Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chickpeas Coconut Milk Biryani / Channa Biryani with coconut milk

For Day 2 of Blogging Marathon under the theme "Pick one Cook All" with chickpeas/channa as my star ingredient, we are going to see a Main course entree, yummy Chickpeas Biryani with coocnut milk. Its been so long time i made biryani using coconut milk. Due to calorie conscious i completely stopped using coconut milk in my cooking. For a change, i tried this chicpeas coconut milk biryani. I marinated the chicpeas with yogurt n other spices like chicken/meat and cooked in non-veg biryani style. Biryani turned out so delicious, still the taste n flavor lingering in my mind. Now to the recipe...

Ingredients
  1. Basmati Rice   2 cups
  2. Coconut milk   2 cups
  3. Onion   2 large(sliced)
  4. Tomato 2 meidum(chopped)
  5. Green chilli   4-5 no.s(slitted)
  6. Mint leaves    1/4 cup(finely chopped)
  7. Ginger Garlic paste    2 tbsp
  8. Red chilli powder    1-2 tsp
  9. Corinader powder    1tsp
  10. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  11. Salt   to taste
  12. Cilantro     few finely chopped
To Temper
  1. Oil    3-4 tbsp
  2. Shahi Jeera/Black cumin seeds    1/4 tsp
  3. Fennel seeds    1/4 tsp
  4. Cinnamon   2" stick
  5. Clove   4-5 no.s
  6. Cardamom   4no.s
  7. Marathi mokku   2 no.s
  8. Bay leaf     1 big or 2-3 small
To Marinate
  1. Chickpeas    1 cup
  2. Yogurt   1tbsp
  3. Ginger garlic paste    1 tsp
  4. Chilli powder    1/2 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder    a pinch
  6. Salt    pinch

Method
  • Wash n soak chickpeas overnight, then cook but not mushy, drain n keep ready.
  • Take cooked chickpeas in a small bow, add all the marinating ingredients and mix well and keep covered.
  • Wash n soak basmati rice for atleast 30 minutes.Chop onions n tomatoes n keep other things ready.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the tempering ingredients one by one allow to splutter, then add sliced onions n green chilli and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell leaves and add chopped mint leaves n tomatoes and saute till tomatoes turns soft n mushy.
  • After that add marinated chickpeas, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add soaked n drained basmati rice and stir fry for 1 minutes.
  • Now add coconut milk, 1 cup water n enough salt n few finely chopped cilantro leaves...stir well and pressure cook for 1 whistle  or cook without pressure until rice done.
  • That's it...Tasty Chickpeas Cononut milk biryani ready. Serve Hot with any Raita.
Notes:
I used freshly prepared coconut milk.
For real flavor n taste, always add equal amount of  coconut milk n rice...ie., if u use 1.5 cup rice add 1.5 cup coconut milk+water.
Instead chickpeas you can also use chicken/mutton/mixed vegs/soya chunks.
If using panneer biryani, fry the marinated paneer in tawa n add it to the biryani after rice gets cooked...combine n enjoy as Paneer Biryani with coconut milk.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 16.

29 comments:

  1. nice presentation and awesome recipe...

    http://jopreet.blogspot.com

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  2. So delicious, colorful and tempting biriyani. Pics are lovely.

    Deepa

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  3. Super flavourful briyani, definitely protein packed one pot meal..simply loved that marination part,quite interesting.

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  4. wow very new and nice combo of coocnut milk and chicke peas...need to try this!

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  5. Super delicious and flavorful pulao,looks so tempting....

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  6. healthy and yummy!...flavorful one! i love it when chick peas r with rice1

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  7. delicious super...i do in the same way

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  8. super & such a colorful platter

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  9. Yummy rice...Love the use of coconut milk..

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  10. Wow... yummy rice... i am looking forward to seeing the other dishes of the BM week...

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  11. Very delicious,adding coconut milk might have changed the texture of rice to soft..Delicious n healthy biriyani,Sangee:-)
    BTW,Thanx for the compliment dear,trying to improve photography skills now..glad that u noted:-)

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  12. Channa biryani looks colourful and healthy too:)loved the presentation!!!

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  13. Love the look of that biryani. looks so tempting and awesome. Nice pic Sangeetha. Thanks for following me. I am following you too :)

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  14. One of my favorites, looks fantastic Sangee.

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  15. Biriyani looks yummy Sangee.

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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  16. I love this pulao Sangeetha.looks very nice..

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  17. Delicious looking biryani.. I love using coconut milk in rice dishes--gives it a nice mellow flavor.

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  18. Loved the idea of marinating the chickpeas in spices...Delicious and flavorful biriyani

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  19. Very tempting and flavorful one pot meal. my fav one too

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  20. Chickpeas and Biryani are two of my husbands favorite I am sure this would be a winner recipe to please him.

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  21. Sorry missed your chat Sangee....what an innovative way to use chickpeas in biryani. Love the presentation and love the color of your biryani. Superb Sangee ...amazing.

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  22. I love adding coconut milk to biriyanis. This looks delish.

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  23. I used freshly prepared coconut milk.// what?? home made coconut milk?! wow! you are so determined Sangee! I always buy coconut milk cream powder in the Indian store! ;)

    Pulao looks nice!

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  24. Delicious, I like the idea of marinating the chickpeas, never done that before..

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  25. wow really delicious looking biryani. never tried with coconut milk.

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  26. i make this pretty often and is there on my space as well...isnt it mind blwoingly delicious (n guilt loaded :)) ...may I suggest you to try adding mango pickle or pickle masala in the marinate...takes the dish to another level

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  27. Flavorful n Tempting Biriyani!!!!

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  28. Never tried this..looks grt. Will try next time..Thanks for sharing.. :)

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