Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani Video

Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani Video

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Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani Video. A reminder of the opulence of the Nawabs, the Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani is a royal treat that pampers you with every mouthful! Perfectly cooked long-grained rice is layered with a richly flavoured tomato gravy studded with scrumptious kabuli chana koftas.

Recipe Description for Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani

Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Baking Time:  10 minutes
Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)
Makes 3 servings
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For The Koftas (makes 12 Koftas)
3/4 cup soaked kabuli chana (white chick peas)
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp roughly chopped green chillies
1 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For The Rice
1 cup long grained rice (basmati) , washed and drained
2 bayleaves (tejpatta)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
salt to taste

For The Tomato Gravy
2 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp fresh cream

Other Ingredients
2 tbsp warm milk
a few saffron (kesar) strands
1 tbsp chopped mint leaves (phudina)


For the koftas

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend it to a coarse mixture using 2 tbsp of water.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and drop small spoonfuls of the mixture in it, a few at a time, and deep-fry till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the rice

  1. Combine all the ingredients along with 2 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till the rice is cooked, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Strain the rice using a strainer.
  3. Divide the rice into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

For the tomato gravy

  1. Combine the tomatoes and ½ cup of water in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  2. Blend it in a mixer to a smooth purée and strain it using a strainer. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a other broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the prepared tomato purée, ginger paste, garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, salt and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the fresh cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Add the koftas to the tomato gravy and mix gently. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the milk and saffron in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  3. Spread a portion of the rice in a greased baking dish to form an even layer.
  4. Spread the tomato gravy with the koftas evenly over it.
  5. Finally spread the other portion of the rice evenly over it.
  6. Pour the prepared milk-saffron mixture and sprinkle the mint leaves evenly over it.
  7. Cover with an aluminium foil and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately.
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