Monday, February 4, 2013

Fresh Chickpeas Pulao | Hare Chane ka Pulav

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I have posted Fresh Chickpeas Paneer Gravy some time back and I used the remaining chickpeas to make this delicious pulao.Pulaos are the most easiest one pot meal which I prepare on those lazy afternoons when I run out of ideas.
I usually take a easy route to make simple pulaos but when I am in a good mood I love to grind fresh masala which makes the pulao really aromatic.The addition of fresh coconut and marati moggu in the masala mixture makes it taste unique,it gives the taste of a typical Bangalore Darshini kind of pulaos.If you can get hold of fresh chickpeas do give a try this pulao definitely,if you do not find them you can use mixed vegetables or soya chunks or fresh green peas to make this aromatic pulao.
Fresh Chickpeas Pulao Recipe:
(Serves 2)

1 cup Basmati Rice
2 cups Water
1 cup Fresh Chickpeas
2 Onions,sliced
8-10 Cashewnuts
2 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Ghee
1 Bayleaf
Salt to taste

to grind:
1/4 cup freshly grated Coconut
3-4 Green Chillies
3-4 Garlic pods
3/4" Ginger
1/2 cup Mint leaves
1/2 cup Coriander leaves
1" Cinnamon stick
2-3 Cloves 
1-2 Marathi Moggu(optional)

  • Make a coarse paste out of the ingredients mentioned under 'to grind' by adding little water.
  • Clean the rice and soak it in water for 10 mins.
  • In a pan/kadai heat oil and add bay leaf,cashewnuts and then add onions and fry it till it becomes soft and add all the fresh chickpeas and fry until its half cooked.
  • Add the ground masala and fry well until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add soaked and drained basmati rice and fry it for some time and add salt and fry it a bit and then add water.Now pour this mixture either into a rice cooker bowl and cook it until it is done.You can even pressure cook for 1 whistle and reduce the flame and cook it for 8-10 mins.
Serve hot with tomato onion raitha.

  1. The addition of pudina and corriander leaves adds a nice flavor to the pulav.
  2. You can add mixed vegetables or fresh green peas instead of chickpeas in the recipe.
  3. You can reduce the water to 1 3/4 cups to get still granular rice.
  4. Marathi Moggu is a spice which looks similar to cloves and it adds a nice flavor to the pulao.If you do not get it you can avoid using it in the recipe.


great-secret-of-life said...

looks too good.. perfectly done

Rafeeda AR said...

the rice looks really very nice... especially that green tinge to it...

Swathi said...

Delicious fresh chickpea pulao.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Perfect and inviting rice..

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious prathy :)

Nandita SS said...

The rice looks very tempting Pratibha!! Loved the flavours :)

Unknown said...

Inviting meal bowl...

Unknown said...

Healthy and nutritious pulao...

Indian Khana said...

Love hara channa and this rice looks so yum ..nice pics

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply amazing and colorful pulao. Wonderfully prepared.

Unknown said...

Delicious pulao looks super inviting

Dipti Joshi said...

Really time saver and one pot meal option for lazy afternoons.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Pulao looks so tempting and colorful..nice presentation and clicks...

divya said...

OMG your pics are great and the recipe is so good

lubnakarim06 said...

Love this simple recipe....looks hearty....

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Janani said...

Healthy pulao and pics look awesome must try it.

CbeFoodBlogger said...

I am gonna try this out.. wonderful recipe

Revathi Ramkumar said...

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Prema said...

My fav Pulov,Rice has puffed up nicely...delicious.

Raks said...

Never cooked this before. Looks and sounds really good!

Shanavi said...

Fantastically made Prathibha..Each ingredient is handled very carefully and it's obvious from the pic..asusual great clicks

zareena said...

Amazing presentation dear... I never cooked with green chana. This looks yummm....

M D said...

That Pulao looks delicious Prathibha!

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Very tempting and yummy puloa

dassana said...

delicious pulao. i also liked the baby corn capsicum side dish in the pics.

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