Friday, April 29, 2011

CHANNA PULAO

PULAO MADE WITH CHICK PEAS.

A very simplest way of making pulao, which i started making for my daughter when she was 3 years old. She is a big fan of chick peas. Now a days, though i make this once  a week  for her lunch box, in the morning hurry i never had a chance to take stepwise pictures. Somehow i managed to click this today and here comes the recipe for a Simple and Delicious Channa Pulao.
Channa-puloa

INGREDIENTS:
BASMATI RICE 1 CUP
CHICK PEAS(KABULI CHANNA) 1/2 CUP
MINT LEAVES 10-12 LEAVES
ONION 1 NO
TOMATO 2 NO
POTATO 1 NO(OPTIONAL)
BIRYANI MASALA 1 AND 1/2 TSP
REDCHILLI POWDER 1/4 TSP
TURMERIC POWDER A PINCH
OIL 1 TBLSP
GHEE 1TSP
CORIANDER LEAVES FEW TO GARNISH
channa-pulao

METHOD:
  • Soak the channa  for 6-8 hours
soaked channa-after 6hours
  • Wash the rice and soak it in 1 and 1/2 cup of water for 20 minutes.
soakrice
  • Cut the onions and tomatoes finely.
  • Cut the potatoes into cubes.
chop the onions
  • In a pressure cooker, add oil and ghee.
  • Add the mint leaves.
  • Saute it for few minutes.
  • Now add the onions and saute till it turns pink.
add mint and onions
  • Add the tomato and saute till they becomes mushy.
add tomato
  • Now add the potatoes and fry them for a minute.
  • Drain the water from the chickpeas and add it to the onion tomato mix.
add chickpeas
  • Now add the rice with water.
  • Add the biryani masala,turmeric powder ,redchilli powder and salt to this.
  • I used SHAN biryani masala. You can use anything of your choice.
add spices biryani masala
  • Close the lid of the cooker and pressure cook till 3 whistles.
cooked pulao
  • Mix it gently without mashing the grains.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with raitha.
Channa puloa
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33 comments:

  1. Channa pulao looks super delicious,inviting and truly droolworthy, love channas in rice..

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  2. Wow mouthwatering recipe and cliks. Awesome Jeyashri. Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Healthy Summer

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  3. I do this regularly..even we love chana..yummy

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  4. My fav...ur version sounds pretty good and tempting. Perfectly cooked rice too!

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  5. That's one tempting bowl of rice...I too make this often and the bowl vanishes in no time...love the picture..each grain is looking fluffy and perfect.

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  6. wow...really tempting pulao....

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  7. oh my...looks so delicious..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  8. Truly tempting and inviting. My son's favourite

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  9. This is a quickie and perfect for lunch box... always love chick peas...
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  10. I make a diff. version of channa pulao.. this seems nice and easy. Has come out perfectly.

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  11. Tempting and delicious recipe...

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  12. Yum yum...looks delicious....

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  13. The pulao looks so tempting and yum...

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  14. Its very yummy...looks great !!

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  15. Pulao looks so inviting and wonderful !!

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  16. Looks great and yummy one pot meal!

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  17. Channa pulao sounds quick and simple...looks really healthy

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  18. channa pulav looks yummy...........

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  19. I love this so much. Channa is my favorite and used to love it with anything. I have tried almost the same way but guess without tomatoes. Will add it next time :)

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  20. I love chickpeas and this pulao looks delicious.

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  21. Looks yummy!!! We use Shan ,asala too but do it with soya chunks>>.
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  22. never thought of adding chick pea in pulao .. but you dish definitely looks like a perfect meal to me. Thanks for sharing :)
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  23. Love this very much- perfect for weekend brunches :)
    US Masala

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  24. I always flop when it comes to channa pulao, looks perfect!

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  25. sounds yummy. i ll try it soon. I like your photography too

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  26. I forgot to mention that i tried this recipe. It was easy to make and turned out well. Wish i had known this recipe when i was a student :) Would've been very helpful

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  27. jeyashree
    can we use red chilli powder n garam masala if we dont have biryani powder?
    thanks.

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  28. Hi Jeyashri, I tried this recipe and it came out great! Thank you!!
    -Nandini

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  29. Can you please let me know the measure of water for cooking and also the time for soaking basmati..TIA

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    1. I have mentioned in the post itself too. Soak rice in 1 and half cup water for 20 minutes.

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