Thursday, June 18, 2015

Channa Pulao | How to make Channa Pulao step by step | Pulao Recipes

how to make channa pulao

This Channa Pulao, I have never tried before and this is the first time I tried and it was a immediate hit with my family members. Normally, I make channa masala using the channa, since i do not know much recipes with this. But when tried this pulao, it really tasted yummy even with simple onion tomato raita. You can check the list of pulao recipes here. 

How to make Channa Pulao

Preparation time: 35 min + Soaking time of rice and Channa | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian


Spices To Temper
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon stick - 1
Cardomom - 1
Bayleaf - 1
Star Anise - 2

For Pulao
Basmathi rice - 3 cups
Channa / Chick peas - 1 cup
Onion - 2 (chopped lengthwise)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbspGreen Chillies - 2 (slit into half - lengthwise)
Channa powder - 1.5 tsp
Mint leaves - 1 tbsp (optional - chopped nicely)
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (chopped nicely)
Water - 4.5 cups
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashews - few (optional)
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt - as per taste

1. Soak the rice for 20min atleast.

2. Soak channa for 4 hrs and pressure cook for 3 whistles. (* See notes)

3. In a pressure cooker, add oil and add the spices one by one and fry for a min.
4. Add the onion, green chillies and the ginger garlic paste and saute till the onion becomes translucent.
5. Add the coriander leaves and salt.

6. Saute them.

7. Add the channa masala powder.

8. Add the channa.

9. Add the water and when boiling, add the soaked rice.

10. Cover and cook under low flame for exactly 10 min. When the pressure goes down, remove the lid.

11. Add the ghee and mix well, without breaking the rice.

12. Serve hot with raita.

channa pulao

Yummy and delicious Channa Pulao is ready.

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1. If channa is soaked overnight, no need to pressure cook it separately. It will become very mushy, as we cook it along with rice. If soaked for 4 hours, pressure cook first and then again cook with rice.
2. Adding the channa masala is enough, as it gives unique flavor. If you want, you can add garam masala also. But keep in mind to check for the spiciness.

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5 lovely comments:


My fav pulao.Easy and makes lunch very filling too.


Scrumptious pulav with channa

Motions and Emotions

this is a great one pot meal...


Simple and tasty one pot meal.. Perfect balanced meal too

Lancy Cv

Lovely recipe! This must be very protein rich as well.

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