March 18, 2012

CHICK PEAS PULAO/CHANA PULAV/GARBANZO PILAF



Usually i prefers to cook chickpeas masala(chole),chole palak and cabbage chana with chick pea........These are very high in proteins,in dietary fibre and very low in fat...surprised....this time tried in rice combination...senyum... that is CHANA PULAV..it is a very healthy and tasty pulav.....senyumkenyit...so here goes the recipe...peluk.......try this and let me know what you think friends......angel...


Ingredients


basmati rice-1 1/2 cups
chick peas-1 cup
tomatoes-1 big
coconut milk-1 cup
cloves-4
cardamon-3
staranise-2
onion-1
green chilli-4
garam masala-1tsp
oil-2 tbsps
ghee-2 tbsps
salt-to taste
cinnamon-1inch piece
cilantro-few leaves
mint leaves-few
red chili powder-to taste
salt-to taste
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Preparation

wash and soak the chick peas over night and pressure cook for 3 whistles or til soft and cooked.....

chop the  onions+green chili+tomato and make into puree.wash and soak the rice for 20mints...........

heat a thick bottomed vessel and add ghee and oil.....add in cloves,cardamom,cinnamon, staranise and saute for half minute......

add in onions+green chili+tomato puree and mint leaves and saute for 2-3 minutes.........

add boiled chick peas and mix all together and fry til it gives a nice aroma..throw in finely chopped mint+cilantro leaves too.......

now add in milk and water as needed yo cook rice and let boil..........add salt too........

when the water starts boiling add in rice and let it cook.

when the water has evaporated close the lid tightly or put and heavy weight (like iron tawa)on the lid and cook for 5 more minutes in low flame.........or til rice done..........

serve hot with any raita or gravy.............


angel
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