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Air Fryer Vegetable Biriyani Recipe

Vegetable Biriyani

Air Fryer Vegetable Biriyani
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Oriental


  • Vortex Air Fryer


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5 mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pepper sliced
  • 2 small carrots chopped
  • 1 block of paneer cut in cubes
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chillies
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Pomegranate to top optional


  • Boil the rice in some water for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes are up, drain the rice and leave to the side.
  • Add the chopped onions, cumin seeds, green chillies, garlic, and ginger paste to a pan and allow to caramelise in some oil. Then add the chopped vegetables and mix.
  • Stir in the cubes of paneer along with all the other spices. After a couple of minutes add the salt and pepper.
  • Once the vegetables are a little softer but not entirely cooked, take off the heat and leave to the side.
  • In an air fryer proof dish, add one layer of rice. Then, add a layer of the vegetable mixture. Keep doing this until the mixture is used up.
  • Put the rice as the last layer and garnished with coriander.
  • Add a splash of water on top of the rice, to stop the rice from crisping, then select Air Fryer for 15 minutes at 180°C
  • Ignore when it says to turn food, and once finished, top with pomegranate seeds!


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