Thursday, April 24, 2014

Chana Pulao | Easy Chole Pulao Recipe | Simple One-pot Meal

Preparation time: 6 hours (includes soaking time)
Cooking time: 15 mins


½ cup Garbanzo beans/chick peas
1 cup basmathi rice
1 onion
2 green chillies
½ tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tsp chopped mint leaves
1tsp garam masala
Salt (to taste)
5tsp oil
1tsp jeera/cumin
1-2 bay leaves
Coriander leaves (to garnish)

How to make it

  • Wash and soak chick peas for 5-6 hours. Then pressure-cook the beans for 3-4 whistles.

  • Soak basmathi rice in 2 cups of water for 15mins.
  • In a pan, heat oil and splutter cumins and bay leaf. Then add thinly sliced onions.

  • Fry till it turns light golden brown. Then add ginger garlic paste, green chillies and mint leaves.

  • Sauté till the raw smell leaves. Add garam masala and mix well.
  • Now add soaked rice, pressure cooked chick peas and 2 cups of water (you can use the water used for soaked rice or water used for cooking chana)

  • Add salt and check for the spiciness. Either cook this in pan or pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with onion raitha or simply pappad.


  1. Veggies can also be added to this pulao. Veggies like green peas, sweet corn, potatoes can be added.