Kabuli Biryani

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Kabuli Biryani

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :20 Min

Cook Time : 35 Min

Total Time : 55 Min


Serves : 2
  • 1 cup soaked and boiled kabuli chana

  • 2 cups basmati rice

  • 1 cup onion thinly sliced

  • 1 tomato chopped

  • 1/2 cup curd

  • 1/2 cup coriander and mint chopped

  • 2 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tablespoon garam masala

  • 2 teaspoon red chili powder

  • 2-3 tablespoon ghee

  • 1 cup vegetables chooped(capsicum, carrot etc)

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

  • 2 tablespoon coriander powder

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 coal for dum


  • Rinse and soak rice for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile boil around 5 cups water.
  • Add salt and rinsed rice to the boiling water. Allow it to boil for 6-7 minutes. Rice should be 60% cooked. (You can even add some spices while boiling)
  • Now drain the excess water and keep the rice aside.
  • Heat ghee in a deep vessel. Add cumin and bay leaf .
  • Add onions and cook it till it becomes golden brown
  • Add tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft.
  • Now add the vegetables and little salt.
  • Time to add curd, mint Coriander, turmeric, red chilli powder and coriander powder.
  • Cook it till curd starts leaving oil from the edges.
  • Now add boiled chana and garam masala. Mix it and allow the gravy to cook for 5 minutes on a low flame. You can even add little water.
  • Time to add par boiled rice.
  • Spread all over the gravy. Sprinkle some garam masala, some more chopped coriander and mint, ghee over the rice.
  • Burn a coal. Keep it on a foil and place it on the rice and cover it immediately.
  • You can even seal it with some dough. This is the dum process.
  • Now cook it for 15 minutes on a low flame.
  • After 15 minutes open it. Remove the coal and it is ready to serve.
  • Serve it with raita or salan.