Qubuli Or Chana Dal Ki Biryani

4.30 from 3 votes

This is one of the daily household biryanis in hyderabad, a vegetarian delight to be devoured. Beautifuly flavoured and a simple biryani.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Served AsLunch
Servings 2


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Chana dal soaked - 1/4 th cup
  • Sliced onion - 2
  • Green chillies chopped - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Yoghurt - 1/2 cup
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Elaichi powder - 1/4 th tsp
  • Coriander leaves
  • Mint leaves
  • Refined oil/ghee Salt


  • Boil the Chana dal , strain it and keep aside. do not throw away the water
  • Now in a pressure pan (I used a nonstick pressure pan), heat oil.
  • Add sliced onion and green chillies, saute till golden brown.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste and saute.
  • Meanwhile which the yoghurt , chilly powder, elaichi powder and salt in a bowl. Also, wash the Basmati rice and cook till half done. Strain it.
  • Add the yoghurt mix to the onions and stir. Add the Chana dal, mint leaves and half the coriander leaves. Give it a mix.
  • Now layer the rice on top of the masala, sprinkle remaining coriander leaves.
  • Close the lid without the whistle, buy cover the mouth with an aluminium foil so that the steam does not escape.
  • Cook on a low flame, for 15 minutes. Rest and serve.

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