Chana Pulao (Rice cooked with spiced Chickpeas) | How to make Chana Pulao (Rice cooked with spiced Chickpeas)

By Amrita Iyer  |  14th Jul 2015  |  
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Chana Pulao (Rice cooked with spiced Chickpeas)by Amrita Iyer
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About Chana Pulao (Rice cooked with spiced Chickpeas) Recipe

When we crave comfort food and want to have something for lunch then this is one option which I always cherish. This is spiced rice cooked with chickpeas and the result – a mouth-watering pulao.

Chana Pulao (Rice cooked with spiced Chickpeas)

Ingredients to make Chana Pulao (Rice cooked with spiced Chickpeas)

  • 2 cups long grained Basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup boiled chickpeas
  • 2 tsp salt to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 big/2 small onions – sliced
  • 1 inch piece ginger – minced
  • 2 Green Chilies – minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 2 tbsp coriander Leaves – chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 1 tsp cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 2 tsp Garam masala

How to make Chana Pulao (Rice cooked with spiced Chickpeas)

  1. Wash and soak long grained basmati rice for half an hour. Steam or boil till done. Spread on a plate and leave it to cool.
  2. Add oil to a non stick pan and fry bay leaves till brown. Now add cardamom powder and fry till fragrant.
  3. To this add minced ginger and green chilies. Fry for a minute and add sliced onions and fry till nice brown.
  4. Now add boiled chickpeas and fry for 5-6 minutes. Mix by adding turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder. Combine well and add cream and salt.
  5. Add cooked rice and gently mix to combine everything. Stir in garam masala.
  6. Serve by garnishing with fresh coriander leaves.

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