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Friday, June 28, 2013

Chole/ Channa Pulao

Today am here to share an delicious recipe made by partner in Jagruti's Potluck party . Princy author of Spicy Food  has made this delicious channa/chole  puloa for our this potluck and i was so happy to try this as am a big fan of garbanzo beans or chole :) Thanks for sharing such an delicious recipe princy  . do visit her blog she has wonderful collection of recipes :).. This was not only easy to make but was a delicious  and spicy treat for us.

Channa/ chole pulao is a yummy rice varity made in jiffy and taste super delicious .  Chickpea / chole/ garbanzo beans make this rice protein rich and makes them a nutritious one. You can make them as spicy or as mild as you wish her is the recipe how we like to have in our family :) Lets see for the ingredients and recipe to make these delicious rice .


Cooked rice - 1 cup (basmati preferably)

Cooked chick peas - 1/2 cup ( cook chickpeas in pressure cooker with little amount of salt and water till the immerse for 3 whistles)
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch pieces
Bay leaf - 1 no
Oil 1tbsp
Onions 1 medium ( chopped)
Tomato 1 medium (chopped)
Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
Green chilli - 1 slit
 Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
Cumin pd - 1/4 tsp
 Red Chill pd - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder 1 n half tsp
Pav bhaji Masala 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander/cilantro leaves   For garnish


  • Heat oil in a pan, add the curry leaves, bay leaf, cinnamon , cloves .
  • Now add the green chilli and onions , Saute them till onion turn transparent,.Then add the ginger garlic paste  and saute well
  • Add the tomato and cook them till they are mushy . Add some water if needed to make a smooth paste.
  • Add all the  dry pd spices - Red chilli pd, turmeric pd, cumin pd, pav bhaji pd to the well cooked tomatoes and saute well till combined .
  • Add the cooked chick peas and mix well till the masala's coat on the chick pea / chole
  • Add salt to taste ( remember that you have added and  saute them for a minute .
  • Add the cooked rice and mix well till all the rice grains combine and coated with the prepared masala.
  • Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves just before serving.
  • Serve hot with  any raita and papads.

  •  You can use sambhar pd instead of pav bhaji masala and they taste yummy even .
  • The amount of spice are given as per our family tastes you can change the quantity as per your families taste buds .

Sending to Jagruti's potluck party 

Sending to merry tummy 


  1. Wow...chole pluao looks so delicious n ur pics n presentation dear!

  2. yummy the clicks dear

  3. Chole pulao looks yummy.. Love your clicks

  4. looks so good..healthy rice dish

  5. Pulav looks inviting ! Yummy too...

  6. Love the color of the pulao...luks really yum...

  7. beautiful presentation.wonderful quick fix.

  8. Channa pulav looks awesome and inviting....

  9. Would love to have pulao for my today's lunch,nutritious pulao is just inviting.

  10. I made this pilao to, it was damn tasty....plz can you add our logo here.

  11. Awesome clicks.. looks wonderful dear :) A tasty & healthy pulav !!!

  12. Delicious and healthy pulao.

  13. That is a super interesting pulav manju

  14. Looks so yummy and I make this almost the same way but with brown channa.
    Love the add up of Pav B masala, I must try this next time this way prob
    it will have a diff taste. Looks so yummy

  15. yummy chana recipe...thats quite tempting....

  16. Very well presented:) Chickpea pulav is s nice and yumm:) I am so happy that u linked this at my event :)


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