Chickpeas Biryani

This dish is ideal for vegetarian biryani lovers. It is wholesome and nutritious and above all very tasty. Can be enjoyed with spicy yoghurt raita.


  1. Chic peas  (soaked and boil) 1/2 kg.
  2. Onion 2 sliced
  3. Ginger 1tsp.
  4. Garlic 1tsp.
  5. Red chili powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  6. Coriander powder 1tsp.
  7. Turmeric 1/2 tsp.
  8. Salt 1 1/2 tsp.
  9. Tomatoes 3
  10. Green chillies 6
  11. Yogurt 2tbsp.
  12. Garam masala powder 1tsp.
  13. Cumin seeds 1tsp.
  14. Curry leaves few
  15. Oil 1/2 cup
  16. Yellow food colour a pinch
Ingredients for rice:
  1. Rice 1kg
  2. Salt according to taste
  3. Black pepper whole 10-12
  4. Black cardamom 3
  5. Cloves 8
  6. cinnamon 1/2 inch piece
  7. Black cumin 1/4 tsp
  8. White cumin 1/2 tsp


  • Boil the rice with salt and whole garam masala.
  • Drain the rice and spread them on the tray.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add onion and fry till turns golden brown.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste.
  • Fry for about 1 minutes.
  • Then add tomatoes,red chili powder,salt, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin seeds, garam masala powder and curry leaves.
  • Add 1/2 cup water also.
  • Cook till the tomatoes get soft, water dries up and it leaves the oil.
  • Now add chic peas.
  • Mix it.
  • Add yogurt and green chillies.
  • Cook over low flame for 5 min.
  • In a separate pan spread half boiled rice , pour the chickpeas masala on top then cover the chickpeas with rest of the rice.
  • Mix yellow colour in little water.
  • Put on the rice.
  • Heat 2tbsp oil drizzle on top.
  • Cover and put on dum for 15 minutes on low flame.
  • Serve hot with raita.

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