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April 19, 2019

Qabooli Veg Biryani | Chickpeas Biryani | GF


Having wanting to tackle the difficult alphabets first, this was one of the first dishes I cooked for the Mega Blogging marathon on this blog. 

Qabooli Biryani is a rich, inviting dish that makes parties or potlucks more inviting.. I have posted 2 pulav varieties with Chickpeas (Kabuli Channa / Garbanzo beans) : Achari Channa Methi Pulao, Kabuli Channa Pulao.  This dish can be made entirely with rice and chickpeas, but I chose to add veggies as well 

This biryani is a layered one and was part of a Sunday brunch (when I cook slightly elaborate meals that the whole family enjoys). Personally, I would have added a Roti / bread as well to this Thali, but it was too hot to stand and make them. Next time perhaps , although we bloggers know we hardly repeat the dishes  especially for Thalis :-) 

Do make this at home and let me know what is usually part of your Sunday brunch / lunch.


Prep time - 20 mins, Cook time - 30 to 45 mins, Serves - 4 generously 
  
Qabooli Biryani (GF, can be vegan) 
Main course, Indian
Spice level - medium to high

Ingredients:
Long grain basmati rice - 1 cup (240 ml)
Cooked Chickpeas - 1 cup
Salt - to taste
Ghee / Oil - 3 TBSP (divided use)~  (skip ghee for vegan)
Whole spices - black cardamom 2, green cardamom 2, cloves 4, Bay leaf 2-3,  black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Vegetables - 1 cup ( I used french beans, Potato and carrots) 
Yoghurt - 1 cup (200 ml)
Spice powders - Garam Masala 2 tsp, Coriander powder 1 TBSP 


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Masala paste:
Onions - 1 large
Green chillies - 3 to 4
Ginger - 2 inch piece
Garlic - 3 to 4 pods

Topping:
Saffron strands (few) - soaked in 4 TBSP milk
Mint leaves - 1 handful
Fried Onions
Prep Work:
Wash and drain rice several times till most of the starch is washed away and soak it in clear water for 20-25 mins. Drain and cook with a pinch of salt, 1 tsp oil, whole spices till 70% done. Fluff with a fork and keep aside. 
Make a paste of all the masala ingredients and keep aside.


How to make:
In a thick bottomed pan / Kadai, add rest of the ghee / oil.  Add the sliced onions, masala paste and sautè for 6-7 mins till oil separates. Now add the spice powders and yoghurt and mix well till the tomatoes soften, add the chickpeas now. and mix gently. Remove 2/3 of this filling and keep aside.
In the same pan, add 1/3 of the partially cooked rice evenly over the chickpeas masala paste. top with a third of the saffron milk and a few mint leaves. Repeat this layer twice over. Sprinkle a few tsp of water, cover and cook till rice is done fully but not mushy.

Serve with salad, papad, raita for a filling meal.  
  


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10 comments:

  1. Rice , veggies and channa will be a full pack for biryani..a perfect treat it is!!

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  2. What a wholesome Biryani ! I have never used chickpeas in qubooli , but definitely a good variation . With all those veggies it makes it healthier .
    The Biryani looks very well made Kalyani .

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  3. I have tried this qabooli version before. Your whole set up including qabooli along with boondi raita and salad looks pretty inviting. I bet that sunday meal was a delicious one.

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  4. Good pick, Kalyani. I have tried this version before and loved it. Would love to remind myself yet again with that bowl of boondi raita.

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  5. That is indeed apt for celebration. The biryani looks wonderful. Today I have read so many qabooli biryani recipes and I love the fact that every recipe is unique.

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  6. Chickpea pulao looks too good with colorful boondi raita on the side.

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  7. Love this version of yours and with that boondi raita, oh man its oh so delicious only. I made qubooli biryani as well. I think its the star of the day.

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  8. This is a nice version, using chickpeas is surely a filling one! The texture looks amazing.

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  9. Proteins and carbs loaded in one dish. A healthy and a filling meal for sure.

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  10. A wholesome and filling one pot meal.The spread with boondi raita and cucumber seems like a feast in itself.

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Cheers
Kalyani

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