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Monday, March 16, 2015

Channa Masala Pulao Recipe | Channa Pulao ~Lunch Recipes

Pulao Recipes

Channa masala Pulao is one my family fav as we love white kabuli channa / Chickpea , Instead of making channa masala always I love to include them in rice and do a masala rice which is masala pulao. This pulao with all masala and chickpeas taste so delicious , a perfect treat if you love spicy food but yes it can be prepared with mild spice level too. I prefer basmati for making pulaos they look and taste yumm. This pulao can had with any kind of raita , I always enjoy them with vegetable raita. Now lets move to the recipe.

Kabuli Channa Pulao Recipe

Channa Masala Pulao 

                                         Category  Preparation time    Cook Time
                                    Rice Varities
Over night
  20 mins

  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
Channa recipes  Cloves - 4
  Cinnamon stick - 1 inch pieces
  Bay leaf - 1 no
  Onions 1 medium ( chopped)
  Tomato 1 medium (chopped)
  Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
  Green chilli - 1 slit
  Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  Cumin pd - 1/4 tsp
  Red Chill pd - 1/4 tsp
  Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
  Coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp
  Pav bhaji Masala - 1 tbsp
  Oil - 2 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 .

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  1. tis s my fav rice too.. yummy preperation

  2. Flavouful delicious Rice.

  3. I love the color... delicious pulao...

  4. healthy and tasty one pot meal!

  5. I can feel the aroma here

  6. Very flavourful and delicious rpulao:)


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