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Friday, April 22, 2016

Chole biryani


1.5 cups soaked chick peas (channa soaked over night )
1.5 cups soaked Basmati rice
2 medium sized tomatoes (chopped )
1 large carrot chopped optional
¼ tspn. turmeric
4 tbsp. oil
3.5 cups Water

dry spice
1/2 tsp. jeera
1 bay leaves
2 inch cinnamon sticks
8 cloves

to grind
fistful of coriander leaves
1 large onion (chopped)
2 slit green chilies
1 tbspn ginger garlic 
1.Heat pressure cooker, temper the spices in oil, add the ground paste and saute for 2 to 3 mins.
2.Add tomatoes, salt, turmeric and continue to saute till the tomatoes turn mushy.
3.Add soaked channa (chick peas) fry for 2 to 3 mins, pour water(2.5 cups) and let the chana cook fully. Alternately can use cooked chana and reduce the water.
4.When the channa is fully cooked, add the soaked rice,p mix well and pressure cook on a low flame for 1 whistle. Alternately can cook the rice until done without pressure cooking.

Serve with onion raita or with a salad.

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