Whilst this mixed vegetable biryani recipe includes potato, onion, green beans and carrots it could easily be adapted to any vegetables you fancy really. Have an experiment and see what varieties you can make.

Just Average Jen is an independent blog. It is not connected with any weight loss plan. None of the contributors have received training from them or worked for them.

It is the reader’s responsibility to check nutritional values, such as Slimming World syn values and WW points. Additionally, they must check any other allowances, as any given are approximate.

Healthy Lunches

If you are eating healthily then you may have difficulty in finding lunches for work. This is just one of many amazing Slimming World lunch ideas I have found so do check out my other recipes for more ideas.

If you take lunch then you are so much less likely to buy food which inevitably will be less healthy. Taking a variety of food throughout the week to work keeps your lunchtimes interesting and stops you from getting bored.

Even if, like me, you work alone at home it can make such a difference having your food already prepared for you. Why not give it a go and make sure you build a variety of lunches into your weekly meal plan.

Budget shopping tips for this mixed vegetable biryani

I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible for everyone and this mixed vegetable biryani is no exception. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard to find ingredients. I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?

Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!

vegetable biryani
Vegetable biryani

Shopping around to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill. Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.

Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye for those too to save money in a recipe like this it won’t make much if any difference.

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The importance of adding vegetables to your meals

If you follow Slimming World then you will know many vegetables are referred to as speed foods and this recipe contains many.

Vegetables are low in calories compared to their density and this essentially means that they fill you up for very few calories.

The more vegetables you have in a meal either as a side dish or mixed in with the meal itself the lower-calorie the meal tends to be. A filling but low-calorie meal is perfect for weight loss.

All my recipes include vegetables where possible but do feel free to add more as an accompaniment when you can. Always choose vegetables that you enjoy because otherwise you will begrudge eating them and are more likely to before long stop cooking them at all.

Trying vegetables cooked differently for example steamed, fried or roasted helps add variety. Alternatively cooking with herbs and spices can make them a little more exciting too.

Cooked rice in a saucepan on a cooling rack
Cooked rice

Why biryani is great for weight loss

This is a great recipe if you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan. It essentially is rice and vegetables so great for filling you up healhtily.

It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

More Healthy recipes you may enjoy

If you like this mixed vegetable biryani and are a curry fan then do check out this post full of curry tips and recipes.

If you don’t fancy this but would like another recipe with rice check out my huge selection of rice recipes including a really tasty mushroom risotto and check out my tips for cooking the perfect rice!

If you are vegetarian or want to eat more vegetarian or plant-based meals I have a full list of vegetarian and vegan recipes which are perfect on Slimming World.

vegetable biryani
Vegetable biryani

I have a lot of weight loss guides and support if you want to exercise including if you have a condition like fibromyalgia.

Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

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vegetable biryani

Healthy Mixed Vegetable Biryani Recipe – Unofficial Slimming World biryani

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Low Calorie


An easy to make tasty recipe for mixed vegetable biryani which is easily made all in one pan.



110 grams Basmati rice dried

4 tbsp Fat free natural yoghurt

1 medium Potato (peeled and cubed)

160 grams Green Beans (trimmed and chopped)

2 medium Carrots (peeled and finely chopped)

2 Cloves

1 tsp Cinnamon (ground)

1 tsp Crushed cardamon seeds

1 tsp Ground Coriander

1 tsp Ground Cumin

1 tsp Mild Chilli Powder

0.5 tsp Turmeric

2 cloves Garlic (crushed)

1 tsp Finely grated Ginger

1 medium Onion (finely chopped)


Spray a large lidded saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onion and gently stir fry for 5-6 minutes until lightly browned and softened.

Add the ginger, garlic, turmeric, chilli powder, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom seeds and cloves. Stir fry for a further 2-3 minutes.

Add the vegetables and yoghurt and cook gently for another 2-3 minutes.

Add the rice and some seasoning and stir fry for another 2-3 minutes.

Pour on 200ml boiling water and bring to the boil. Cover tightly and reduce the heat to very low and cook undisturbed for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from heat but still leave undisturbed and leave to stand with the lid still tight on for a further 10 minutes.

Fluff with a fork and serve.


Whilst it is advised not to reheat rice dishes I have reheated this and am still alive. The choice as always is yours!

Keywords: Slimming World, syn free, Biryani, curry, Indian

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