Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Legumes Biryani

Again this is a time for Blog Hop Wednesday and today The blog assigned to me is Typical Indian Cooking. Sangee Vijay has a very nice blog with lots of different recipes. Deciding on one was very difficult for me. At last I choose this protein pack Biriyani.

Mixed Legumes - 1/2 cup
Boiled Black Channa - 2 tbsp
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Shahi Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala -1/4 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/3 tsp
Thick Yoghurt - 1 tbsp
Salt as needed
Roasted peanut - handful

To Temper
Oil - 1 tbsp
Fennel Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Bay Leaf -1

To Grind
Almonds - 5
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1" stick

Soak the legumes for 3 hrs.  Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes and drain. Pressure cook the legumes till 1 whistle and release the steam. Legumes should not be mushy.  I was having Boiled black channa, I added that too. If you are using that please soak and boil in advance. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add shahi jeera, when splutter add drained rice and roast till all the moisture evaporates. Keep aside.  Heat oil in another pan and add the ingredients listed under tempering. Add the grounded masala to it and fry for few seconds. Add ginger paste and chopped onion. Fry onion till golden brown. Add tomatoes and saute then till soft. Add Cooked legumes and turmeric powder, salt and yogurt and mix well. Fry for 2 minutes.
Add water, when water starts boiling add rice. Cover it with a lid and cook.
Add Garam masala and garnish with roasted peanuts. Serve hot with rice.


  1. Protein packed biryani....your versoon sounds so yummy n liked your choice...hope u enjoyed the healthy n filling biryani ....

  2. Briyani looks wholesome and delicious..

  3. Thats new to me.. a healthy pot...

  4. Very healthy and delicious recipe.. looks awesome !!
    Indian Cuisine

  5. Biryani with legumes very interesting...healthy n tasty...
    definitely will gve a try...

  6. Innovative recipe..looks yummy

  7. yummilicious and droolworthy biryani.
    indu srinivasan

  8. you have a collection of very healthy and refreshing recipes. love this biriyani and those stuffed peppers.

  9. Lovely selection... Legumes are healthy and the Biryani is sure to win appreciations :)

  10. Nice and healthy biryani! What a great thing to mix it with :)

  11. I am sure the peanuts really add to the taste. My favorite anyway :)

  12. nice biryani,its different and yummy.

  13. Vry delicious and protein packed dish!!!



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