Kabuli Chana Pulao

Chana Pulao is a one pot meal which is tasty as well as healthy. Last week I was running out of veggies and tried this dish and everybody liked it. Very few ingredients are required for this dish.


Cooking Time: 30-35 mins
Preparation Time: 15-20 mins

  • Rice: 1 cup
  • Kabuli chana: 1/2 cup( soaked overnight)
  • Black cardamom: 1
  • Green Cardamom: 2
  • Bay leaf: 1
  • Cinnamon stick: 1 inch
  • Cumin seeds/jeera: 1/2 tsp
  • Onion: 1 large ( chopped in slices)
  • Tomato: 1 medium(finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Green chilli: 2( slit)
  • Chilli pwd: 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd: 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala:  1tsp
  • Cumin  pwd: 1 tsp
  • Ghee as needed
  • Salt to taste


  • Boil the chana in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistle or till chana is soft. Stain the chana. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil  and add the cumin seeds, then add add the ginger garlic paste and saute for min.
  • Add the green chilli and onion and saute till onion is transparent.

  • Add the tomato and cook till tomatoes turn soft.
  • Add the boiled chana, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, cumin seed powder and salt and cook for 1-2 mins

  • Add the rice and fry for a min.
  • Add 2 cups of water and mix well  cook on medium flame with with pan/kadai covered.
  • Serve hot with raita.

  • Don't overcook the chana.
  • Do not throw the water in which you have boiled the chana, can use it while preparing rice/pulao.

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