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Easy One-Pot Vegetable Biryani

Easy One-Pot Vegetable Biryani

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Prep Time

25 min



Traditionally, biryanis are baked for hours, but this plant-based version is a one-pot timesaver. You'll fill it to the brim with cauliflower, beans and spices, and serve with coconut yoghurt. Yum!

Prep Time

25 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 red onion
1 bag of sultanas (30g)
1 cauliflower
1 tbsp curry powder
80g trimmed fine green beans
5g coriander
130g basmati rice
vegetable stock cube (new5/18)
1 Knorr vegetable stock cube †
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
Coconut yoghurt
1 80g coconut yoghurt
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 bag of sultanas (30g)
  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 80g trimmed fine green beans
  • 5g coriander
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 1 Knorr vegetable stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
  • 80g coconut yoghurt
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 489 kJ
117 kcal
2056 kJ
491 kcal
of which saturates
2.8 g
2.2 g
11.8 g
9.4 g
of which sugars
19 g
5.3 g
79.8 g
22.2 g
Fibre 2 g 8.6 g
Protein 3.2 g 13.4 g
Salt 0.68 g 2.84 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red onion
red onion
1 bag of sultanas (30g)
sultanas, sunflower oil
1 cauliflower
1 tbsp curry powder
cumin seed, coriander seed, onion powder, turmeric, salt, granulated sugar, chilli powder, garlic powder, paprika, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, fenugreek, cassia, bay leaves, cloves, natural flavouring
80g trimmed fine green beans
trimmed fine green beans
5g coriander
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
1 Knorr vegetable stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, yeast extract, sugar, onion powder (2.3%), carrots (1.5%), herbs (parsley, tarragon), spices (CELERY seeds, garlic, turmeric, pepper, parsley roots), tomato puree powder, red bell pepper (0.2%), caramel syrup, flavourings (contain CELERY), leek, maltodextrin.
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
80g coconut yoghurt
Coconut cream (89%), coconut water, stabiliser (tapioca starch), lactobacillus culture
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Easy One-Pot Vegetable Biryani

Peel and finely dice the red onion[s]

Cut the cauliflower into small florets

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick with a matching lid), with 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] vegetable oil over a high heat

2 Easy One-Pot Vegetable Biryani

Once the pan is hot, add the diced onion, cauliflower, curry powder and a pinch of salt and pepper

Cook for 5 min or until starting to soften

3 Easy One-Pot Vegetable Biryani

Crumble the Knorr vegetable stock cube[s] into the pan and add the tomato paste

Tip: Add a drizzle of oil if the pan looks a little dry

4 Easy one pot vegetable biryani

Cook for a further 2 min or until the cauliflower is starting to colour

Transfer the contents of the pan to a bowl and set aside (reserve the pan for later) – this is your cauliflower mixture

5 Easy one pot vegetable biryani

Return the reserved pan to a high heat, add the basmati rice and stir to coat the grains in the remaining oil

Add 350ml [700ml] water and bring to the boil over a high heat

Meanwhile, cut the green beans in half

6 Easy One-Pot Vegetable Biryani

Return the cauliflower mixture back to the pan

Add the green beans and sultanas

7 Easy One-Pot Vegetable Biryani

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, covered for 10-12 min or until the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked – this is your vegetable biryani

Tip: Add a little water if the rice is not cooked or the mixture is looking a little dry

Chop the coriander roughly, including the stalks


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Check that the rice is tender, then taste for seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed

Serve the vegetable biryani with a dollop of coconut yoghurt and garnish with the chopped coriander


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