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Chole Biryani Recipe | Chickpea Biryani | Chana Biryani Recipe
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Chole Biryani | Chickpea Biryani | Chana Biryani Recipe

Chole Biryani, a quick one pot flavorful and protein rich meal usually served with Raita. Soaked Chole is cooked with onion-tomato based gravy which is flavored with chana masala and other spices. A perfect meal for lunch box!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Kids Lunch Box, Potluck, Rice Varieties
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Mixer Grinder


  • ¾ Cup Chickpeas (Kondakadalai) 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 1 Onion Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Tomato Chopped
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ tsp Chole Masala
  • 10 Mint Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Curd (Plain Yogurt)
  • tsp Salt Adjust As Needed

For Grinding

  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 2 Green Chili
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 Garlic
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Bay Leaf


Soaking Chickpeas

  • Wash and soak chickpeas overnight

Soaking Rice

  • Wash and soak rice for about 20 mins

Grinding Process

  • Take fennel seeds, garlic, ginger and green chili in a mixer jar and grind it to paste. Set this paste aside

Cooking Biryani

  • Heat ghee/oil in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaf and give a mix. Add Sliced onions to the pressure cooker and saute the onions till translucent
  • Next, add tomato to the pressure cooker. Then, add the chole masala, red chili powder, coriander powder and Chole Masala. Give a good mix
  • Now, add the mint leaves and along with ground greenchili-ginger-garlic-fennel paste which we prepared in the first step. Mix everything well. Add 1/4 cup of water to make sure the masalas' don't get burnt
  • Add curd to the onion-tomato gravy and give a mix. Now we need to drain water from soaked chickpeas and add it to the cooker
  • Next, drain water from the rice and add the rice to the pressure cooker. Mix gently without breaking the rice
  • Finally add 1.5 cups water. Add required salt and gently mix.
  • Close the pressure cooker with a lid and weight. Keep in low flame and allow the biryani to cook for about 20 mins in low flame.
  • Once the pressure is fully released, open the lid. Garnish the Chole Biryani with coriander leaves

Serving Time

  • Serve the delicious Chole Biryani with any Raita of your choice and relish!


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g