Channa/Kondakadalai/Chickpea/Garbanzo - 2 cups
Rice - 2 cups(Normal or Basmati)
Channa Masala - 3-4 tspns(I used MTR)
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn(As per your taste)
Haldi/Manjal/Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn or little more for colour
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 2-3 tspns
Ghee - 1 tspn
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 tspn(Optional)
Onion - 2 nos(Sliced thinly)
Tomato - 1no(chopped)
Spices - 1no each
Wash and soak Channa overnite with sufficient water. If you wish you can make it sprouted too(I had little sprouted which I mixed here)
In a pressure cooker, add oil and ghee fry half the onions till brown and transfer it to a plate.
In the same pressure cooker, add spices and saute for a minute.
Add onions, ginger garlic and fry till transperant.
Add tomatoes and curry leaves saute till they are soft.
Add Channa Masala powder, turmeric and red chilli powder. Saute till the raw smell goes.
Now add Channa/Chickpea and saute for few mins.
Then add rice and saute once. Add enough water and salt.
Sprinkle a tspn of Kasoori Methi and mix.(Optional)
Close the lid and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
Channa Pulao is ready. Garnish with the fried onions.
Enjoy it as it is with papads or raitha.
Channa Pulao is going off to CWF-Chickpea by Nithu and Kiran along with Channa Masala.