Mar 12, 2008


Biriyani is a great party dish. The recipe is different from our regular biriyani. Made from black chickpea and i've added special masala paste which gives more spicy. Not many people make pulav/biriyani with this wonderful, protein packed legume, but once you make it, you will be so glad you did.Every time I make it I get requests for the recipe. Try this extremely delicious food and it sure you will make it again and again. This can be made for either lunch or dinner and goes great with pepper egg curry.


Basmathi rice - 2 cup
Black chick pea - 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut – 1cup
Tomatoes - 3 big
Onions - 1/2 cup peeled
Ginger,Garlic paste – 2tsp
Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
Mint – 1/2bunch
Green chilies - 4
Shan biriyani masala – 2tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cardamoms - 2 to 3
Cloves - few
Bay leaf - 1
Ghee - 2 tsp.

To Grind:
Small onions – 10
Red Chilies - 8
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic - 5 cloves
Grated fresh Coconut - 2 tsp


Soak chickpeas 10 hours before and pressure cook for 15 to 20 minutes .Heat a tsp of oil, fry red chilis,cumin seeds, garlic and onion. Cool and grind along with coconut.

Soak rice for 10 minutes. Drain water completely. Heat a tsp of ghee and fry the rice for one or two minutes. Blanch tomatoes in hot water for few minutes. Remove skin and grind in to paste. Strain and remove the seeds.

Grate coconut, add enough water grind and take two extracts. Heat oil in a heavy vessel and fry cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf. Add ginger, garlic paste and fry till brown and then add slit green chilies and onions.

Fry for a minute and add ground masala paste. Fry till good smell comes in medium flame. Add tomato paste, biriyani and chili powder and boil for few minutes. Now add chopped coriander and mint leaves.Add cooked chickpeas,half cup of coconut milk and 2cup of water.

When it starts boiling add rice, mix well and reduce flame. Cook exactly for 20 minutes. If you want keep a dosa pan underneath for even heating. Garnish with cut coriander leaves and fried cashew nuts.

Serve hot with raita or pepper egg curry.This easy egg curry goes well with all type of pulv and biriyani.Got the idea from my frined,here is how i made this...


Boiled egg - 3
Finely chopped onion - 1
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Pepper - 4tsp
Ginger,garlic paste - 1tsp


Heat oil in pan add onion and ginger,garlic paste and saute it for 5mins.Then add turmeric powder and cook in medium flame.Add sliced boiled eggs and pepper and saute it for 2 mins.Serve hot with pulav/biriyani.


Trupti said...

hey Dhivya, both dishes looks delicious. I also make biryani with almost all legumes & veggies

Cham said...

The blackpea biry and pepper egg look superb dear :) I tried with kidney beans may be i got 2 try chickpea 2 :)

Kalai said...

Both dishes look superb! So many biryanis around is making me want to go and make some right now!! Btw, would you be interested to receive arusuvai from me? Pls just leave a comment on my blog or email if interested. Thanks! :)

Divya Vikram said...

Wow Dhivya!
That is really innovative..Looks different..Have the black chickpeas in store..Am trying it soon!The pictures look good..

Namratha said...

Fabulous combo Dhivya, love both of them...delicious! :)

Uma said...

Another rice variety from you! Lovely picture and mouth-watering biryani. Good one Dhivya!

Lavi said...

Both are looking great dhivya..

Saswati said...

Hi Dhivya! such a different recipe...i am going to try this very soon.

Asha said...

That brown chana is a great gift from God!! Any dish you make with it, it tastes divine, good one D!:)

Laavanya said...

That's a protein packed meal for sure.. I love the idea of black channa in a pulav and I make a similar pepper egg curry.. Very nice :)

priya said...

wonderful recipe dhivya and healthy too

Seema said...

Its my lunch time & i am hungry.. These yummy food & photos!!! Great one.. loved both recipes.

sandhiya said...

awesome!both dishes look great..pepper curry is easy to make one..thanks for sharing

Dhivya said...

Trupti - Thank u dear..glad u too make biriyani with legumes

Cham - thanks cham dear:)Try with chickpea

Kalai - Thanks for ur nice comments kalai:)

Divya - Would love to hear ur feeedback divya

Namratha - thank u dear

Uma - It tastes wondeful too dear

Lavi - Thank u lavi!

Dhivya said...

Saswati - Let me know how u liked this dear:)

Asha - true words asha:)thanks for ur nice words

Lavanya - glad u like this lavi!

Priya - tasty too dear:)

Sandhiya - yeah.its very easy to make

Seema - want me to parcel to u:)

AnuZi said...


OMG it looks sooo tasty. I am about to leave work and I am drooling away! I should remember not to read your blog during work HEHE. Great pix btw.

Homecooked said...

Wow...the biryani looks superb.I had not heard of this dish specially with black chickpeas.Thanks for the recipe.

Pravs said...

I have tried with white with black is something to try. Nice preparation of egg.

Sagari said...

divya both looks soooo yummy , I love youe egg curry a lot

Jayashree said...

The biriyani looks colourful and the idea of using chick peas.

VINI said...

Hmmm...something new. I've tried this dish with kabuli chana. Lovely pic.


I have a similar recipe with me in my cookbook,but never tried! I think its time to try it out , looks wonderful!

Dhivya said...

Anuzi - thanks for ur nice words dear...

Homecooked - do try u will like it,,,thanks for dropping

Pravs and sagari - thank u girls

jaya - glad u like these

Vini - thanks for visiting my blog dear

Raks - do try this girl...u will be amazed by its taste

Roopa said...

I never thought about such a combination, mmm the pepper egg will definitly be an instant hit with my hubby :) Thank so for the recipe dhivya:)