Monday, 8 February 2016

Chickpeas Biryani

chana biryani

Chickpeas biryani used to be one of my favorite biryani my mom used to make. I seriously miss it :(


Rice                                                    1 glass - 250 grams (soaked in water for 20-30 min)
Onions                                                1 big (sliced)
Tomato                                               2 (chopped)
Oil                                                       1 wooden spoon (doi)
Green Chilli                                         2 (chopped)
Red Chilli powder                               1 tsp.           
Turmeric Powder                                1 tsp.
Black Pepper                                       ½ tsp.
Red Chilli Flakes                                1/4 tsp
Garlic Paste                                        1/2 tsp.
Ginger Paste                                       1/2 tsp.
Salt                                                     Acc to taste
Cumin Powder (Zeera)                       1 tsp.
Coriander Powder                              1 tsp.
Black Pepper whole                            4-5
Cinnamon sticks (daar cheeni)            2-3
Clove (Long)                                       4-5      
Dried Plum (Aalo bukhara)                 3-4 (optional)
Boiled chickpeas                                 1 cup
Yogurt                                                 4 tbsp.
Orange food color                               Pinch in water


Heat oil, and add the chopped onions. Fry until onions are golden brown. 
Then add garlic and ginger paste, green chilies and the chopped tomatoes, followed by all other spices. Fry for few minutes. 
Add boiled chick peas. Fry this for few minutes. 
Add some water and then keep the lid covered until peas are well cooked and oil separates. Set aside.
On the other hand boil 10-12 glasses of water, add some oil (it helps rice not to stick together) and salt (acc to taste) and then add soaked rice. Wait until rice are about to boil (and not fully boiled). Drain.
In a greased pan, spread rice and then mixture of chickpeas layer by layer and sprinkle the color on top and keep the lid covered for 10 minutes. And chcikpeas biryani is readyyyyy!! yummyyy! Gently mix the rice and serve with raitasalad and Shami kabab :) Enjoyyyy... sssss... :P 

Thanku for stopping by! Hope u enjoy this recipe :)


  1. I so love this dish. Chickpeas biryani with a yougurt chatni is my favourite dish. I have tried it many times and it never fails to please my family as well. Thanks for sharing again!

  2. I've eaten Chicken Biryani but never with chickpeas. I bet it would be great though!


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