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Tasty Chickpeas Biryani Recipe


One cup of cooked chickpeas contains 269 calories, 45 grams of carbohydrate, 15 grams of protein, 13 grams of dietary fibre, 4 grams of fat and zero cholesterol. These are the elements present in this gram. Since chickpeas is good for health we will help you prepare an easy rice recipe with it - chickpeas biryani.

Chickpeas biryani is simple to prepare and is not at all time consuming. The best thing about this biryani recipe is that, you can easily convert it to a non-vegetarian meal by adding diced chicken. However, it tastes best only with the chickpeas.

The masala which is added to the chickpeas biryani is the key to the taste. It is this masala which helps to enhance this simple biryani recipe.

So, what are you waiting for take a look at how you can prepare this chickpeas biryani recipe.

Serves: 5

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

All You Need

  • Chickpeas - 2 cups (cooked)
  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Coconut milk - 2 cups
  • Water - 11/2 cup
  • Onion - 2 (sliced)
  • Tomato - 2 (chopped)
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ginger & garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Spices - Bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves & star anise

For Masala paste

  • A few Coriander leaves - chopped
  • A few Mint leaves - chopped
  • Coconut - 1 (grated)
  • Garlic - 2 to 3 cloves
  • Shallots - 4 to 5
  • Green chilli - 2 nos


1.Add oil and ghee in a pressure cooker.

2. When hot add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, star anise and onions. Sauté till the onions turns golden brown.

3. Meanwhile, grind the coriander leaves, mint leaves, garlic pods, shallots, grated coconut and green chillies into a paste. Add a little water if you think that the paste is too thick.

4. When the onions have turned golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste, the ground paste, chopped tomatoes & fry the ingredients for a few minutes.

5. Now add the chilli powder, garam masala, salt & cooked chickpeas to the cooker. Mix it well and allow it cook for 3 minutes.

6. Now add the rice, two glasses of coconut milk and 11/2 cups of water to the pressure cooker.

7. Close the cooker lid and pressure cook it for 2-3 whistles.

Nutrition Tip

Chickpeas is highly nutritious in nature. The high fibre, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6 present in chickpeas is good for the heart. This gram also contains folate which is an essential element that prevents cancer.


Boil the chickpeas well before you add it to the cooker.