Chana Pulao


A delicious combination of chickpeas and rice cooked in traditional spices sure to make your mouth water. As tasty as it nutritious, this recipe is perfect for vegetarians, as well as fans of fitness and health. Serve with zeera raita for a great lunch option.

  • Medium
  • 3 person(s)
  • 20 Min


    • Oil6-7 tablespoons
    • Onion1-2, sliced
    • Cumin seeds1 teaspoon
    • Cardamom4-5
    • Garam Masala1 tablespoon
    • Whole Red Chilli1 tablespoon
    • Potatoes1-2, sliced
    • WaterAs required
    • Coriander Powder1 teaspoon
    • Cumin Powder1 teaspoon
    • Whole garam masala1 teaspoon
    • Chicken stock½ liter
    • Green chilies4-5
    • Chickpeas1 KG, soaked
    • Cinnamon1 stick
    • Red Chilli Powder1 teaspoon
    • Rice1 KG, soaked


  • In a large pot heat oil, add sliced onions and fry till they are brown.
  • Add cumin seeds, cardamom, garam masala, whole red chili, potatoes and mix well for 5 minutes.
  • Add water, cover the lid and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Then add coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, chicken stock, green chilies, stir well, cover the lid and let it simmer for 5-8 minutes.
  • Add soaked chickpeas and stir.
  • Then, add cardamom stick, red chili powder and mix well.
  • Add soaked rice and mix well for two minutes. Cover the lid and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Enjoy! Please give us your feedback in the comments below.
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