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Apr 13, 2011

Legumes Biryani/Biryani with Legumes

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         Its boring for me to eat Vegetable n NV biryani... i want to eat something special n i tried with legumes,i used brown beans,garbanzo beans,dried peas,black eyes peas (each 1 fist full)and very little lima beans.You can use the same or any legume of ur choice .This is really different n tastee too, hope u will also like my creation...lets c the recipe...

  1. Mixed Legumes   1 and 1/4 cup
  2. Basmati Rice   2 and 1/4 cups
  3. Shahi Jeera   1/4 tsp
  4. Onion    2 medium(sliced)
  5. Tomato    2 medium (diced)
  6. Green chillies    5-6 no.(slitted)
  7. Coriander leaves   3/4 bunch(washed n finely chopped)
  8. chilli powder     1 tsp
  9. Garam masala    1 tsp
  10. Thick Yoghurt/curd    2 tbsp
  11. Salt    as needed
To temper
  1. Oil     2 tbsp
  2. Fennel seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Bay leaf   2 no.s
  4. Cardamom    3 no.s
To grind
  1. Cashew nut    5 no.s
  2. Clove    5 no.s
  3. Cinnamon    2" stick 2 no.s
  4. Ginger    2" large piece
  5. Garlic    8 large flakes
  • Soak the legumes together overnight and cook the legumes (do not pressure cook n do not cook too soft n mushy) and keep aside.
  • Wash n soak basmati rice in water for 15-20 minutes,then drain .
  • Heat tsp of oil/ghee in a pan,add 1/4 tsp shahi jeera/black cumin seeds ,when splutter add drained rice and roast  till all the moisture from the rice get dried and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a non stick vessel/cooker,add the tempering ingredients and fry for few seconds.
  • Then add the grounded masala paste and fry till raw smell leaves.
  • After that add,green chillies and fry for a minute,then add onions and 1/2 of the chopped coriander leaves.
  • Sprinkle little salt and saute till onion turn light brown.
  • Now add diced tomatoes and saute till it get soft n mushy.
  • and add cooked legumes ,turmeric powder,chilli powder,garam masala and yoghurt and saute till the masala get blended with the legumes and oil starts leaving the side of the vessel.
  • After that add,enough water(to cook rice) and salt ,remaining chopped coriander leaves,stir well and allow to boil.
  • When the legumes masala gravy starts boiling,add the fried rice and close it with a lid.
  • Cook till rice get cooked ..Thats all yummy n spicy legumes biryani is ready.
  • Serve Hot with Raitha.

Lastly u can add some fried cashew nuts to biryani and serve.


  1. பிரியாணின்னா எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்,பார்க்கவே அருமையாக இருக்குப்பா...

    இனிய தமிழ்புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

  2. Wow, superb idea...had chana biriyani...but this is new to me, must be great tasting one for sure:)

  3. WOW this is such a healthy have got some very lovely dishes here. Glad to have found you.


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