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April 28, 2015

Sundal / Channa Biriyani

     The sundal gives a slightly different taste to the normal plain biriyani. This is a healthy and vegetarian biriyani which can be tried for vegetarians especially.



Ingredients:
Basmathi / Seeraga Samba /
Normal Rice
1 cup
Channa / Sundal / chickpea
¾ cup
Onion
1
Tomato
1
1 tesp
1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder
½ tesp
Garam Masala Powder
½ tesp
Mint / Puthina leaves
Handful
Coriander Leaves
Handful
Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tbsp
Salt
As required / 1 1/2 tesp
Water
2 cups
To Temper:

Oil
1 tbsp
Ghee
1 tbsp
Cinnamon
1 inch
Cloves
2
Cardamom
1
Bay leaf
1

Procedure:
1. Wash and soak the chickpea/sundal for 8 hrs or overnight.  Pressure cook for 1 whistle and keep it aside.
2. Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins and drain the water completely.
3. Peel, wash and cut the onion into small pieces.
4. Heat the oil and ghee in a pressure cooker, add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Fry them for a min.
5. Then add the chopped onion and fry till it becomes translucent.
6. Next Add the chopped tomato and fry till it becomes mushy.
7. Then add chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves and fry for a min. Now add the soaked rice, red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix them well.
8. Add chickpea and 2 cups of water-  (you can use rice soaked water also). Mix them well and add garam masala.  Again give a stir and close the lid of the cooker.
9. Put the whistle and keep it in full simmer after the steam has come out. Cook for 10 - 12 mins.

10. Open the cooker after the pressure has gone. Give a gentle mix with fork and serve with raitha.

4 comments:

Sweta Biswal said...

Delicious recipe.....thanks for sharing

kitchen queen said...

delicious lip smacking chana rice.

Mullai Madavan said...

Chana pulao looks delicious, I have to try this!

anusha praveen said...

Simple wholesome and delicious

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