CHANNA PULAO RECIPE

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.
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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

38 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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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