Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mughlai Chana Daal Pulav

 Flavourful and mildly spiced rice and bengal gram pilaf

how to make chana daal pulao

Prep time-10 minutes
Cooking time-35 minutes
Type- Main course

  • Rice- 1 cup
  • Chana daal/bengal gram- 3/4 cup
  • Golden raisins/kishmish - 1.5 tbsp 
  • Cashew pieces /kaju- 2 tbsp(optional)
  • Yogurt/dahi - 3 tbsp
  • Green chilies,slit -2
  • Ginger, grated- 1tsp
  • Ginger sliced- 1tsp
  • Fresh coriander,chopped- 2 tbsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Pure ghee/Butter-2 tbsp
  • Cooking oil-2 tbsp
  • Whole red chilies-2
  • Bay leaves /tejpatta- 2
  • Green cardamom-4
  • Cloves/laung -4
  • Pepper corns/ sabut kali mirch -10
  • Cinnamon /daalchini -1 inch
  1. Wash and soak rice and chana daal seperately for approx- 20 minutes
  2. Heat ghee and oil in a  heavy bottom pan.
  3. Add the tempering spices and let them crackle.
  4. Now add green chilies (slit lenthwise),grated ginger,broken cashew nuts and the soaked chana daal(strain the water) in the pan.
  5. Saute for a minute and then add approx. 2.5 cup water and let it boil.
  6. When the water start boiling,cover the pan and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Now add whisked yogurt,sliced ginger,raisins, salt and rice.
  8. Mix properly and then cover the pan with a lid and cook on low heat till done.
  9. Can add some hot water if needed.
  10. Now add chopped fresh coriander and 2 tsp melted ghee and fluff with a fork.
  11. Serve hot with plain yogurt, boondi raita or curry.


Gayathri Ramanan said...

flavorful & nutritious dish..wonderful click

DivyaGCP said...

Delicious and flavorful rice.. Looks very inviting..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pulao looks simply awesome! Wish I was there to get a taste of it.

Anonymous said...

When to add rice? It's looks yummy

Maayeka said...

@Anonymous-add rice at step 7 ,mentioned in the post :)

Rafeeda AR said...

Lovely pulao...

Kitchen Queen said...

love the long grain, love about pulav when it has nice long rice. love boondi raita in the background too.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Looks delightful n very tempting!! Lovely clicks and presentation

Sangeetha M said...

wow...pulao looks truly tempting,sounds very easy & flavorful too..

Sireesha Puppala said...

A ahh love the sexy grains:) u have very well managed to retain its grainy shape which is the key for any pulav...tempting one

Akila said...

Looks yummy

krishna said...

its really really tempting.. i'm craving for it..

Priti S said...

pulao looks yum ..nicely done and lovely pic

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Super flavored rice ! Love it !

Nilu A said...

Never new about chana daal pulav.. Looks mouth-watering and yummy dear :-)

Amrita Vishal said...

Lovely pulao in such a lovely vessel

divya said...

tempting clicks,looks so irresistible.

Archana Potdar said...

Awesome pulao great click, Wish I was theer to eat it.

Vimitha Anand said...

Flavorful pulao Ji!!!

Wer SAHM said...

healthy and tasty puloa... mild and perfect food for kids


Can this be cooked in pressure cooker as well. ...

Maayeka said...

@Arundhati-yes you can also make this in pressure cooker.