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Chana Pulav Recipe | Chana Pulao Recipe

Chana Pulav Recipe with step by step pictures. This recipe quick and is with protein rich chickpeas and this is one delicious pot of rice.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
soaking time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 servings
Calories 352 kcal


  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam
  • 1 Star Anise / Anasipu -
  • 4 Green Cardamom / Yelakai
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 1 stick Cinnamon / Pattai
  • 1 Mace / Javitri
  • 1 medium size sliced thinly Onion
  • 1 sliced Tomato
  • 3 chopped Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup cooked Kala Chana / Chana
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 cup and ½ cup of cooking liquid from kala chana Water


  • 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.
  • Now add in ginger garlic paste and salt. Mix well.
  • Add in tomatoes and mix well with the onions.
  • Then add in cooked chana and mix well. Add in the drained rice and toss well.
  • Now add in ½ 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.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chana Pulav Recipe | Chana Pulao Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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