Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chickpeas Pulao

Basmati Rice - 2 cup
Cooked Chickpeas - 1 cup
Potato(small) - 1
Garlic cloves - 4 finely chopped
Ghee - 2 tsp
Oil- 1 tbsp
Bay Leaf,  Cloves,  Cardamom - 1
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Green Chillies Slitted - 3
Cashews - 10-15 (optional)
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Biryani powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Turmeric  powder - 1/4 tsp
Mint - few leaves
Water - 3 Cups
Salt - to taste
Soak Chickpeas overnight and pressure cook with water for 15 minutes.
Wash and soak rice for half an hour.
Heat oil and ghee in a non-stick pan.
Add bay leaf, cloves and cardamom and fry or few minutes.
Add cumin seeds and fry.
Add chopped garlic cloves and fry.
Add cashews and fry.
Add chopped onions and sauté for few minutes.
Add slitted green chillies. Add turmeric powder, Biryani powder and salt.
Add chopped potato and fry till it is half-cooked.
Add boiled chickpeas and mix well.
Wash soaked rice, drain water and fry for few minutes without breaking the rice.
Add 3 cups of water and adjust salt.
Add 1 tsp of ghee and mix well. Let it boil.
When  60%  is cooked, keep in low flame and cook till done.


  1. Super flavourful chickpeas rice, if you are interested do send them to CWS-chickpeas event,here is the link Nisha..


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