Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chickpeas pilaf (chana pulao)

At our home we all love this white legume. This is very simple to do and a protein rich food and perfect for lunch boxes. We love chickpeas in any form like chana masala, salad, pulao,..

You can add any veggies of your choice or can be prepared without veggies too. For color I added bell peppers. If you are using canned beans, you can prepare it very soon.





Ingredients:
  • Chickpeas - 1 cup
  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Onion - 2 sliced
  • Bell pepper (red,green) - 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Tomato - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 2 tsp
  • Coconut - 1 tbsp
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Salt - to taste
 To temper :
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cloves - 2 
  • Cinnamon - 1 small stick
  • Cardamon - 1 

 Method:

Soak chickpeas overnight and pressure cook with salt. If you are using canned beans wash it before use. Grind coconut,tomatoes and red chilly powder. Keep aside. Cook rice separately.

In a wok, add the ingredients given to temper in the same order. Then add onions,ginger-garlic paste. Add chopped bell peppers, after it is cooked add the ground paste of tomatoes, adjust the salt.

Let it boil till the raw smell goes. Then add chickpeas and cooked rice. Give a nice stir on high flame and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with cucumber raitha or natural yogurt or chips.


35 comments:

Radhika said...

Perfect for lunch boxes and looks so delicious.

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Apu said...

Yumm! Reminds me of my uni days, used to be a staple then!!

Maayeka said...

Nice and delicious rice...full of flavours

Poonam Borkar said...

delicious and flavorful pulao..love it!
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S.Menaga said...

Flavourful pulao,perfect for lunch boxes...

Uma said...

Very colourful. Love to have the entire bowl.

Srimathi said...

Oh my god! so colorful. I have seen so many versions of this recipe but have not tried it before. Looks like I must after looking at your photos.

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Never seen this before...great idea! We love cholay in our home too!

Priya said...

Super flavourful one pot meal,my favourite anytime.

Julie said...

Very delicious pulao and a healthy alternative :-)
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SerenaB said...

This looks delicious and I bet taste amazing! Wonderful pictures! Have a great weekend!

Sumi said...

Beautiful colour..Good one :)

Sangeetha said...

wow...channa pulao looks so tempting...lovely preparation!
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Gayathri NG said...

Flavorful n delicious pulao, luv the serving bowl!!

DivyaGCP said...

We love chickpeas too.. Pulao looks so delicious..

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Follow foodie said...

Looks yum
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Priya Sreeram said...

yum platter; good one

Hema said...

Very healthy one pot meal, love the colors..

Akila said...

So inviting....

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Yummy and filling pulao...looks delicious. liked the bowl.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wonderful color i love it..

Tina said...

Looks mouthwtaering...

radha said...

I am intrigued by this pulao. I see it featured in many blogs. And it must be good. Will try it before the week is out.

Suja Manoj said...

Flavorful and mouthwatering pulao..

Spice up the Curry said...

pulao looks delicious. such a healthy and protein rich dish

agn├Ęs said...

i so have to try this ! looks amazing !

Vikis Kitchen said...

Lovely rice ...looks delicious and healthy too!

Shobha said...

Nice idea..Pulao looks so tasty..will surely make it.

Biny Anoop said...

dats fab...great combo..

faseela said...

so colorful and attractive pulao...

faseela said...

so colorful and attractive pulao

Vinita said...

I've never tried grinding coconut with tomato for masala...sounds delicious!

Jay said...

absolutely irresistable
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Oh i suck at making this pilaf,tried few times, but terrible it was. Looks tempting and loved that cute serving bowl :)

Shabbu said...

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