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Kabuli Chana Pulao Recipe – How to make Chana Pulao – Chola Pulao recipe

Kabuli Chana Pulao Recipe – How to make Chana Pulao – Chola Pulao recipe

Kabuli Chana Pulao is a variation from the usual pulao you have. This mouth watering pulao recipe can be made very easily with ingredients like Kabuli chana, rice and a mix of flavorful spices.

Here is an easy recipe with step by step pictures to make Kabuli Chana Pulao. Serve this scrumptious and lip-smacking kabuli chana pulao piping hot along with green coriander chutney, any pickle or any gravy sabzi.


Directions

Getting ready:

Soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes in water. Later, drain out the excess water from the rice.

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Also, soak the chickpea for 6 to 7 hours in water and afterward drain out the extra water from them.

Grind the cloves, black peppercorns, brown cardamom and cinnamon stick in mortar grinder into coarse powder.

Chola pulao recipeMaking:

Heat a pan and pour ghee to it. When the ghee becomes hot, add cumin seeds and coarsely ground spices to the ghee and saute for a while. Then add green chilly and ginger in the pan and stir fry them.

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Add chickpea to the spices along with rice and mix everything really well. Stir fry them for 2 minutes.

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Then transfer the pulao to a microwave safe bowl followed by 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder and squeeze the lemon in the bowl as well.

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Cover the bowl and microwave the pulao for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, stir the pulao and mix some green coriander in the pulao.

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Transfer the pulao to a bowl, kabuli chana pulao is ready to serve.

Chola pulao recipeServing:

Serve this scrumptious and lip-smacking kabuli chana pulao piping hot along with green coriander chutney, any pickle or any gravy sabzi.

Suggestion

  • If you want to make this pulao in cooker then stir fry everything in same way in cooker then pour water double the quantity of rice. Put the lid on and cook until a whistle goes off. Once half steam of the cooker settles on its own, take off the lid and serve the pulao.

Kabuli Chana Pulao Recipe - How to make Chana Pulao - Chola Pulao recipe
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Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Chickpea - ½ cup
  • Ghee – 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Green coriander – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Green chilies – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger – 1 inch baton grated or 1 tsp paste
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Brown cardamom – 3
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
  • Cloves – 4
  • Black peppercorns – 10 to 12
  • Turmeric powder – less than ¼ tsp
  • Lemon – 1
Instructions
  1. Soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes in water. Later, drain out the excess water from the rice.
  2. Also, soak the chickpea for 6 to 7 hours in water and afterward drain out the extra water from them.
  3. Grind the cloves, black peppercorns, brown cardamom and cinnamon stick in mortar grinder into coarse powder.
  4. Heat a pan and pour ghee to it. When the ghee becomes hot, add cumin seeds and coarsely ground spices to the ghee and saute for a while. Then add green chilly and ginger in the pan and stir fry them.
  5. Add chickpea to the spices along with rice and mix everything really well. Stir fry them for 2 minutes.
  6. Then transfer the pulao to a microwave safe bowl followed by 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder and squeeze the lemon in the bowl as well.
  7. Cover the bowl and microwave the pulao for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, stir the pulao and mix some green coriander in the pulao.
  8. Transfer the pulao to a bowl, kabuli chana pulao is ready to serve.
  9. Serve this scrumptious and lip-smacking kabuli chana pulao piping hot along with green coriander chutney, any pickle or any gravy sabzi.