Channa Pulao

From the usual Sambar and Rasam this is definitely a different, tasty and also a very simple dish to prepare .

My Daughter loved it very much... and in her words yummy!!!!!!!!

For this Pulao you need

2 cups of Basmati rice.
1 cup of Chick peas
2 onions
2 small sized tomatoes.
1 tsp. of ginger - garlic paste
1 tsp. of garam masala powder
1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
1 tsp. of chilli powder
Salt to taste.

For Seasoning

1 tsp. of aniseed
Few nos. of cinnamon and cloves
1-2 bay leaves.
2 cardamoms
Oil / Ghee


Soak the chickpeas overnight or for 10 hrs.

Cook the chickpeas with a pinch of salt and with sufficient water. Allow it for 3 whistles.

Wash and soak the rice for 5 - 10 mins.

In the cooker, heat oil / ghee. Add all the seasoning ingredients.

Add the chopped onions, saute them well. when the onions turn translucent add the
 Ginger - garlic paste.

Add the chopped tomatoes and saute them well. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder , garam masala powder and saute them well on medium flame until the raw flavor extracts from it.

Now add the cooked channa  to it and mix well.

Finally add the rice with 4 cups of water along with salt. Allow it for 2 whistles.

Channa Pulao is ready to taste........

Serve it hot with raita
Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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  1. Chana pulao sounds your version better, looks great:)

  2. Looks delicious and a meal in one.Lovely.

  3. I agree with ur daughter..Looks YUMMY !!!. I love one pot meals anyways.. quick, easy and delicious..

  4. Chana pulav looks delicious... Looks great..

  5. A new interesting recipe. Pic looks tempting and irresistable.


  6. Pulav looks yummy and great...

  7. Hey Dea..!!
    Hope you had wonderful holidays...
    Yummy yummy Pulav..

  8. Oh ..thats really tempting, Lovely 1. I liked the picture too, looks wonderful

  9. Different & looks truly yummy!!!!!

    Happy Celebrations!!!!

    Wishing You & your family a very happy year ahead....


  10. Why wouldn't anyone love such a tasty dish??!!! :-). Great click too

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