Thursday, January 29, 2009


Channa has good source of protein and dietary fibre and pulav with channa made it very rich and healthy. Hope everybody will like this...


Basmati Rice - 2 cups

White Kabuli Channa - 1/2 cup

Tomatoes - 3 big suze

Onion – 2 medium size

Green chilies - 2

Garlic - 4 flakes

Oil – As required

Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch

Cinnamon - 1 inch piece

Cardamoms - 1

Cloves - 2

Bay leaf - 1

Garam Masala - 1/2 teaspoon

Ghee – 2-3 tsp


Onions – 2 medium size

Red chillies – 8 (adjust according to your spiciness level)

Cumin Seeds -1 teaspoon

Garlic – 8 flakes

Grated fresh coconut - 3 tablespoons


· Heat pan with little oil and fry red chillies, cumin seeds, garlic, and onions.

· Cool and grind along with coconut and tomato.

· Soak Channa overnight and pressure cook with little salt for 4 whistles.

· Soak rice in warm water for 10 minutes and drain water completely.

· Heat pain with some oil, add the spices, then garlic and fry till brown.

· Add slit green chilies and onion. Fry for a minute and then add ground masala.

· Add garam masala and salt and mix well.

· Then, add cooked channa, rice, and double the amount of water/coconut milk and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

· Once pressure is released, add ghee, mix well, and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with any side dish of your choice.


Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this is a very different method. sounds tasty. I can smell the pulao from here :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

my daughter's favourite one. Whenever i ask her what to give for lunch she will say channa pulav.will try ur version.nice colur.

Chitra said...

channa pulao looks yummy...will try this:)do visit my blog at ur free time:)

Chitra said...

Pulav looks yumm..nice posting..will try this soon:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely recipe...check out mine in a different way... and do check my handicrafts blog and pass ur suggestions

Priya said...

I too prepare this pulav few days back...urs looks delicious n yummy..

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds so unique, I am going to try thsi right away...thanks for sharing it here, dear.

Premyscakes said...

It sounds delicious and very much inviting.

DEESHA said...

yummy pulav there, healthy dish

AnuSriram said...

Looks so colourful.. Nice entry!

Nithya Praveen said...

Looks wonderful...a different recipe.Y dont u send it to JFI Chickpea - and FIC yellow .

Sujatha said...

I make a similar version of chana pulav.. Your looks great.. Check it out here...

Adlak's tiny world said...

chenna in any version.. my spl vote for that. i too make this often and yrs is diffnrt yet simple method. will try next time.

Is that bowl still waiting for me... I am on the way dear.

KV said...

that's a nice entry!looks yummy

Vidhya said...

lovely mouthwatering picture... bookmarking this one. May also take print out of this. Will try it and give link to your blog post

jeyashrisuresh said...

made ur version of urad dal vadai.came out well.everybody liked that

Preety said...

i also make channa pulao but your recipe is very different then mine..looks good

sriharivatsan said...

Tx friends for your lovely comments..

Nithya, Channa was not much visible in the photo, hence i hesisted to send for the event...The photo was taken in hurry, hence could not concentrate much!!

JS, Oh, so sweeet of you..Tx for trying vada and letting me know about that..

Jaishree said...

Channa pulao looks yummy.Sounds so unique,Will try your version.Thanks for sharing

Swapna Pravin said...

looks yummy. Lovely dish.. Will try soon:)