Saturday, March 16, 2013

ChickPeas Pulao/Channa Pulao

Chickpeas are compendium of nutrients like protein ,fiber,vitamin and minerals.My kids love them in any form either as sundal or as Chole..So Chickpeas are very common in most of my dishes i cook.
This dish serves as an excellent one pot meal.When I run out of time and wanted to do some healthy dish I end up with this pulao.They taste so good with the crunchy chickpeas in between.When I have left over sprouted chickpeas I use them for making pulao..
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1 Cup of Basmathi rice/Seeraga Samba rice
1 Cup of cooked ChickPea/kabooli Channa(either black/white)
1 Onion sliced lengthwise
1 no of green chilli slitted lengthwise
1 small tomato chopped finely
1 Tsp of ginger garlic paste
1 Tsp of Chilli Powder
1/2 Tsp of Garam masala powder
few mint leaves
chopped coriander leaves to garnish
1 and 1/2 cups of water(soak the rice for atleast 10-15 minutes)
For Tempering:
1 Tbsp of oil.
1 no of bay leaf
2 no of elachi
2-3 nos of cloves
1" length cinnamon
Soak the chickpeas overnight and pressure cook it for two whistles.If u had forgot to soak the chickpeas then soak them in hot water for one hour .Then pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or till it gets cooked.See to it that it doesn't turn mushy..
Soak the rice for 10-15 minutes
Slice onion,tomato and chilli .Set it aside
In a pressure pan add oil.
When the pan gets heated add items mentioned in "For tempering "list
Then add onions,green chilli and saute it till onions turn pink.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute it.
Then add tomatoes and saute it.
Add cooked chickpeas.
Then add chilli powder,garam masala powder and saute it well.
Then add few mint leaves and saute it
Add soaked rice(after draining the water) and saute it
Mix the rice well with the mixture
Then add water,salt .Mix it
Pressure cook for a whistle.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves
Serve it hot with potato chips or with any raita.
  • If u want the dish to be more healthier then use sprouted chickpeas instead of the normal one
  • U can add coriander powder too .
  • See to it that the chickpeas don't get overcooked
  • Adjust the water quantity according to the type of rice u use.
  • 1/2 tsp of lemon juice can also be added
  • Either black or white chickpeas can be used
  • Fried cashewnuts can be used to garnish..

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