This One Pot Chickpea Biryani is so super easy to make, naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s super delicious, perfect for lunch, dinner, and meal prep.
Chickpeas are always my thing. They are versatile, cheap, protein rich, and have perfect texture.
What’s not to love about that?
Feel free to enjoy the magic of chickpeas by yourself. It’s amazing and fun what one can do with a can of chickpeas.
Use the search bar and enjoy. I’m pretty sure you’ll find lots of more ways to use chickpeas and you can easily understand my fondness for these.
This Chickpea Biryani is no exception. It’s flavorful, tasty, super easy, made in one pot, perfectly seasoned from the inside out, protein rich, versatile, and a must make for everyone.
What is Biryani
Biryani is a dish from the Indian cuisine, packed with amazing spices. Made with rice, butter or ghee, chicken, and yogurt. So obviously it is not plant based.
I do something different with this Chickpea Biryani to keep it plant based by using chickpeas instead of chicken.
Also it’s a basic recipes in which the rice is not included. But you can serve this with cooked rice, if you like. I want to keep things really as simple as it gets. So I know some of you love rice, some of you are more into pasta or potatoes.
But I like to eat it plain, because it’s so filling. Instead I serve it with some Easy Roasted Garlic Naan. So delicious to dig in, yum.
The beauty of this bread is that it only requires just 6 simple ingredients and a pan. No oven needed.
Isn’t it simple? Yes it is. Just combine gluten free flour and baking soda in a bowl, followed by plant milk and yogurt, garlic and a pinch of salt. Knead until you have a dough.
If you’re getting hungry, check out the instructions for this delicious Roasted Garlic Naan. You’ll be surprised how easy this is. And so much better than store bought.
How to make Biryani
It’s traditionally not a time saving recipe. This is why this dish is served to special occasions like weddings or so.
But with this Chickpea Biryani you can have this meal everyday when you craving it. It’s made in one pot, ready in no time, and super easy.
I keep the spices really, really simple for you. I used curry paste (any will work, just grab your favorite). For me a red curry paste works best, but any will work. And optionally you can add garam masala, easily to find at any super market.
It’s a mix of spices from cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, pepper, cumin, and coriander.
So that is all you need for this Biryani.
How to make Chickpea Biryani
Heat a pot with a sprinkle of oil or vegetable broth, if you like to prepare this without any oil. Add garlic, optional onions, and fry for around 3 minutes. Mix in curry paste, chickpeas, raisins, vegetable broth, and cook for 4 minutes more.
Finally season with salt and pepper and add the optional garam masala plus coconut yogurt, if you like.
Serve on plates or bowls with or without cooked rice and finally sprinkle with some again optional flaked almonds.
This One Pot Chickpea Biryani makes an amazing dinner, lunch, and is done in no time. It’s so easy made in one pot, makes it so valuable for meal prep and to carry as work lunch.
A super easy way to ditch all the food courts at work and save money. For more delicious work lunch options check 10 Best Easy Vegan Work Lunch Recipes.
What to serve with Biryani
As you can see above you can serve this optional with rice or naan.
But it will also be delicious with some lemon and extra herbs like coriander or mint.
Also it tastes delicious with some extra coconut yogurt on the side.
- 2 15 oz cans chickpeas drained
- 6 Tbs Curry Paste
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup vegetable broth
- salt, pepper to taste
Optional add ons:
- 1/4 cup flaked almonds
- 4 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 cup onions, diced
- 1/4 cup plain coconut yogurt
- cooked rice
- Heat a pot with a sprinkle of oil or vegetable broth, if you like to prepare this without any oil. Add garlic, optional onions, and fry for around 3 minutes.
- Mix in curry paste, chickpeas, raisins, vegetable broth, and cook for 4 minutes more.
- Finally season with salt and pepper and add the optional garam masala plus coconut yogurt, if you like.
- Serve on plates or bowls with or without cooked rice and finally sprinkle with some again optional flaked almonds.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 863mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 13gSugar: 8gProtein: 12g