Chole Briyani / Channa Briyani

We are on the fourth day of Party food and today its gonna be a main course dish. I have had this dish way back in 2008 I am not sure. Srivalli had got it for the first ever food bloggers meet. It was a wonderful wonderful meet I should say when I got to meet few fellow bloggers and got to know the faces behind the blogs. That was the start , from then on my friends on the blogging side has always been growing and I simply love it. 

I have tried to recreate Valli s Channa Pulao at home several times, but hers is always the best. This is my version of the dish. I loved the dish, so did my family and colleagues


Chole - 2 cups soaked overnight 
Basmati rice - 3 cups
Red chili powder - 2 tbsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
Fresh Coriander Leaves - 1 cup
Mint Leaves - 1 cup
Sliced Onion - 1 1 /2 cup
Sliced Tomato - 1 cup
Spices - cloves, bay leaf, cardamom and cinnamon
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Butter - as required



Soak the Channa overnight 
Rinse it well and set aside
Clean and soak basmati rice in 4.5 cups of water
In a pressure pan / cooker, heat a little butter
Add the spices to it and saute for 15 secs
To this add the sliced onions followed by Coriander and Mint leaves.
Saute this well.
(I love the aroma at this stage, its heavenly)
Add tomato, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt at this stage
Saute for 2 minutes
Add the soaked Channa and Basmati rice along with the water in which it was soaked
Adjust salt and close the pressure pan / cooker
Cook for two whistles in high flame and then one whistle in low flame
Steaming Channa Briyani is ready for you

Hungry ? Come over and grab a plate.


Princy Vinoth said...

I make this often since the first time i tried it a few weeks back.I love it.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

looks delicious, nice one

Priya Suresh said...

Quite a delicious and inviting briyani,one of our family favourite.

Archana said...

Must try this one. Love the pics.

Suma Gandlur said...

That's a protein packed biryani.

Harini R said...

Cannot resist this protein packed one pot meal!

Pavani said...

Such a tasty and flavorful biryani. Protein rich with the addition of chole. Love it. Lovely clicks.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Looks really good! very inviting rice dish :)

Unknown said...

Chole in any form.love it.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Delicious looking biriyani. Looks so spicy...

Srivalli said...

Thanks for reminding me of our first meet..so many years have passed..yet I feel the incident is still fresh..love this biryani..

vaishali sabnani said...

That looks very good...have never tried this version of Pulao.....Added to my bookmarks.

Corporate to Kitchen said...

Looks very nice1 Must try this one!

Manju said...

Protein rich biriyani good party food.

preeti garg said...

what a tasty recipe

veena said...

Delicious biriyani .will drop in the next time you make this:-)

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