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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Chana Dal Pulao

Simple in its taste, yet flavorful with the spices and chana dal, this pulao is easy to put together.


1 cup - Basmati rice, washed & drained
1/2 cup - Chana dal
1/2 tsp - Cumin seed /Jeera
4 - Cloves
2 small sticks - Cinnamon
2 - Black Cardamom
2 - Bay leaves
2 and 2/3 cups - Water
Ghee or Oil
Salt to taste


1 ) Soak chana dal for at least 2 hours. Drain off the water and set aside.

2 ) Heat ghee or oil in a deep pan, add Cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, cumin and fry for few seconds. Then add chana dal and fry for 3 to 5 minutes on medium heat. Add rice and fry for 2 minutes.

3 ) Meanwhile in another pan, heat 2 and 2/3 cup water and bring to a boil. Pour this water into the rice pan, lowering the heat. Add salt to taste and stir in. Close with a heavy lid and bring to a boil and then lower the heat to low heat. Cook till the rice and dal is cooked and all the water is used up. Switch off the stove and don't open the lid yet. Let rice cook in the steam for a little more while. After 5 minutes or so, open the lid and stir the cooked rice.

Serve rice along with a veg or non vegetarian curry, yogurt and pappad.


Purnima said...

That dollop of rice wt golden daal looks del!! (Pravs not sure if u chked my blog..hv passed on a apt award for u, with hugs! Pls chk it out)

Finla said...

Should try this never added channa to rice.

Swati said...

A very differnt rice Pravs.. Nice variation and a beautiful picture too!!

Cham said...

I never tried chana pulao but very inviting ur rice

Madhavi said...

Oh lovely entry pravs, rice with that chana dal looks awesome. Very nice recipe!!!

Uma said...

Yummy rice with chana, Pravs! Looks mouth-watering.

Anonymous said...

Wow...this looks so delicious! the chana dal look very pretty against the white rice.

SASHREE said...

chana pulao..i even never heard of that dish.looks mouthwatering

EC said...

New dish...You could even send this to the mixed rice varieties event hosted by my blog

Anonymous said...

HI..this recipe looks lovely....i have a question (before i get inside the kitchen to try chana dal pulao).....Do u think tt chana dal will get cooked along with rice??? as usually chana dal takes much longer to cook

Pravs said...

mannii: you need to soak chana dal for 2 to 4 hours before cooking with rice. This way chana dal will cook well with rice. Do try and let me know.