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CHANNA DHAL BRIYANI/CHICKPEAS BIRIYANI

Among briyani varieties this is a different one . This is a one pot meal and also perfect for lunch box. Rich in protein and fibre.

Ingredients

Bay leaf…..1

Kalpasi……2

Star Anise…..1

Onion…..2

Tomatoes…..2

Mint leaves….few

Coriander leaves…few

Oil…..4 tbs

Rice…..1 cup

For grinding

Ginger…….a small piece

Garlic…….8 cloves

Saunf……1 tsp

Cinnamon…2 small pieces

Cloves…2

Cardomom…1 or 2

Grind all these coarsely

Soak  1/2 cup channa for 8 hrs. And pressure cook it for 3 whistles. It should not be mushy .It should be done only 3/4 th.

Method

In a pressure cooker put 4 to 5 tbs oil put bayleaf,kalpasi,star anise,then add chopped onions then chopped tomatoes.

Add little salt. Fry till it blends.

Now add 1/4 tsp turmeric,1/2tspchilli powder, coriander powder 1 tsp,can add garam masala or briyani masala 1 tsp. And saute well.

Add cooked channa.

Mix and add rice to it.

Then add 2 cups of water.

Check for salt .

Now add mint leaves .

Cook for 2 whistles.

When done add finely chopped Coriander leaves.

Serve with carrot,cucumber and onion raita also papads.

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