Chana Dal Pulao recipe in microwave

    chana dal pulao

    Chana Dal Pulav recipe in microwave –

    Chana dal pulao is a traditional recipe from the punjabi cuisine. This recipe of chana dal pulao is one pot meal idea for the weekend lunch or light meal. Serve this yummy and super tempting pulao steaming hot with curd or raita, pickle or chutney.

    Chana dal pulao is something delectable and easy to prepare. This pulao with lots of flavors and texture will surely make everyone crave for more. So, try out this simple and easy pulao recipe at your home with step-by-step pictures. Enjoy!

    Directions

    Making:

    Pour ghee into a microwave safe bowl. Place it inside the microwave and cook it for 1 minute. After a minute, take the bowl out and add cumin seeds into it along with cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick and seeds of brown cardamom. Again place the bowl inside the microwave and roast the spices for a minute.

    chana dal pulao

    After 1 minute, take the bowl out. Add ginger juliennes and soaked chana lentils into the roasted spices. Mix everything really well. Add a cup of water into it. Cover the bowl partially with the lid and place it inside the microwave and cook it for 6 minutes.

    chana dal pulao

    After 6 minutes, take the bowl out. Lentils are slightly cooked. Now add soaked rice into it followed by salt. If you want to make it spicy then add ¼ tsp of red chilly powder into it. Add 1.5 cups of water into it. Mix it really well.

    chana dal pulao

    Cut the lemon from between and squeeze it into the rice-lentil mixture. Mix all the ingredients really well. Close the bowl partially. Place the bowl inside the microwave and cook the pulao for 10 minutes.

    chana dal pulao

    After 10 minutes, take the bowl out. Pulao is now ready. It took overall 8 minutes to cook the pulao. Let the bowl remain covered for about 20 minutes so that the rice absorbs the remaining water get cooked aptly. After 20 minutes, stir the pulao. Add chopped green coriander to it. Mix it really well.

    chana dal pulao

    Chana dal pulao is ready to serve. Transfer it to a serving plate.

    chana dal pulaoServing:

    Garnish this luscious and mouth-watering chana dal pulao with some green coriander sprigs and serve it steaming hot as it is or have it with any sabzi you like.

    chana dal pulaoSuggestions

    • If you want to prepare this pulao in cooker then pour ghee into it. Then crackle cumin seeds into it. Coarsely grind the whole spices and roast them into the ghee as well. After that, add chana lentil along with rice. Mix everything for 2 minutes. Then add 2.25 cups of water into it. Put the lid on and cook the pulao until 1 whistle is released. After that, release half pressure from the cooker and let the remaining half release itself.
    Chana Dal Pulao recipe in microwave chana dal pulao
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    Recipe type: Main Course
    Cuisine: Indian
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    Serves: 4
     
    Ingredients
    • Basmati rice – 1 cup (soaked for 30 minutes)
    • Chana lentils – ½ cup (soaked for 6-7 hours)
    • Ghee/refined oil – 3-4 tbsp
    • Green coriander – 2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)
    • Lemon – 1
    • Ginger baton – 1 inch (thinly sliced)
    • Brown cardamom – 2
    • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
    • Cloves – 4
    • Black peppercorns – 10-12
    • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
    • Salt – 1.5 tsp or to taste
    Instructions
    1. Pour ghee into a microwave safe bowl. Place it inside the microwave and cook it for 1 minute.
    2. After a minute, take the bowl out and add cumin seeds into it along with cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick and seeds of brown cardamom. Again place the bowl inside the microwave and roast the spices for a minute.
    3. After 1 minute, take the bowl out. Add ginger juliennes and soaked chana lentils into the roasted spices. Add a cup of water into it. Cover the bowl partially with the lid and place it inside the microwave and cook it for 6 minutes.
    4. After 6 minutes, take the bowl out. Now add soaked rice into it followed by salt and lemon. Add 1.5 cups of water into it. Mix it really well. Close the bowl partially. Place the bowl inside the microwave and cook the pulao for 10 minutes.
    5. After 10 minutes, take the bowl out. Pulao is now ready. Add chopped green coriander to it. Mix it really well. Chana dal pulao is ready to serve. Transfer it to a serving plate.
    6. Garnish this luscious and mouth-watering chana dal pulao with some green coriander sprigs and serve it steaming hot as it is or have it with any sabzi you like.
    7. Suggestions

     

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