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Chana Dal Biryani Recipe

Chana Dal Biryani
How to make Chana Dal Biryani

A Hyderabadi delicacy, this chana dal biryani is protein-rich and oozing with aromatic flavours. It is a quick and easy recipe and tastes best when served with raita or salan. You can enjoy this biryani for a wholesome lunch or dinner.

  • Total Cook Time 55 mins
  • Prep Time 40 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Chana Dal Biryani

  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 3 Cardamoms
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1 Small mace
  • 3 Green chillies, slit
  • 1/4 cup Mint, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup Chana dal
  • 2 1/2 cup Water

How to Make Chana Dal Biryani

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1.
Wash and soak the dal for 45 minutes. Wash and soak the rice as well, but for 15-20 minutes only.
2.
Place a pressure cooker on heat. Add the ghee and let it melt.
3.
Next, add the bay leaf, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, mace and slit green chillies.
4.
Add mint, cilantro and fry all the herbs and spices. Season with garam masala, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
5.
Add the soaked dal, rice and water. Pressure cook the biryani for one whistle. The biryani is ready!

Key Ingredients: Bay leaf, Jeera, Cardamoms, Cloves, Cinnamon stick, Star anise, Small mace, Green chillies, slit, Mint, finely chopped, Cilantro, finely chopped, Garam masala, Turmeric, Salt, Basmati rice, Chana dal, Water

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