Cholay Biryani Recipe

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Cholay Biryani – Learn how to make Mattar Pulao at home by following this amazing recipe posted on this page. Cholay Biryani can be served at dinner or lunch parties to the Read More

Cholay Biryani – Learn how to make Mattar Pulao at home by following this amazing recipe posted on this page. Cholay Biryani can be served at dinner or lunch parties to the guests or for the family on weekend as a treat. Hide

INGREDIENTS

1) Basmati rice 1 1/2 cups

2) Chickpeas (kabuli chana) 1 cup

3) Tea leaves 2 tablespoons

4) Salt to taste

5) Green cardamoms 5-6

6) Bay leaves 2-3

7) Cloves 2-3

8) Skimmed milk yogurt 1 1/2 cups

9) Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

10) Ginger(cut into thin strips) 1 inch piece

11) Fresh mint leaves(torn) 1/2 cup

12) Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon

13) Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

14) Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

15) Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

16) Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

17) Saffron (kesar) a few strands

18) Skimmed milk(warm) 1 tablespoon

19) Kewra water a few drops

20) Fresh coriander leaves(chopped) 1/4 cup

METHOD

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

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REVIEWS & DISCUSSIONS

Cholay Biryani is a typical Pakistan recipe that everyone truly loves to eat. The recipe is immensely tasty & healthy and it is made with simple ingredients. Thanks for sharing.
By: Aisha, Form: Lahore, on 23 Jan, 2017
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By: arooba shaikh, Form: karachi, on 13 Aug, 2010