Monday, April 30, 2018

Hara Channa Aloo Ki Biriyani/Vegan Green Chickpeas & Potato Briyani

My recent find in Indian grocery is a packet of frozen green channa, seriously i was the happiest person in the world. Yes i have been looking for this fresh green channa since a long and finally i saw them in frozen section. Without any hesitation i grabbed a packet happily. I have been hunting for this green channa since a long and everytime i go for Indian grocery, i will ask the saleman about these green chickpeas. Unfortunately they usually says that its a most demanded one as North Indians living in Paris dont forget to buy them in huge quantities. Thank god, one of my long wait came to an end few days ago. Back home i cooked a delicious one pot meal with those frozen green channa along with potatoes as biriyani. And this biriyani came out extremely flavourful, delicious and prefect to pack in anyone's lunch box. Trust me this green chickpeas and potatoes works awesome together in dishing out this gluten free one pot meal.

Hara Channa Potato Briyani

We a group of marathoners were running a month of blogging marathon since a month and today's post is the final post of this Mega marathon. Thank god, i finished a month of blogging successfully without any difficulties. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Kid's lunchbox recipes as theme. Obviously needless to say this one pot meal will definitely please kids as this dish calls for potatoes, which is definitely the most favourite vegetable of many kids. Dont forget to check all 26 posts i have posted during the 4 weeks of April with 4 different themes for every week.

Week 1 - International Breakfast: 
American Potato Pancakes

Week 2 - No Onion No Garlic
Pepper Gravy
Capsicum Kurma
Paneer Butter Masala
Banana Blossom Tomato Gravy
Tomato Saar
Aloo Rasder

Week 3 - Wholegrains
Eggless Rye Breakfast Pancakes
Egg Quinoa
Nuts & Fruits Oats Breakfast Bars
Broken Jowar Sambar Bath
Brown Rice Paal Payasam
Vegan 3 Seeded Spelt Bread

Week 4 - Kid's Lunchbox
Protein Tomato Biriyani
Potato Minced Meat Paratha Pockets
Vegan Eggplants & Sunflower Seeds Powder Rice
Eggless Multigrain Tomato Pesto & Cheese Rolls
Egg Tomato Pulao
Carrot Paneer Rice
Herbal Chicken Biriyani

Hara Channa Aloo Biriyani, Potato & Green Chickpeas Briyani

2cups Basmati rice
1cup Green chickpeas
2nos Potatoes (sliced lengthwise)
1cup Onions (chopped)
1cup Tomatoes (chopped)
1tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1/2cup Mint leaves
3cups Water
1tsp Red chili powder
2no Green chilies (slit opened)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1no Whole spices (bayleaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom)

Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15minutes.

Heat oil in a vessel and fry the spices until they turns brown.

Add the onions and saute until the onions turns transculent, add tomatoes and sauté until they turns mushy.

Add the ginger garlic paste, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and cook well. Once the raw smell goes on, add the green chickpeas, sliced potatoes, half of the mint leaves to the masala, cook for few minutes.

Green Chickpeas & Potato Briyani, Hara channa Aloo Biriyani

Now, add the water to the vessel and bring it to a boil.

Add the washed rice and bring it to a boil once again,cover the pan and cook in simmer.

When the rice is half done, mix the remaining mint leave. Continue to cook until the rice is done .

Fluff up the rice with a fork and transfer to a serving bowl.

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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The Biryani looks fantastic Priya , perfect for a lunch box . I understand your joy on getting the fresh green Channa , it’s like a treasure , right ?
It happens with all of us :))
Priya you have rocked with your themes and as usual you make them sound so simple to make . ��

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Green chana biryani looks tasty, Priya. I haven't tried green chana so far, yet to explore those. You have made them so well, the rice grains are so separate and perfectly cooked. i'm already late for my lunch today, give me that plate and i will happily finish. Really enjoyed your all 26 posts in this marathon !!!

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

I love hara choliya(as it’s called here). This biryani truly looks flavourful

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Love green chickpeas and this sounds like a great dish to use them. That whole plate with pulao and curry look so tempting and delicious.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

A great find indeed, Priya. It is always a pleasure to find some unusual ingredient, right? Good pulao - Perfect lunch box item. You rocked as usual with your creative recipes this series also.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

It's hard for me to find the fresh green channa. I too go with the frozen one. The side dish looks very attractive too. I like that consistency. Good one Priya.

Preeti said... Reply To This Comment

Biryani looks fantastic . Tasty

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Such an awesome looking biriyani .. The sneaky green chickpeas in the yellow biriyani is yumm!!

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

I also am looking for hara channa but never ever found it here. Glad you could find it in the frozen section to make this delicious biryani.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

We get this green channa in its dried form, but never got fresh ones. Your biryani looks fantastic Priya. With the potatoes and green channa, this is one delicious one pot meal.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

There was a time when we would get green chana at the veggie market. However nowadays we don't which is so sad as my mum use to make so many different dishes using them. The biryani looks really delicious.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Wow yet another fantastic rice dish Priya esp the green ones must have tasted so good..I so enjoyed your themes...

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful recipe to use the green chana. The Biriyani looks super awesome and loved all your recipes in the series.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Another great lunch box rice item Priya. You rocked as usual with your creativity and I enjoyed your whole series of recipes.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this is such an amazing recipe for the lunch box, green channa and aloo combo sounds so yummy and delicious, I am just craving for some now !! I thoroughly enjoyed reading all your post aks and such amazing recipes you got for all the themes aks !! You totally rocked the whole marathon, I enjoyed each and every post :)

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

My lil one will eat any dish if it has potatoes, so this one would really be hos favorite. And I have seen green chickpeas[dried ones] in the stores but never picked them up. Must remember to buy and make this dish for the kids lunchbox. Enjoyed all your lunch box recipes PRiya.