Channa Biryani is one of the things I prepare, when there are guests both vegetarian and non veg..It's a yummy and filling dish..Also it's a very nice lunch box rice for kids as well as adults...healthy one pot rice..so less work for us too..You can do the same with white channa too..We prefer black channa ,since it's healthier than white one..My little one likes anything which is made as biryani style ( I think it's in his blood)...So trying different things like this..Do give a try and and impress your guests next time...
|Black Sundal/ Channa||1/2 cup|
|Biryani Masala||1 1/2 tsp|
|Cilantro chopped||1/8 cup|
|Mint chopped||1/8 cup|
|Coconut milk/Yogurt||1 cup|
|Ginger Garlic paste||1 tsp|
MethodSoak Channa/Sundal overnight in water and then pressure cook it for 6 whistles with little salt and drain the water...Extract coconut milk using warm water..or you can use yogurt/curd instead of coconut milk..
Add cilantro and mint chopped...Saute and add chopped tomatoes and biryani masala powder(or pinch turmeric, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 2 tsp coriander powder)...
Cook well and then add the boiled channa/ sundal..Add coconut milk+ water (rice:liquid=1:1 1/2) and required salt and let it come to a boil...