Qaabooli Recipe


Salt   : – as per taste

Cloves   : – 7-8

Cinnamon   : – 1 stick of 2 inch

Chana Dal  : – ¼ Kg

Rice   : – 1 Kg

Green Cardamom  : – 5-6

Garam Masala  : – 3 tea spoon

Garlic- Ginger paste  : – 3 tea spoon

Green chilies  : – 3-4

Onion   : – 2

Method of preparation:

  1. In a normal pan clean the rice and keep for soak. Once it is soaked, keep it for boiling with ½ quantity of garam masala and salt.
  2. Now in a normal pan clean the dal and keep for soak. Once it is done, keep it boiling with salt and turmeric powder. Boil it till it is just cooked.
  3. In the pan keep the oil into normal flame and add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and keep it on the gas for some time.
  4. Then include the jeera and once is start to pop up include the garlic and ginger paste. Keep this on the gas for some more time.
  5. Chop the onion and green chilies and add it into the above mixture.
  6. Then include the garam masala powder, coriander leaves (chopped) and dal. Cook it well and keep it for stirring so that it can mix properly.
  7. Then add the turmeric powder. Keep it on flame for some time and take it away and add curd, mix it properly.
  8. Then keep the half of the dal in another pan.
  9. Then keep the rice over the dal, then spread the chopped onions, lemon juice, saffron, mint leaves on the rice
  10. Again follow the same procedure as above with remaining dal and rice.
  11. Then keep any plate on the pan. Then keep the pan on the gas with low heat for the time till it is done.


Qaabooli Recipe

Rice 1 kg
Bengal Gram Split (chana Dal) 250 gms
Salt to taste
Green Cardamoms 6 no
Cinnamon 2 inches stick
Cloves 8 nos
How to make qaabooli:
  • Wash and soak the rice for half hour. Then boil with salt and half the whole garam masala till almost done.
  • Wash and soak the chana dal for half an hour. Boil with salt, a little turmeric powder till just cooked (al dente).
  • Heat oil, add the remaining cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves and saute.
  • Add shahi jeera and when they crackle add ginger and garlic pastes and saute.
  • Add chopped green chillies and a little browned onions.
  • Add the cooked dal, garam masala powder, finely chopped coriander leaves and stir to mix well.
  • Add turmeric powder, stir and take it off heat. Add yogurt and mix well.
  • Transfer half of the dal mixture into another pan.
  • Spread half the rice over the dal mix, spread browned onions, garam masala powder, chopped mint leaves, lemon juice, saffron dissolved in water or milk.
  • Spread the remaining dal over this followed by rice, browned onions, garam masala powder, chopped mint leaves, lemon juice and saffron.
  • Cover with a tight fitting lid. After 2-3 minutes lower the heat and let it cook till done.

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