Thursday, February 23, 2012

Methi & ChickPeas Pulao/ Methi & Chole Pulao

Methi & ChickPeas Pulao is very simple and delicious pulao which can be made in less time. 

Today I was very lazy to cook dinner. I wanted to make something very quick. Then I found a couple of bunches of methi leaves and soaked channa in my fridge. I tried out this yummy pulao which turned out a duper super hit. And now this pulao is my very favorite one-pot meal. I added few mint leaves for fresh aroma.

This can be prepared by using soaked channa, methi leaves, basmati rice and less spices.


Basmati rice – 2 cups
Fresh Methi leaves - 1 big bunch
Chickpeas/Channa – 1 cup
Onion – 1 no small
Bay leaf – 2 leaves
Lemon juice – 3 tsps
Coconut milk – ½ cup
Cloves – 4 no
Green chillies – 5 no
Cinnamon sticks – 2 small

Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt As Required
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Ghee or Oil – 2 tsp
Water – 2 ½ cups

  • Soak chickpeas overnight.
  • Wash basmati rice and soak in water for 30mins
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add ginger garlic paste
  • Now add bay leaves, cloves, Cinnamon sticks and sauté for few minutes.
  • Add onions and green chillies and mix well.
  • Add methi leaves and cook for 10 minutes or till the raw smell goes away
  • Add garam masala and mix well.
  • Add basmati rice by draining water and mix well.
  • Add soaked and cleaned chick peas and mix well.

  • Now take the above mixed spices, rice in rice cooker add water, coconut milk, lemon juice and salt and cook well.
  • Serve with raita or curry.
Sending this to Healthy Delights hosted by Sangee , Let's Cook - Pulao by Kokila , My Legume Love Affair hosted by Vanessa started by Susan


  1. Nice combo, chickpeas and methi, cooked with coconut milk, very fragrant pulao..

  2. A complete meal there Sravs..Extremely tempting and rich!

  3. This is a great healthy and yummy one pot meal

  4. lovely recipe Sravs.Iam gonna try this weekend as I have all the ingredients needed.:)

  5. very tasty!....lovely pulao.perfect meal!

  6. A healthy and delicious pulao..have been wanting to try pulao with chick peas for quite some time

  7. wonderful what we can do with pulao..
    err did u change ur template or the look of your blog? it looks different here

  8. Looks awesome...adding chickpeas is such a nice idea :-)

  9. What a fabulous combination, delicious looking flavorful rice!

  10. The combo sounds great..healthy meal.

  11. healthy one pot meal. loved the flavours that go in

  12. This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.


  13. thats such a healthy meal... pretty clicks too....

  14. Looks delicious. A very healthy heavenly meal..

  15. we do it with corn & methi.. such a easy one pot meal right.. I think i will trry with chick pea next time.. protein packed sravs :)

  16. WOw just love this one. Will make it soon.

  17. Mouthwatering dish ! It looks so delicious........

  18. pulao looks mouthwatering n delicious ...loved it !

  19. Hi There,

    This rice with white chickpeas is looking awesome and am craving to have a hot platter right now. Loved the way u seasoned your rice and make it more yum, enjoy !

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  21. yummy combo, what healthy recipe

  22. New combinaton! I have a cup of cooked channa in the fridge! will it work?! ;)

    1. Thanks Dear for your sweet comment !! Yes we can use cooked channa !!

  23. Delicious Pulao with spinach and chole!! Love it

  24. looks yummmmmy...its simply mouthwatering..;P

    Tasty Appetite

  25. Delicious pulao with chick peas.Thx for linking it to the event

  26. very tempting and wholesome one pot meal!looks delicious!

  27. Now that's very tempting! Wish I could pack some for lunch!

    Sravs, there is an award for you waiting to be picked up from my space. Do drop by :)

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  28. Thanks for sending this tasty and healthy pulao to MLLA. The roundup will be published soon!


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