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Vegan Dum Aloo Biryani Recipe: Kolkata Style Plant-Based Delight

40 Cook
Vegan Dum Aloo Biryani

Are you ready to tantalize your taste buds with a culinary journey to the vibrant streets of Kolkata? Today, we’re diving into the heart of the city’s culinary culture with a vegan twist – introducing Kolkata Style Vegan Dum Aloo Biryani Recipe, a quintessential Indian rice biryani that celebrates the rich heritage of Kolkata’s flavors.

This fusion of flavors combines the richness of Kolkata’s traditional spices with the wholesomeness of plant-based ingredients, ensuring a dish that not only satisfies your cravings but also aligns with your dietary preferences and food allergies. It’s not just a vegan rice dish; it’s a culinary masterpiece that honors the essence of Kolkata’s cuisine.

Let’s delve into the aromatic world of spices and potatoes with this step-by-step recipe that promises to elevate your dining experience to new heights.

This Dum Aloo Biryani Recipe is free from :

  • Wheat
  • Peanuts
  • tree nuts
  • dairy
  • casein
  • soy
  • egg
  • sesame
  • fish
  • shellfish

Allergy-Free Ingredients For Dum Aloo Biryani Recipe :

 Ingredients For Biryani Masala:

  • Coriander seeds – 1 TBSP
  • Shahi Jeera – 1 TBSP
  • Black peppercorns – 1 Tsp
  • Green cardamom – 8-10
  • Black cardamom – 1
  • Maze – 2
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon stick – 2 inches
  • Fennel seeds – 1 Tsp
  • Nutmeg – ¼

For Aloo Gravy / Yakhani Ingredients:

  • Gold Potatoes – 4-5, Peeled and cut into half
  • Onion – finely sliced – 1
  • Tomatoes – pureed – 2
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 TBSP
  • Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp
  • Red chili powder – 2 Tsp
  • Biryani masala – 1 TBSP
  • Vegetable oil – 2-3 TBSP
  • Salt to taste
  • Oat milk – ½ cup
  • Kewra water – 1 TBSP

Ingredients For Biryani Rice:

  • Basmati rice – washed thoroughly – 2 cups
  • Water – 4-5 cups
  • Black peppercorns – 4-5
  • Green cardamom – 2-3
  • Black cardamom – 1
  • Cloves – 4-5
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Salt to taste

Method For Vegan Dum Aloo Biryani Recipe:

Biryani Masala Method:

Heat a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the whole masalas and roast for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Be cautious not to burn them.
Cool down completely and grind into a fine powder.

Vegan Recipe For Aloo Gravy / Yakhani:

  • Heat a pan or kadai over medium heat. Add cut potatoes and fry them until golden. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add onions and fry till brown. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • Add pureed tomatoes and sauté until the raw smell dissipates.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, and freshly ground biryani masala. Mix well and sauté for a minute.
  • Add fried potatoes and mix. Add 1 cup water, cover, and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes and set aside. Sieve the gravy to collect the yakhni. Add oat milk and kewra water to yakhni and mix well.

Method For the Biryani  Rice:

  • In a pot, boil water. Once boiling, add salt, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, and the remaining masalas.
  • Add washed rice and cook until ¾ th cooked.

To Assemble the Biryani:

  • Take a deep-bottomed pot and spread a layer of potatoes. Pour the yakhni on top.
  • Add a layer of rice, sprinkle some salt, biryani masala, and fried onions. Add another layer of rice and sprinkle some salt on top.
  • Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and cook on low flame for 30-40 minutes.
  • Let the biryani rest for 5-7 minutes before serving. Serve with your choice of raita, onion salad, pickle, or papad.

Experience the essence of Kolkata in every bite with this Vegan Dum Aloo Biryani recipe. Enjoy the amalgamation of flavors and the rich heritage of Kolkata’s culinary delights brought straight to your table.

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