I Self-Diagnose and Vegetable Biryani {RECIPE}

I know I have mentioned it on the blog before, but my body can’t deal with uncooked vegetables, sooo I eat them cooked!

I just decided that I am allergic to uncooked vegetables, yes I self-diagnose myself, I hear it’s quite common these days.

This Vegetable Biryani Recipe, is my favorite way to eat vegetables!


  • 1 small onion
  • 4 small to mid. size potatoes 
  • 1/2 cup  peas
  • 1 cup tomatoes paste (make in advance)
  • 2 tbs  biryani masala (can find in any Indian grocery store)
  • food color
  • cilantro
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1tsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 1tsp salt
  • 5 cups of water
  • 3 cups  Basmati Rice 


  1. Chop and fry onion in olive oil until it is golden brown.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste,  tomato paste , biryani masala  and potatoes (chop in advance)
  3. Cook for about 45 minutes until the potatoes are done.
  4. 35 minutes into cooking the potatoes, add in the peas.
  5. While the peas are cooking add in some lemon juice.
  6. In a separate pot, bring to boil water and allow the rice to cook 1/2 way.
  7. Add the 1/2 way cooked rice to the peas and potato mixture with a dash of food coloring and cilantro
  8. Tightly cover the pot and allow the rice to cook on a medium heat for 20 minutes.
  9. Mix and serve with greek yogurt dip.

If you like this recipe, checkout my recipe for chicken biryani!


What is your favorite way to eat vegetables?

Last week before finals! Let’s do this!

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10 Responses to I Self-Diagnose and Vegetable Biryani {RECIPE}

  1. Kacy says:

    I’m so excited for this recipe! My friend has made me biryani before, but it was chicken and I prefer veggies. I will have to try this.
    I love veggies in salads (preferably ones from Sweetgreen), soups, and in stir fries. I actually just quite like them in general.
    And yes, self diagnosis is all the rage these days. Sorry to hear about your raw veggie allergy :)

    • Sana says:

      I <3 Sweetgreen! I consider being gassy and cramping to be an allergic reaction :)
      Let me know how it turns out!!!

  2. Christine says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I really love it! I also have a hard time digesting uncooked vegetables. I can easily digest cooked ones, but raw veggies are hard on my system.

    • Sana says:

      Hi Christine :) Thanks for stopping by! I only eat raw veggies once or twice a week and believe me I feel sooo much better :)

  3. Floey says:

    Good luck on the final stretch! :) Have you figured out post grad plans yet?

    • Sana says:

      I am transferring to a community college to get degree #2. Wish me luck!

      • Floey says:

        Awesome!! How long is the new degree expected to take? Hooray for decision making :)

        • Sana says:

          Less than 2 years, since I have taken all the pre-requirements for a college degree!!!!

  4. Mari says:

    yums that looks so good! I love roasted veggies oh and grilled!

    good luck on your finals love!