Chole Biryani

A delicious combination of chole and rice cooked without any oil .

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Main Ingredients Chickpeas (kabuli chana), Basmati rice
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Rice
Prep Time 7-8 hour
Cook time 41-50 minutes
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Chole Biryani

  • 1 cup Chickpeas (kabuli chana)
  • 1 1/2 cups Basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons Tea leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • 5-6 Green cardamoms
  • 2-3 Bay leaves
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups Skimmed milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 1 inch piece Ginger cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup Fresh mint leaves hand torn
  • 1 teaspoon Green chilli paste
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste
  • a few strands Saffron (kesar)
  • 1 tablespoon Skimmed milk warm
  • a few drops Kewra water
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Soak kabuli chana overnight in four cups of water. Drain and pressure cook in four cups of water with salt and tea leaves tied in a piece of muslin cloth, till tender. Remove the muslin cloth bag and drain chickpeas.
  2. Soak rice in three cups of water for about half an hour. Drain. Boil four cups of water in a deep pan with salt and green cardamoms, bay leaves and cloves. Add rice and cook till half done. Drain excess water.
  3. Marinate boiled chickpeas in yogurt, ginger paste, ginger julienne, half of the mint leaves, green chilli paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala power and garlic paste.
  4. Dissolve saffron in warm milk and mix in kewra water. Place the marinated chickpeas in a deep non-stick pan. Spread cooked rice over the chickpeas evenly. Sprinkle dissolved saffron and half of the coriander leaves over rice.
  5. Cover the pan tightly and put on low heat for fifteen minutes or till rice is cooked. Serve hot garnished with remaining coriander leaves and mint leaves.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2042
Carbohydrates 365.5
Protein 77.9
Fat 30.1