Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Qubooli - A Biryani from Hyderabad

BM # 18   Day 2

Qubooli is a lentil biryani from Hyderabad , the city of nawabs.Unlike other biryanis, which have veggies or some kind of meat in them this is a unique one with just lentils.The chana daal simmered with yogurt ,spiced with green chillies and spices ,makes a delicious layering for the rice.The rice have their own flavor as they are cooked with whole spices.The fried onions gives that wonderful crunch and lastly the saffron …lends a fantastic aroma …….All put together one really does’nt need a side dish but surely you could serve it with some kind of raita or yogurt.

For the rice
2cups........... basmati rice
2tbsp............ ghee
2-3................. cloves
1''piece........ cinnamon
1 big............. cardamom
Heat a pan.
Add ghee.
Add whole spices.
Add rice and fry for a few minutes.
Add salt and double water.
Cook till done.
(I transfer them into a rice cooker, after frying)

Daal Stuffing
1cup............. chana daal
½ cup........... curd
2tsp.............. ginger garlic paste
1tsp.............. garam masala
¼ tsp............ turmeric
1tsp.............. red chilly pwd
1tbsp........... garam masala
¼ cup.......... coriander leaves
2-3 chillies, chopped
Salt to taste
Juice of a lemon
Saffron water
Fried onions for garnishing
Boil daal with salt till done.each grain should be separate.
In a pan heat ghee.
Add ginger garlic paste,red chillies,turmeric pwd, garam masala,salt,green chillies and curd.
Cook till curd starts to dry up.
Add daal and coriander leaves and lemon juice.
Mix well.Keep aside.

Spread a layer of cooked rice.
Spread the next layer of the daal mix.
Again spread a layer of rice.
Sprinkle fried onions. And some saffron water.
 Drizzle ghee on top .
Cover with a foil and bake for on slow for 10-15 minutes.
Serve hot.

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  1. Yummy looking biryani.. I love rice & lentil combos. Bookmarked and I will definitely make this dish soon.

  2. Nice biryani. Love to try out the layered biriyani....

  3. love this one especially wid teh addition of those fried onions..yumm

  4. Love biryanis especially if its hyderabadi...looks so good and a new recipe is always welcome. Definitely need to try this one, looks very tempting.

  5. I am from Hyderabad, but never heard about it.....nice to know a new dish from hyd..

    1. Thanks for sharing. well i cooked some sort of Qubooli Palao not biryani, same here never heard the name before .. but i will try yours i had my qubooli with some Talaajee
      Nice to see your blog

      Thanks for sharing :)
      *happy blogging*

  6. I am from Andhra Pradesh, but never come across this name... seeing this recipe for the first time..
    It looks delicious and a very nice dish for vegetarians..

  7. This is the best choise for vegetarians from Hyderabadi cuisine I am about to post this reciepe. love that pic. with rice in the spoon can see the rice and dal mirchi ka salan is the best combination with this for me yummm Perfect.. looks yummm.....

  8. Wat a super nutritious and flavourful briyani, am inviting myself to ur place.

  9. Ah I have always been planning to make this..that spoon ful of rice looks awesome..

  10. Am definitely going to try this.Looks perfect Vaishali...

  11. last time it was those thalis, now you are killing me with these Biryanis !! not fair :) :) main to udhar aa rahi hoon :) :)

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  12. very very delicious and tempting biryani recipe

  13. Very healthy,different and delicious..loved this biryani..

  14. tempting one. Love the way you try to present unique kind of dishes thru your blog.
    Glad that you liked dibba rotte. :)

  15. will try this out asap and let you know...looks yummm

  16. Very interesting. I had never heard of this.

  17. Love the layered biryani and sounds very interesting as well.

  18. Wow!!!that sounds very inviting and I am going to try this one for sure....

  19. I am tempted to make this now......