Cholia Pulao Recipe

Cholia Pulao Recipe

These green chickpeas are used to make numerous dishes. Green chana pulao full of vitamin and fiber will be relished by every family member. 

Ingredients for Green Channa Pulao Recipe

  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Green chana - 1 cup
  • Carrot - 1 (chopped in small chunks)
  • Green coriander - 2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Oil - 3-4 tbsp
  • Lemon - 1
  • Green chilly - 2 (chopped lengthwise)
  • Ginger - 1 inch (sliced thinly and lengthwise)
  • Brown cardamom - 2
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 inch piece
  • Clove - 3-4
  • Black pepper - 8-10
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1.5 tsp (as per taste)

How to make Green Channa Pulao Recipe

Wash rice thoroughly and soak in water for 1/2 hour. Take some oil in a pan and heat it. Place green chana and carrots in a pan and stir nicely. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame until they get crispy. Now take them out in a separate bowl. 

Add cumin seeds in leftover oil. After sauteing cumin seeds, add brown cardamom, cinnamon stick(chopped in small pieces), black pepper and clove. Saute for few minutes and add green chilly, ginger. Again saute for few minutes and add soaked rice, salt. Stir and roast for 2 minutes so that rice are nicely coated with spices. Add 2 cups of water and mix well. Cover and cook pulao for 5 minutes on low flame.

Open the lid and add roasted green chana, carrots, lemon juice and chopped green coriander. Mix all ingredients really well. Cover the rice again and cook on low flame. Check rice after every 5 minutes and stir really well. It takes 15 minutes to cook rice. 

Turn off the flame and keep the rice as it is. After 10-15 minutes, choliya rice pulao will be ready. Serve steaming hot green chana pulao with curd, chutney, dal or sabzi and relish eating.