Thursday, 22 August 2013

Chickpea Biryani/Kondakadali Biryani/Chana Biryani –Quick & Easy in Pressure Cooker

We make different kinds of vegetarian biryani, this is yet another biryani with chickpeas, a very healthy and flavourful biryani. Chickpeas are very versatile legumes that have nutty and a buttery taste. When combined with all the masalas and cooked with rice, it makes a perfect protein packed meal for us. This also serves a healthy lunch box recipe. Do try it out guys you will surely love it.

Here’s how to make Chickpea Biryani with step by step photos…


Ingredients

Chickpeas [cooked]
1 ½  cups
Basmathi Rice
2 cups
Onion
2 [thin slices]
Tomatoes
2 [finely chopped]
Green Chillies
3 or 4 slit lengthwise
Ginger & Garlic paste
1 ½  tbsp
Red chilli powder
1 ½ tsp
Coriander powder
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Garam masala powder
¼ tsp
Cumin powder
¼ tsp
Yogurt/Curd
1 tbsp
Cilantro/Coriander leaves
2 tbsp finely chopped
Mint leaves
10
Salt
As needed

For Tempering

Oil
1 tbsp
Cinnamon sticks
2 or 3
Cloves
3
Star anise
1 or 2
Bay leaves
2 or 3
Fennel seeds/Perunjeeragam
½ tsp

Preparation:

Soak the chick peas the previous night [for at least 8 hours]. Wash the chick peas well and pressure cook it with salt for 2 to 3 whistles. Save the water in which chick peas is cooked.

Wash the basmati rice and soak for at least 15 to 20 min.

Method:

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel or pressure cooker, add all the ingredients mentioned for tempering and sauté until nice aroma comes out.


Add the onions, green chillies and sauté until they turn golden brown. Now add the ginger & garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell vanishes.


Add the tomatoes and sauté until they turn mushy.


Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, salt and sauté for about 2 min.


Add the cooked chick peas [kondakadalai] and stir it well for about a min.


 Now add the washed and drained basmati rice and mix gently.


Add 3 cups of water [you can use the water in which the chick pea was cooked for more flavour], yogurt, cilantro, mint and let it come to boil.


Now close the lid and cook the rice in medium flame for about 10 – 12 min. [No need to put the whistle for the pressure cooker].

Open the lid and stir very gently without breaking the rice. Super delicious Chick pea /Kondakalai biryani is ready to be enjoyed.


Serve the biryani hot with simple onion or Cucumber Raita.

Suggestions:
  • You can add potatoes when you make this biryani.
  • Drizzle some lemon juice finally before serving, they will taste hevenly.

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37 comments:

  1. Chickpea biriyani looks delicious love it.

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  2. Delicious !! simple and flavorful one pot meal...I also prepare this biryani in the same way...

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  3. Have never made this biriyani, will try it on my next family lunch..
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  4. perfect one pot meal.nice suggestion of potatoes.

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  5. really mouthwatering biryani n nice cliks..

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  6. Healthy and nutritious one pot meal,my fav food.

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  7. I am going to make this very soon, good thing no whistle on cooker, its looks so tempting.

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  8. love the addition of chick pea in pulav and making it more nutritious :) looks very delicious priya :) lovely pictorials :)

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  9. VERY NICE. ;))))) GOOD & TASTY POST WITH BEAUTIFUL PICTURES. THANKS FOR SHARING.

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  10. love the clicks and i can feel the taste...you have cooked this to perfection dear

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  11. Healthy does not exist in my vocabulary. I eat anything but all with moderation. Interesting rice dish and the add on of chic peas are fantastic. Will try for this weekend, after all our meals are with rice mostly.

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  12. healthy n complete satisfactory meal for veg lovers indeed...

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  13. wow what a superb yummy biriyani..

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  14. Nice one Priya,Though I have heared about this I am yet to try.Not a fan of chikpeas,yours look tempting,will give it a try :)

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  15. Nice one Priya,Though I have heared about this I am yet to try.Not a fan of chikpeas,yours look tempting,will give it a try :)

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  16. Healthy meal priya.. Lovely quick recipe too.. :)

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  17. Nicely prepared this quick biriyani

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  18. yummy, healthy version of biryani and easy too:)

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  19. Easy &yummy.. A perfect one pot meal :)

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  20. healthy and delicious biryani...just I need here a bowl of raita and ready to go!!

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  21. Nice clicks... Yummy and delicious biriyani....

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  23. wow..biryani looks so inviting...excellent preparation Priya..love it!

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  24. super one pot meal,love it!!

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  25. Lovely and tempting biryani..healthy too.

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  26. a protein rich biriyani da.. nice preparation..

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  27. I'm a big fan of onepot meat.. Protein rich briyani...

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  28. Healthy, delicious, nutrient rich rice bowl..

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  29. Thank you all for your lovely comments...

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  30. Looks very yummy ! This is an all time fav at our place too :)

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  31. flavorful and delicious biriyani.

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  32. Wonderful and perfect Biryani, I have never tried adding chickpeas to biryani. I must try this soon :)

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  33. I have never thought of adding chana in biryani...Looks too good and very innovative Priya :-)

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  34. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Going to try this recipe. Yummy 😋

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