Veg Briani Recipe

Veg Briani is one of the most loved food by Mauritians. Being very yummy, there is no doubt that Briani is served on special occasions such as weddings and prayers. It is a fact that it takes some time to prepare and cook but once you taste the Briani, you won't regret the time spent on it.

Cooking time: 80 min | Serves: 8

Ingredients for Veg Briani:

  • 6 glasses of rice
  • 200 grams of carrots
  • 200 grams of potato
  • 200 grams of jackfruit
  • 200 grams of green beans
  • 1 can of peas
  • Briani Spices
  • Cinnamon and clove
  • Cotomili
  • Mint
  • 3 apples of love
  • 2 onions
  • Yellow color
  • Plain yogurt


  1. Soak the rice with 2 cinnamons and 5 cloves.
  2. Cut the vegetables into small cubes.
  3. Then fry the potato, carrot, jackfruit and beans until tender.
  4. Blend the apples and onions in a blender.
  5. In a large bowl, mix the briani spice, 2 plain yogurts, sweet potatoes, onion, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of oil.
  6. Then chop the cotomili and mint and add to the mixture.
  7. Strain the vegetables into the mixture.
  8. In your rice cooker, put a layer of rice, the vegetables, the spice mixture and the remaining rice.
  9. Add 12 glasses of water.
  10. Add salt.
  11. Add 1 teaspoon of yellow color.
  12. Let it cook.
  13. Add the peas a few minutes before the end of the cooking time.
Serve with a tomato or coriander chutney or mixed chutney.

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