Chana Biryani

40 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes + boiling & soaking | Cook: 30 minutes | Servings: 02

Ingredients

2 tbsp Ghee/ घी

1 tsp Cumin Seeds/ जीरा

3-4 Cloves/ लौंग

1 Black Cardamom / काली इलाइची

1 inch-Cinnamon Stick/ दालचीनी

3-4 green Cardamom/ हरी इलाइची

2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste/अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट

2 large Tomatoes, chopped/ टमाटर

2 tsp Red Chilli Powder/ लाल मिर्च पाउडर

½ tsp Turmeric Powder/ हल्दी पाउडर

Salt to taste/ नमक स्वादअनुसार

½ cup Yogurt, beaten/ दही

1½ cup Chickpeas, soaked & boiled/ चने

½ cups Mint Leaves/  पुदिना

2-3 Green Chillies, slit/ हरी मिर्च

½ kg Rice, soaked & half boiled with whole spices & salt/ चावल

Few saffron strands, soaked in water/ केसर

1 tsp Kewra Essence/ केवरा वाटर

½ cup Fried Onion/ Barista/ बरिस्ता

Coriander leaves, finely chopped/ धनिया

 

Process

  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, cloves, black cardamom, cinnamon, star anise and green cardamom, cook for a minute.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell goes off.
  • Add tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, nutmeg powder, mace powder and salt to taste. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add yogurt and give it a good mix as it will start curdling.
  • Add chickpeas, mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Add mint leaves, green chillies and half of the barista, mix well.
  • Spread the rice evenly all over without breaking the grain.
  • Add saffron water, kewra essence and remaining barista. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot raita.
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