Channa Biriyani Recipe - Easy Chana Biryani

Channa Biriyani Recipe
This flavourful channa biriyani is filling for a meal and rich in protein and fiber. I was happy to see each grain of rice separated the way I wanted.......This is going to be my keeper for biriyani so I measured everything accurate and here goes the recipe from my kitchen...You can pair it with carrot raita or onion raita.
Channa Biriyani Recipe

Chana Biryani Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Lunch | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe ReferenceIndian Vegetarian Kitchen

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
White Channa - 1/2 cup
Big Onion - 1 chopped lengthwise
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
Thick Coconut Milk - 1/4 cup
Water - 1 and 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1/2 tbsp

To temper:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cloves -2
Bay leaf - 1
Cardamom - 1

To grind:

Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
Mint leaves - 2 tbsp
Small Onion - 5
Garlic - 4
Tomato - 1 big sized
Green chillies - 1
Coconut - 2 tbsp


  1. In a mixer add the ingredients listed under 'to grind' and grind to a fine paste.Soak channa in water overnight(atleast for 6-7 hours). Next day pressure cook it for 5 whistles and set aside.
    How to make chana biryani - Step1
  2. Rinse basmati rice, and keep soaked in water for 15mins. Heat oil in a pressure cooker add items listed under 'to temper'. Then add onions , ginger garlic paste and saute till golden brown. Then add the masala paste along with garam masala powder.
    How to make chana biryani - Step2
  3. Fry till raw smell leaves.Add salt, garam masala powder and give a quick stir. Then add cooked channa, basmati rice and mix well till masala is blended well.How to make chana biryani - Step3
  4. Then add coconut milk, water and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Once pressure releases add ghee and fluff it carefully with a fork.How to make chana biryani - Step3
Serve hot with onion / carrot raita!
Channa Biriyani Recipe

My Notes:

Channa Biriyani Recipe

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