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Friday, September 17, 2010

Channa/Chickpea/Garbanzo Pulao

I had soaked 2 cups of Channa for making Channa Masala, but didnt feel like making them stored in fridge, wanted to try something different. Just thought of this pulao. It was different my hubby and friends liked a lot.

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

Preparation Method
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.


Raks on September 17, 2010 at 1:17 PM said...

I have tired this so far two times but big flop,will bookmark yours and try next time :) sounds yumm!

Rekha shoban on September 17, 2010 at 1:31 PM said...

yummy and interesting pulav saras!

Pushpa on September 17, 2010 at 1:32 PM said...

Chana pulav looks yummy.

Pushpa @

Jayanthy Kumaran on September 17, 2010 at 6:14 PM said...

Haven t tried with chickpeas..your version sounds must try...

Tasty appetite on September 17, 2010 at 7:35 PM said...

Channa pulav looks very inviting and delicious!

Hayley on September 17, 2010 at 8:10 PM said...

very healthy pulav..lokks great!

Satya on September 17, 2010 at 10:14 PM said...

very healthy n delicious pulao ...thanks for sharing sara


Torviewtoronto on September 17, 2010 at 11:27 PM said...

delicious rice
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Unknown on September 17, 2010 at 11:59 PM said...

Lovely dear.

Namitha on September 18, 2010 at 2:16 AM said...

Pulao is always welcome and when it has channa in it, it's double the fun...thanks for your lovely wishes :-)

Sadhana Valentina on September 18, 2010 at 2:55 AM said...

Looks yummy and delicious!

Aparna on September 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM said...

i agree to Gulmohar..variety!!

Parita on September 20, 2010 at 2:11 AM said...

Delicious and yummy!

Priya Suresh on September 20, 2010 at 4:19 AM said...

Droolworthy pulao, very tempting!

Akanksha on September 20, 2010 at 9:32 PM said...

nice to know more about you sara from Nithu's blog..I am from Bangalore too.
pulao looks have a nice blog...following you

Unknown on September 20, 2010 at 10:13 PM said...

Hi Saraswathi,

amzing pulao..havent tried with chick peas..
Nice to connect with you on FB!

mamtc on September 22, 2010 at 12:01 AM said...
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Nikhila said...

i tried your pulav recipe and it came out just yummy....a definitely delicious and simple dish...
compliments to the author...:)

Saraswathi Iyer on December 20, 2010 at 10:23 AM said...

Thanks Nikhila for trying and sharing your events. Appreciate it.


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