Chana pulao recipe – Easy to make One pot meal recipe – Protein rich- channa pulao recipe – perfect lunch box recipe – Chickpeas pulao
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 chickpeas. Nowadays, 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.
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Chana pulao recipe
Protein rich easy one pot channa pulao recipe
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1 and 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup white chana | chickpeas
- 1 onion
- 2 ripe tomatoes
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- ½ tsp biryani masala you can use garam masala too
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- Salt as needed
- 7 mint leaves
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp ghee
- Wash and soak the chana overnight or for 7 hours.
- Wash the basmati rice and soak in 1 and ¼ cup of water for 15 minutes.
- In a pressure cooker add oil and ghee.
- Add thinly sliced onion.
- Saute this till it becomes translucent.
- Now add the finely chopped tomatoes.
- Add in the red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and biryani masala | garam masala.
- Mix well and saute till the tomato becomes soft.
- Now add the soaked rice along with the water.
- Drain water from soaked chana and add it.
- Mix well.
- Cover the cooker and pressure cook this for 2 whistles.
- Keep it in a lowest flame for 5 minutes.
- Switch off the stove.
- Once the pressure is released naturally, open the cooker.
- Chana pulao is ready.
- Fluff the rice and serve with any raita of your choice.
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- You can add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste after sauteeing the onions.
Channa pulao looks super delicious,inviting and truly droolworthy, love channas in rice..
Wow mouthwatering recipe and cliks. Awesome Jeyashri. Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Healthy Summer
I do this regularly..even we love chana..yummy
Looks so tempting!
My fav…ur version sounds pretty good and tempting. Perfectly cooked rice too!
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.
wow…really tempting pulao….
oh my…looks so delicious..:P
Truly tempting and inviting. My son's favourite
This is a quickie and perfect for lunch box… always love chick peas…
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I make a diff. version of channa pulao.. this seems nice and easy. Has come out perfectly.
Tempting and delicious recipe…
Yum yum…looks delicious….
The pulao looks so tempting and yum…
Its very yummy…looks great !!
Pulao looks so inviting and wonderful !!
Looks great and yummy one pot meal!
Channa pulao sounds quick and simple…looks really healthy
channa pulav looks yummy………..
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 🙂
I love chickpeas and this pulao looks delicious.
Looks yummy!!! We use Shan ,asala too but do it with soya chunks>>.
never thought of adding chick pea in pulao .. but you dish definitely looks like a perfect meal to me. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Love this very much- perfect for weekend brunches 🙂
I always flop when it comes to channa pulao, looks perfect!
sounds yummy. i ll try it soon. I like your photography too
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
can we use red chilli powder n garam masala if we dont have biryani powder?
Yes you can use
Hi Jeyashri, I tried this recipe and it came out great! Thank you!!
Can you please let me know the measure of water for cooking and also the time for soaking basmati..TIA
I have mentioned in the post itself too. Soak rice in 1 and half cup water for 20 minutes.
perfect long time due going to try
Serves how many people?
This serves 2-3 persons.
should we use coconut milk for water to pressure cook ???
Yes you can add, but replace half of the water with thick coconut milk.