Kabuli Chana Biryani

Kabuli Chana Biryani

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The Kabuli Chana Biryani is a unique blend of rice and pulses. Saffron-tinged rice is layered with a tongue-tickling kabuli chana gravy, covered with foil, and baked for a while till the flavours meld to make an awesome one-dish meal.

This dish is so delicious that you just need to serve it with a cup of low-fat curd raita to make a tasty, healthy and satisfying meal. We have used brown rice in this recipe to boost the fibre content. You can go higher up the fibre path by tossing in some more chopped and boiled veggies. This will help to bring down cholesterol levels.

We would also advice you to maintain a small portion size, because it is always better to be satisfied with small portions of your favourite foods rather than having to totally avoid them.

Kabuli Chana Biryani recipe - How to make Kabuli Chana Biryani

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  25 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F).   Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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For the kabuli chana gravy

    For the kabuli chana gravy
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the ginger and garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and 1 tbsp of water and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the tomatoes and green chillies, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the cooked kabuli chana and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Switch off the flame, add the curds and mix gently. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the saffron strands and warm milk in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Combine the brown rice, coriander, little salt and saffron-milk mixture in a deep bowl and mix well.
  3. Put half the rice mixture in a baking dish and spread it evenly.
  4. Put the kabuli chana gravy evenly over it and spread it evenly.
  5. Finally put the remaining rice mixture and spread it evenly.
  6. Cover with an aluminium foil and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 20 minutes.
  7. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy141 cal
Protein4.2 g
Carbohydrates24.4 g
Fiber4 g
Fat2.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium14.8 mg


Kabuli Chana Biryani
 on 23 Aug 19 09:05 PM

My family found it very blend. They did not like the preparation. It was not bad but not even good.
Kabuli Chana Biryani
 on 03 Aug 16 03:43 PM

Too good... enjoyed it very much. The kabuli chana gravy is really the highlight of the recipe which masks the taste of brown rice completely. I wish a person with heart problems could enjoy a bigger portions of this rice delicacy.
Kabuli Chana Biryani
 on 08 Sep 14 10:24 PM

Marvellous ??????