Kabuli Chana Pulao Recipe
Whenever you feel like having something easy to digest and delicious then you tend to think about Pulao or Khichdi. You will definitely like Kabuli Chana Pulao made with less spices and Basmati rice.
- Ingredients for Kabuli Chana Pulao
- Basmati Rice - 200 grams (1 cup)
- Kabuli Chana - 100 grams (or 1 cup soaked chana)
- Jeera(cumin seeds) - 1 tsp
- Black Pepper - 10 to 12
- Cloves - 4
- Cinnamon - 1 inch long piece
- Elaichi(cardamom) - 2 to 3
- Ghee - 2 to 4 tbsp
- Ginger - 1 inch long piece
- Green chilly - 1 to 2 (if you want)
- Salt - 1 tsp
- Lemon - 1
- Green coriander(dhaniya) - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
- How to make Kabuli Chana Pulao
Clean rice and soak in water for 30 minutes. Soak Kabuli Chana in water for the whole night.
Peel black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and Elaichi then grind to make a coarse powder. Peel, wash and cut ginger into thin strips. Wash green chillies, break their stems and finely chop them.
Put Ghee in a cooker and heat, put Jeera in hot Ghee and let it roast. Now add powdered spices, fry a bit then put ginger, green chillies, rice and Kabuli Chana. Stir fry all the contents for 2-3 minutes.
Pour water double the amount of rice in the cooker, also add salt and lemon juice then mix properly. Close the cooker's lid and cook till 1 whistle goes off. Release half of the cooker's pressure, let Pulao cook till all of the pressure is released.
Kabuli Chana Pulao is ready.
- How to cook Chana Pulao in Microwave
Follow the instructions given above to make Pulao. Put Ghee in a frying pan and heat, put Jeera in hot Ghee and allowing it to roast. Now add powdered spices, fry a bit then put ginger, green chillies, rice and Kabuli Chana. Stir fry all the contents for 2-3 minutes.
Put the rice mixed with fried spices in a microwave friendly bowl. Pour water double the amount of rice, also add salt and lemon juice then mix well. Cover the bowl with a lid and place it in the microwave. Set the microwave for 12-14 minutes.
Kabuli Chana Pulao has been cooked in the microwave. Take it out and let it cool for 5 minutes. Kabuli Chana Pulao is ready. Garnish with green coriander and serve Kabuli Chana Pulao hot.