Chana/Chickpea Biryani





Ingredients:-
Basmati Rice - 2 cup
Cinnamon stick - 1
Bay leaves - 2
Cloves- 3
Cardamom-3
Butter - 3 tsp
Lime juice- 1 tsp
Salt tp taste
Hot water - 4 cups ( add 1/2 more cup depending on the rice)
For Channa Masala 
Chana/chickpeas - 1 cup
Onion chopped - 1
Tomato chopped - 1
Green chili chopped - 1
Ginger - garlic paste - 2 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1 1/2 tsp
Yogurt - 1/4 cup
Bay leaves - 2
Salt to taste
Butter/oil
mint leaves
For garnish
Cilantro
cashew nuts
Onion finely chopped

Method
Soak Channa for 6- 8 hours. Pressure cook the channa with salt to taste till it is done 3 whistles will be ideal .I used canned Channa, so i dint have to soak  and cook it.
Cooking Rice
Soak the basmati rice for atleast 15 minutes and drain well.Heat oil/butter in a pan and add the whole spices- cinnamon, bay leaves, cloves and cardamom and fry it for a minute. Add the rice and fry it for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently . Pour 4 cups of water ( some kind need 4 1/2 cups ) , salt and lime juice  and cook  it covered till the rice is done.
Making Masala
Heat butter/oil in a pan and add Bay leaves. add chopped onions and saute well for 5-6 minutes . add chopped green chile, ginger-garlic paste and chopped tomato and saute for 4-5 minutes, or until oil starts to seperate.
Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and combine it well.
Add the soaked and cooked channa and mix well.Pour 1/4 cup of beaten yogurt and 1/4 cup water ,mint leaves and cook it covered till it is dry.
You can either mix the prepared rice and masala , by simply adding the masala to the rice, mix well and simmering it for 4-5 minutes.or You can layer it in an oven proof or micro wave proof dish and arrange rice and masala in layers , cover it with an aluminium foil and bake @ 350 degree for 10-12 minutes in oven and 6-7 minutes in a microwave.
For garnish, fry finely chopped onions and raisins till golden brown and sprinkle on top of the biryani with chopped cilantro.

Cheers!!!!!!

88 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Oh Sarah,
I want to devour the whole plate. Its incredibly tempting and so colorful dear.You certainly have a way with cooking and presenting!

Mathu said...

Moniye

angee said...

simply superb and nice clicks..

Preeti Kashyap said...

What a lovely pic sarah...i am so so hungry now!

Sook said...

This rice dish looks great! Yum, yum!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Great picture and looks so yummy, can I have a plate please?

Gita said...

Briyani looks so gorgeous with the fried onions on top...such an healthy one too :)

Aysha said...

Simply amazing...such a tempting dish yaar....superb....simply superb!!!!

Vrinda said...

Kadalayeyum veruthe vidilla alle...kollam Dear..looks superb and pretty presentation...

Rekha shoban said...

wow!wonderful click....never tried with chana and nice presentation!

Nandini said...

The chana biryani is the dish I'd like to chomp with! I want it here ASAP! Irresistibly Yummy yum!

sangi said...

wow!daaa...wat a click?!
So colorful& nutritious too!!!

3 hungry tummies said...

I would love to have this as a side dish as my next curry night!

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a very beautiful click sarah...simply delicious...

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice and different biryani...

Pina Colada said...

you brought this out @ the right time girl..was looking for something veggie for my daughter's bday party..seems nice and easy.

5 Star Foodie said...

Mmm... chickpea biryani sounds super yummy!

Swapna said...

Wonderful click Sarah! Biriyani looks very tempting.....

Fathima said...

Wow.. it just looks so tempting... Never made Biryani w/ channa... great presentation, Sarah!

PJ said...

the chana biryani looks so yummy and delicious.. i am drooling over my pc right now!

Varunavi said...

Thanks for the wishes sara.

Excellent pic of biryani,mouthwatering :)

ganga said...

valare valare nannayittundeda.....superb

Supriya Nair said...

The Biryani is awesome...i really need to try this one...my mouth was watering like a small puppy's...Teeeheee!

ARUNA said...

Just awesome yaa!

Neetz said...

yummyyyyy..looks perfect dear :)...
btw ur profile pic is adipoli!!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Channa Biryani Looks very tempting!!!!

Wonderful click :-)

Divya Kudua said...

I have tried making Channa Pulao once and loved it.Two of my favorite dishes-Pulao and Chole rolled into one:).Shall try your recipe next!!

kamalabhoopathy said...

Lovely click and biriyani no words to say only yum...

Rachana Kothari said...

Whata beautifully presented biryani...looks simply yummm:)

Jagruti said...

Simply the best!!

Gouri Guha said...

This dish looks simply delicious and savoury.

Angie's Recipes said...

Sarah, the rice looks unbelievably delicious!

n33ma said...

Very well presented and looks as tempting as any chicken biryani.

SriLekha said...

simply superb and lovely click too!

Latha said...

Awesome click.....biryani looks delicious....lent ayathondu ellam veg specialities alle :).

AshKuku said...

EXOTIC!!!!! Like your gobi manchurian. this is awesome too.... Loved the way u have presented it & captured the same too..... U are turning out to be a magician too....
KUDOS!!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Priya said...

Briyani looks super delicious, tempting clicks..

Padhu said...

Looks superb.

aquadaze said...

This looks really yum, Sarah. Great presentation and a lovely pic.

Anncoo said...

Looks delicious and perfect presentation!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice click............

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Awesome picture dear !!! Your preparation looks so lively that I can almost smell the aroma. Btw Nice profile pic also :-)
Deepa

SE said...

lovely click...biryani's are always welcome !! can't say no..

Laya said...

Lovely biriyani sarah.
Looks more like chicken than chana :).i dont think anybody can say no

Jyoti V said...

Looks so tempting biryani..amazing cilck too

Parita said...

What gorgeous looking biryani!

Gulmohar said...

adipoli presentation..loved it :-)

Nirmal said...

sho..sharikkum adipoli..lent ayalum biriyani engane enkilum undakkam alle...
yummy picture

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious pulao...tempting click

sangi said...

MMM benda!njan tharulla!

Sayantani said...

thats a new dish to me. looks so great i guesss given some yogurt I could finish the whole plate in minutes. between before commenting I drooled droooled and droooooled some more at the gobi manchurian.

Erica said...

Nice dish! Your pictures are better and better :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Biriyani looks wholesome and fulfilling... yummy!!!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Your making me hungry da, exotic Channa biryani!!!

simply.food said...

The biryani looks so very mouthwatering delicious.Amazing click.I can almost smell the aroma of the spices.

Mausi said...

Oh This looks gorgeous! I love biryani but I never had chickpea biryani!

Sumi said...

Very bright, colourful and tempting Biriyani.

pria said...

Looks so tempting dear :)

Preety said...

hey i love the recipe..will try sometime

Aparna said...

kidu aayitundu pic & presentation..ethuvare akkitilla

Ann Xavier said...

superb dear..............kothi aavunnu ketto..........

shahana said...

tempting picture dear!!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Great looking briyani! Lovely click too! Picture is so appealing!

vineetha said...

perfect photography kulla award undengil e masathe award nu nominate cheyam ayirunu..super pic..kothiyavunu...chick peas vachum biriyani akkam alle..very innovative :)

nisha said...

Wow great idea , would love to try this one.

Priya said...

such a colorful rice...perfect presentation and the recipe is also adipoli..

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

woow!! it is looking so perfect!! so delicious! lovely click too..

Simply Life said...

yum! I'm drooling and wishing I had this for dinner tonight!

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my my, you are really a gifted chef' da...lovely picture, pulav looks wonderful' beautiful....

hayatcemresi said...

hello,
your photo very beautiful,
I'm from Türkiye,from Ankara.

Deepa G Joshi said...

such a wonderful and delectable looking pulao..love to taste it..

Jaleela said...

sarah very delicious,

meeso said...

I love chickpeas, this is perfect!

Babli said...

Chana biryani looks delicious and mouth watering. Very nice and interesting recipe. Wonderful presentation.

Swathi said...

Sarah,

Channa biryani looks really nice.

Biren said...

The rice looks delicious and fluffy! Great pix too!

Siddhi S said...

wow sarah...super tempting dish...lovely pics...nice recipe...i love chikpea biryani

AdukalaVishesham said...

Sarah kidilam dish... very innovative recipe very new to us... and as always beautiful pic...

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Wot a lovely click....Mm whn are u inviting me for lunch??


Happy Women's Day Buddy!

momgateway said...

beautiful dish...where can I get curry leaves?

Madhavi said...

WOW mouth watering photo and biryani looks divine!!

MR said...

great recipe
will surely try

jayasri said...

Lovely Biryani!!, great click,looks very inviting!!

SathyaSridhar said...

Hai!!! dear. You got such a fabulous blog with tempting recipes. I like your blog and m following you... Biriyani looks lovely and perfect. Thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep smiling.

SpicyWorld said...

wonderful..super,,,,,

Gayathri M said...

We Tried making it today..... :) it was reallyyyy yummmyyyy...... never expected it to sooo tasty.... thank you for the recipe and this awesome blog

Greaaat job....

Gayathri M said...

Just tried making it today and it was too good..... We never expected it to be too tasty now its time for us to tell good bye to Hotels and welcome our super chef sarah

Elvira Coot said...

OMG!! Biriyani! I adore it!
I discovered it in India when I was there and I fell in love with it. I had all kind of biryiani and I must say my favorite one was GOSH BIRYIANI. Amazing!

Very nice blog, I will come back for sure! :)

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