Qubuli is a comfort food when cooked in my home. It is a very colorful, fragrant, easy-to-cook rice dish. You could actually cook Qubuli and serve it with dum-ka -Qeema and raita on the side and it proves to be as fancy as the traditional Biryani without all the extra work.
Here's what you need to make it...
Rice-2 cups, soaked for 30 minutes
chana daal-1 cup, (boiled in 1-1/2 cup of water until cooked but still firm and in shape and drained)
ginger-garlic paste-2 tbs
turmeric powder-1 tsp
cloves-6 in no
cinnamon sticks-4-6 small pieces
mint leaves-1/2 cup, chopped
cilantro-half cup, chopped
onions-2, thinly sliced
Method: Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pot and fry the onions until the turn golden and crisp. Remove half the onions and set aside. To the onions in the pot, add ginger-garlic paste along with the green peppers and saute until it give out a fragrant aroma and turns golden in color. Put in the spices and saute for a brief minute. Put in the yogurt and fry until all the moisture is absorbed. Also add the salt, turmeric powder too Now, add the boiled chana daal and fry for a little bit aand turn off the stove. Mix in the mint and cilantro leaves and set aside.