Indian cuisine. Veg Biryani is best served with naan.
Print Recipe

Let's Make Indian Veg Biryani Mix

  • Prep Time - 20 minutes
  • Cook Time - 30 minutes 


  • 50g - Alco foods Veg Biryani Mix
  • 2 cups - Basmati rice
  • 1 cup - Mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, beans, cauliflower, etc.)
  • 1 - Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 - Tomatoes, diced
  • 1 - Green chili, sliced
  • 1/4 cup - Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp - Oil or ghee
  • Salt, as per taste
  • 3 cups - Water
  • A few sprigs of coriander leaves, for garnishing


  • Rinse the basmati rice thoroughly and soak it in water for 30 minutes. This will help to remove any excess starch and ensure that the rice cooks evenly.
  • In a pot, heat oil or ghee over medium heat and add the thinly sliced onions. Sauté until golden brown.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and green chili to the pot and stir well. This will add a tangy flavor to the dish.
  • Add the mixed vegetables to the pot and cook for a few minutes until they are slightly tender. You can use any vegetables of your choice, such as carrots, peas, beans, cauliflower, etc.
  • Add the packet of Alco Foods Veg Biryani Mix to the pot and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes. This pre-mix contains all the necessary spices and flavors to make a delicious biryani.
  • Add yogurt to the pot and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. This will add a creamy texture to the dish.
  • Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pot. Mix well and cook for a few minutes until the rice is coated well with the spices and vegetables.
  • Add salt as per taste and pour 3 cups of water over the rice. Mix well and bring the mixture to a boil. This will help to cook the rice.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the rice is cooked. This slow cooking process will help to develop the flavors.
  • Turn off the heat and let the biryani rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. Enjoy your delicious vegetarian Biryani made with Alco Foods Veg Biryani Mix!

In conclusion, using Alco Foods Veg Biryani Mix can be a convenient and easy way to make this delicious veg biryani at home. With just a few simple steps and ingredients, you can create a flavorful and aromatic biryani that is sure to impress your family and friends. So, give it a try and savor the rich and delicious flavors of this beloved dish.

Now you can cook delicious food at your home with pure and healthy spices. Alco Foods offers you a wide range of exotic Indian spices and seasonings that can make your recipes flavorful. The Easy Gravy Bowls offers you containers of quality spices blended to make your food delicious and easy to cook.

FAQs on Veg Biryani Recipe

Can I use any type of rice to make biryani?

While you can use any type of rice, basmati rice is the best option for making biryani. Its long, slender grains and fragrant aroma make it the perfect choice for this dish.

Can I add meat instead of vegetables?

Yes, you can use meat instead of vegetables. Simply substitute the mixed vegetables with your choice of meat, such as chicken or lamb, and follow the same steps mentioned in the recipe.

How long does it take to make biryani using Alco Foods Veg Biryani mix?

Using Alco Foods Veg Biryani mix can significantly reduce the cooking time for biryani. It usually takes around 30 minutes to prepare biryani using a pre-mix, including the time to cook the rice.

Can I store the leftover biryani in the fridge?

Yes, you can store leftover biryani in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to 3-4 days. You can reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

Can I customize the Alco Foods Veg Biryani Mix according to my taste preferences?

While the pre-mix already contains all the necessary spices and flavors to make a delicious biryani, you can still add additional ingredients or spices according to your taste preferences. For example, you can add more green chili or red chili powder to make it spicier, or add more vegetables or nuts to make it more nutritious and flavorful.