Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Channa Biryani / Chickpea Biryani

Did you know that my facebook id got hacked? Like really. Yes it actually got hacked and it was one hell of a day for me when I had to reply to all the messages asking if it really was me, changing my privacy settings to make it all the more private and breaking my head over how it actually happened. So let me warn you that if you are connected with me via FB and you get a second friend request from me, then DONOT accept or give your personal information at any cost. And many thanks to all my dear friends who stood by me and who felt sorry for me and who helped me in blocking that *!&*T@$%&.

Moving on to the recipe, its been a long time that I have posted a biryani recipe here or to be more specific a vegetarian biryani recipe. I like to take a break from chicken biryanis at times. And when I seek that break and something different I make this channa biryani most of the time. Completely nutritious and tummy filling this is best served with some raitha. I had to make something non-veg for the huss and so made some chicken liver fry for the side. Recipe for the same coming soon.

~*What U Need*~
Serves - 2

Basmati Rice - 1 1/4 cup
Water - 1 3/4 cups
Onions - 2, chopped
Tomato - 1, chopped
Green chilli - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Channa/Chickpea - 1 1/2 cup, ur choice, soaked overnight

Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Biryani masala - 1 tsp, optional
Curd - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon - 1"
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2

Coriander leaves - a handful, chopped
Mint leaves - a handful, chopped
Salt, oil

How I Made it:
Clean and soak the rice. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cinnamon, cloves and cardamom and fry. Throw in the onions and when brown add the slit green chilli, ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves. Add the tomatoes and fry well. Add the spice powders and when oil starts to separate, add the curd and mix well. Add the chickpeas and saute for 2 mins. Add chopped coriander and mint leaves and then water and rice. Stir well without breaking the rice. Cover and cook for 2 whistles. After the pressure has completely released, uncover and fluff with fork.

Serve hot with raitha or any side dish of choice...

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. oh!!! that must have been a hell of an experience!!! :( the biriyani looks really good...

  2. Thats insane! Pls keep changing your pwds time to time.
    Love chicpeas in any form. Cookings has no rules and we can combine anything to please our tongues.

    Biryani looks perfect.


  3. healthy protein packed meal,yummy!

  4. hmmmmmmmm I am terribly hungry. Mouth watering biryani.

  5. It was terrible yday...thank god we blocked ....btw..the biryani looks too yumm

  6. Healthy and delicious pulao...yumm..Plz do visit my blog thanks.


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