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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chana Pulao

On the sixth day of  BM#13, here is one more protein packed lunch box idea. Any beans can be substituted for chickpeas.

Ingredients: (4 servings)
1 cup Basmati Rice
3/4 cup chickpeas (chana) soaked overnight / canned chickpeas (Rinse chickpeas if using canned ones.)
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 onion, sliced lengthwise
2 tomatoes
To grind: 1 inch piece ginger, 2 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon piece, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 green chillie, 1 red chillie and 2 Tbsp shredded coconut

* Cook rice adding 2 cups of water. Let cool.
* Pressure cook chickpeas.
* Add all the ingredients mentioned under "to grind" and grind to a paste adding a few Tbsp of water if needed.

* Heat oil and add  cumin seeds. When they start to brown, add onion and fry until golden brown. Then add tomatoes and cook until mushy. Add the ground paste and saute for a few minutes.
* Add chickpeas and salt and give it a stir.
* Next add the rice and mix well.
Serve with raita or plain yogurt.

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Vardhini said...

I make this too and is one of my favorite rice. Love chickpeas anytime.

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Hema said...

Awesome rice, can make the same with peas too..

Santosh Bangar said...

wow tempting and delicious pulav

Smitha said...

Picture looks soo tempting and yummy!

Anu said...

Yum pulao. love those baskets and clicks

sangee vijay said...

channa rice sounds so yum...loved your presentation!!
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

I somehow like the reddish color in the rice..looks so tempting! The spice mix is different but the Chana Rice as a concept is a frequent lunch box item! Shall try this version too..

Sravs said...

very tempting and delicious one !!

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Rujuta said...

Lovely rice.. Nice recipe and click..
It looks delicious

The Pumpkin Farm said...

lovely pic and nice recipe

Rekha shoban said...

yummy and colourful pulao!

Srivalli said...

Lovely picture and I am glad to get another way to make channa rice..

PriyaVaasu said...

Love the aroma grounded ingredients!!! must be very flavorful!!!!

Spandana said...

Looks very delicious.. truly a yummy one-pot meal!

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

I can almost smell the aroma and breathe the freshness here....want to have it rt now. :)

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Hemavathi Murari said...

Yummy rice with chana.

vaishali sabnani said...

loving the look of these ..very appealing..surely a virtual treat:)

Aarthi said...

This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..


Chef Mireille said...

looks delicious!

kitchen queen said...

delicious and mouth watering pulao.

chitraj.hegde said...

chana pulav looks very very yummy......lovely and inviting click,,,,

Kanan said...

nice recipe. it is looking so inviting and mouthwatering

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Usha Ram said...

Hello, i made this today, and thank u for giving me a recipe that worked out cool coz i was hoping it pls be spicy and so andhra......and it was!!....and it was pretty simple to make too if one has the chickpeas and the rice ready.

Archana said...

looks yummy.