Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Chick peas Pulao

Today's star ingredient in the protein rich recipe is chick peas. Chick peas are also known as garbanzo beans. Chickpeas are particularly high in fiber. The iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K in chickpeas all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.

Chickpeas also contain folate, which plays a role in DNA synthesis and repair, and so helps prevent the formation of cancer cells from mutations in the DNA. Saponins, phytochemicals present in chickpeas, prevent cancer cells from multiplying and spreading throughout the body. The choline in chickpeas helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning, and memory.

Chana pulao are one of those rare pulaos thats doesn't list in our normal pulao recipes. I tried this recipe from sanjeev kapoor's recipes. For the chana pulao obviously the chana needs to be cooked first. Canned chick peas can also be added. The chole pulao tastes best with basmati rice and ghee.


Chickpeas (kabuli chana) boiled - 1 1/2 cups
Cooked rice - 3 cups
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Garlic chopped - 2 teaspoons
Ginger chopped - 2 teaspoons
Onions sliced - 2 medium
Chole masala - 3 teaspoons
Salt - to taste
Fresh coriander leaves chopped - to garnish


  • Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and when the seeds start changing colour, add garlic and ginger, mix well and sauté for a minute.
  • Add onions and sauté till golden. Add chickpeas, mix well and cook for one minute.
  • Add chole masala, salt, rice, mix well and cook for a minute. Add one tablespoon coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Garnish with remaining coriander leaves and serve hot.


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  1. Chickpea pulao by SK is excellent , I have tried it and it is very delicious . Great pick for the theme .

  2. I make chickpeas pulao often for my daughter. But I make it as a one pot meal. Your version also sounds so yum. Nice protein packed filling meal.

  3. This is an awesome protein packed pulao.. Love this version.. Makes a great healthy lunch box dish!!

  4. Love Sanjeev Kapoors recipes. The pulao looks so delicious and very flavourful.

  5. Sanjeev kapoor is awesome. Love his recipes. Chana pulao is excellent choice.

  6. This is on my todo list for quite sometime. Got to try this and love this version. Perfect for lunch box.

  7. Channa pulao is something I pack for the kids once in a while. SK's version sounds delicious

  8. Can have this nutritious one pot meal without any fuss, love chickpeas very much in pulao, obviously this pulao is my favourite anytime.

  9. I serve basmati rice with chana at least once a week. Sometimes as chana pulao also. It's protein packed lunch for sure!

  10. Its amazing how versatile chickpeas have become in recent years. When we were growing up the only way we would have these white chickpeas was as chole bhature. I leave boiled chickpeas in the fridge to add to salads, curries and rice.

  11. All of us at home are fans of channa pulao finding another one is wonderful!..

  12. This is one of my favourite pulaos. I can have it any time of the day

  13. Lovely recipe.. i love it chana pulao.