This pulav i made for todays lunch, i couldn’t wait to share it with you. It is inspired from a meal which i ate when i was travelling, i had this with dal and butter chicken and it is the dinner which i had in flight. And i loved the flavours and combination of that. So i thought of making that for lunch today, i also made moong dal tadka to go with it. It will be shared in my next post.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Soaking Time : Overnight
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins + 30 mins for cooking chana
Serves : 3
Oil – 3 tblspn
Bay Leaf – 1
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Star Anise / Anasipu – 1
Green Cardamom / Yelakai – 4
Black Cardamom – 1
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 stick
Mace / Javitri – 1
Onion – 1 medium size sliced thinly
Tomato – 1 sliced
Green Chillies – 3 chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Kala Chana / Chana – 1 cup cooked
Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Water – 1 cup and 1/2 cup of cooking liquid from kala chana
Soak chana overnight, drain water add it to a pressure cooker, cover with fresh water, add little salt and pressure cook this for 15 to 20 whistle till chana gets soft. Drain it and reserve the chana cooking liquid as well.
Soak Basmati rice for 30 mins.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in the whole spices and saute for a min.
Add in onions and green chillies. Saute till golden.
Add in ginger garlic paste and salt. Mix well.
Add in tomatoes and mix well with the onions.
Add in cooked chana and mix well. Add in the drained rice and toss well.
Now add in 1/2 cup of chana cooking liquid and water. Cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle, simmer the pan for 5 to 8 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam escape all by itself. Open the cooker and fluff the rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|These are the whole spices you will be using|
|First i soaked chana overnight, Then I cooked chana
till it gets soft in a pressure cooker
along with some salt for 15 to 20 whistle.
|I soaked 1 cup of basmati rice for 30 mins|
|Heat oil in a pressure cooker|
|Add in the seasoning ingredients|
|now add in onions and green chillies|
|Saute till onion turns golden|
|add in ginger garlic paste|
|and some salt|
|cook till it is done|
|add in a slice tomato|
|add in cooked chana|
|Mix that well|
|add in soaked drained basmati rice|
|mix that around|
|I measured 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid from chana|
|poured that in|
|i added a additional 1 cup of water|
|Mix well..Cover and pressure cook|
|Now it is done|
|fluff up the rice and serve|