Chana dal pulao recipe | Chana dal rice recipe


Chana dal pulao | Chana dal rice 

Chana dal pulao is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Chana dal pulao by parveen has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 3 people. You can find Chana dal pulao  at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Chana dal pulao takes 20 mins for the preparation and 20 mins for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Chana dal pulao is a good option for you. The flavour of Chana dal pulao is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Chana dal pulao on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Chana dal pulao recipe on the page below.
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Ingredients (240 ml cup used)

  • 1 cup rice uncooked
  • ½ cup chana dal or bengal gram
  • 2 ¼ cup water
  • 1 large carrot (¾ cup)
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 green chili slit (skip for kids or deseedand use)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • handful pudina or mint
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp cumin or jeera
  • ½ star anise
  • 1 strand mace (optional)
  • 2 green cardamoms or elaichi
  • 1 inch cinnamon or dalchini
  • 1.5 tbsp oil
  • salt as needed
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • coriander leaves chopped few

How to make the recipe

  1. Wash and soak chana dal for 4 to 6 hours and rice for 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pot and fry spices until they begin to crackle.
  3. Add onions and fry until lightly done. Next add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell is gone.
  4. Transfer veggies and pudina, saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add soaked and drained rice and dal. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Pour water salt and cook until the rice is done. Towards the end, when the water is almost absorbed, cover and simmer on a low flame. If using pressure cooker, cover and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes.
  7. When the pressure is down, sprinkle lemon juice and coriander leaves.

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