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Monday, April 7, 2014

Channa Pulao Recipe - Easy Pulao Recipe

Channa Pulao Recipe
Channa Pulao is always my favorite....I have made it 2-3 times in pressure cooker but this time I wanted to try it in tawa and it came so good...easy to make too.Though I make chana biryani often this chana pulao is always my quick fix whenever I am pressed for time. This is a perfect lunchbox recipe too, do try this easy pulao recipe. We had it vegetable kurma and sweet lassi...it was a satisfying lunch.
Channa Pulao Recipe

Channa Pulao Recipe

Preparation Time:8 hrs | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Lunch | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Black Channa - 1/2 cup
Big Onion - 1 small sized chopped finely
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chana Masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp chopped finely
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece two
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Star Anise - 1

Method:

  1. Soak channa the previous night or atleast for 8 hrs.Pressure cook channa  for 5-6 whistles with salt and required water,Set aside.Soak rice in water for 30mins,Set aside.Heat oil+ghee in a pan - add the items listed under 'to temper' table.
    How to make channa pulao - Step1
  2. Add onions,ginger garlic paste and saute till golden brown,then add channa masala powder and coriander powder.Now add cooked channa give a quick mix and let it cook for 2mins for the masalas to blend well.
    How to make channa pulao - Step2
  3. Add soaked rice and 2 cups of water,required salt.Keep covered and cook till the rice is done.
    How to make channa pulao - Step3
  4. Once rice is cooked - add ghee, fluff it up, garnish with coriander leaves .Finally garnish with coriander leaves.Switch off.
    How to make channa pulao - Step4
Serve hot / warm!
Channa Pulao Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can even add mint leaves for extra flavour.
  • You can make in pressure cooker too giving 3 whistles in low medium flame.Water is 1.5 cups if you have pre-soaked the rice for 30mins.
  • You can even use white channa instead of black channa.
  • You can even add 1/2 cup coconut milk and add 1 and 1/2 cups water in total.
Channa Pulao Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

5 comments:

  1. My mum used to make this one.....Looks so delicious dear

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  2. Tried this one for my lunch box along with chena kelangu fries... it tasted so yummy... such a easy receipe :)

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