Chana Pulao Recipe | Brown Chana Pulao | Chickpeas Pulao

Chana Pulao Recipe | Brown Chana Pulao | Chickpeas Pulao
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Chana Pulao Recipe | Brown Chana Pulao | Chickpeas Pulao recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Chana pulao is quick, delicious and simple one pot recipe made with chickpeas and spices. It is mild spicy and fragrant. This can be made easily when you have some cooked chickpeas or canned ones.

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Serve it with simple raita or any spicy curry of your choice. It is kids friendly recipe which can be packed for lunch. You can use any type of chana for the recipe. I always reserve some chickpeas when cooking to make some salad or chaat and enjoy it. My hubby is so fond of eating sundal with chana or chickpeas curry. 

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Monday again and them for this week in FoodieMondaybloghop group is #252 ChanaTime suggested by Mayuri. She suggested to use any type of whole chickpeas and not the flour. Checkout interesting chana recipes like lasagna with chickpeas and Moroccan Couscous Salad for her blog and many more innovative recipes. My contribution is this protein rich chana pulao. 

Do try and let me know your feedback. You can also try the below recipes. 

Vendakkai kadalai masala

Mushroom Tikka Biryani

Spinach Pulao

Tomato Biryani

Peanut Rice

Coconut Milk Rice

Mint Rice

Mushroom Pulao

Ghee Rice

Broken Wheat Biryani

Lemon Rice

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Serves 3-4

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Chana Pulao Recipe | Brown Chana Pulao | Chickpeas Pulao

Chana pulao is quick, delicious and simple one pot recipe made with chickpeas and spices.

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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5 based on 10 review(s)

Ingredients

  • Basmati Rice 1.5 cup
  • Cooked chana 1 cup heaped
  • Onion 1 medium
  • Curd 3 tbsp
  • Salt as required
  • Garam masala 1/2 tsp
  • Water 2 1/4 cup
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Ghee 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Cloves 3
  • Cinnamon small piece
  • Marathi moggu 1
  • Star anise 1
  • To Grind
  • Garlic 7-8
  • Green chilli 1
  • Ginger 1 tbsp chopped
  • Coriander leaves 3 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Wash, soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes. Drain the water and keep it ready.
  2. Take ingredients to grind in mixer.
  3. Grind to smooth paste adding few drops of water.
  4. Heat oil in cooker and temper with bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, start anise and marathi moggu.
  5. Then add finely chopped onions followed by grounded paste.
  6. Saute nicely for 2 minutes and add curd.
  7. Then add salt and garam masala.
  8. Now add the cooked chickpeas and saute for 1 min.
  9. Add the rice and give a quick saute.
  10. Then add water and close the lid.
  11. Allow it to cook for 1 whistle and 5 minutes in low flame
  12. Once the pressure releases open the lid and gently mix the pulao.
  13. Chana Pulao is ready. Serve with simple raita or with any gravy.

Notes

Use any type of cooked chana or canned ones

You can add tomatoes and skip curd.

Ghee makes it more flavorful so don't skip it.

You can add other veggies along with chana too

Nutrition

Calories

619 cal

Fat

14 g

Carbs

95 g

Protein

21 g
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How to make Chana Pulao with step by step pictures

Wash, soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes. Drain the water and keep it ready.

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Take ingredients to grind in mixer.

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Grind to smooth paste adding few drops of water.

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Heat oil in cooker and temper with bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, start anise and marathi moggu.

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Then add finely chopped onions followed by grounded paste.

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Saute nicely for 2 minutes and add curd.

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Then add salt and garam masala.

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Now add the cooked chickpeas and saute for 1 min.

 

Add the rice and give a quick saute.

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Then add water and close the lid.

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Allow it to cook for 1 whistle and 5 minutes in low flame. Once the pressure releases open the lid and gently mix the pulao.

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Chana Pulao is ready. Serve with simple raita or with any gravy.

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11 thoughts on “Chana Pulao Recipe | Brown Chana Pulao | Chickpeas Pulao”

  • Loved your version of kala chana pulao with fresh coriander paste .. this one is a regular in my house but I make it slightly in a different way.. wonderful one pot wholesome meal option for entire family..
  • I love chana pulao, so simple, flavorful and filling too. Grinding the coriander with ginger, garlic and chilli is a good idea as that would definitely make the pulao more flavorful. I love to have it with hot kadhi when the weather is cooler or with dahi when its hot.
  • These kind of fragrant one pot meals are my absolute favourite. People feel you have done so much but actually you cut short work. I love the pulao great especially when you have small kids at home.
  • Wow a nutritious one pot meal. Kala chana definitely made this pulao healthy. And grinding coriander leaves ginger garlic green chilli is a great idea to make the pulao flavorful. I would love to have it with simple pineapple raita. Don't need anything else.
  • Chana pulao looks very delicious Narmadha, i loved your presentation with curry and raita in that plate. The way you used coriander leaves and ginger paste, surely added yummy taste to pulao. Wil try your version chana pulao soon.
  • Chana pulao using black chickpea looks so perfect for me. Much quick and simple one pot recipe when one is in hurry mood :) Lovely share !

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