Friday, 18 January 2013

Chickpeas Pilaf-Kabuli Chana Pulao

This is a one pot meal and tastes great when served hot with raita and papad.I have added some fresh methi leaves along with the kabuli chana to make the dish more nutritious.

Long grain rice/any rice-2 cups
Chickpeas-1 cup,boiled
Methi leaves-1/2 cup,finely chopped
Yogurt-1 1/2 cups
Garam masala-1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Onions-2,finely sliced
Ginger-Garlic paste-3 table spoons
Red chilli powder-1 teaspoon
Saunf(Fennel seeds)-1 teaspoon,dry roasted and crushed
Oil-3 tablespoons
Fresh green coriander leaves-3 tablespoons

-Wash the rice properly and soak it in enough water for at least 1/2 an hour.
-Wash the methi leaves thoroughly to remove all the dirt from it.
-Soak the chickpeas over night or for 8-10 hours and cook them in a pressure cooker by adding a little salt for 3-4 whistles.
-Take 1 tablespoon of oil and heat it in a pan.Add the finely sliced onions and cook them until they become golden brown.Take out on a tissue paper and keep aside.
-Cook the rice with 4 cups of water.Let it cool.
-In the mean time,heat 2 table spoons of oil in a pan and add the ginger-garlic paste and andfry for 2-3 minutes.
-Now add the chopped methi leaves and stir for another 3 minutes till the greens are cooked.
-Add the whisked yogurt and the boiled chickpeas along with salt and red chilli powder and cook until the yogurt dries.
-Add the cooked rice now and mix well.
-Garnish with fried onions and finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
-Serve hot with raita and papad.

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