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.



Ingredients:

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



Preparation 
  • 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

48 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. The combo sounds great..healthy meal.

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

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

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

    Tasty Appetite

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

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

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  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 :)

    Chef Al dente

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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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