Chana Pulao | Easy recipe for rice lovers by Yummy Food Desires Chana Pulao is easy to make and rich in flavor. The healthy dish tastes good with Raita or Green chutney with cucumber and onion. Rice with chickpeas is healthy and makes full.


50 ml oil
1 medium onion
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 bay leaves
1 tsp black peppercorn
1 mace (javatri)
2 black cardamoms
2 inch cinnamon stick
4-5 cloves
1½ tbsp salt
1 tsp red chili powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp garam masala
1 inch ginger
6-7 garlic cloves
250 tomatoes
450 g chickpeas precooked
1100 ml water
500 g presoaked rice

50 ml Öl
1 mittlere Zwiebel
1 TL Kümmel
2 Lorbeerblätter
1 TL Pfefferkörner
1 Muskatblüte (getrocknet)
2 schwarzer Kardamom
2 inch großes Zimtstück
4-5 Nelken
1½ EL Salz
1 TL Chilipulver
½ TL Kurkumapulver
1 TL Korianderpulver
½ TL garam masala
1 inch großes Ingwerstück
6-7 Knoblauchzehen
250 Tomaten
450 g Kichererbsen (vorgekocht)
1100 ml Wasser
500 g vorgetränkter Reis

Rice Dishes with vegetable, meat and chickpeas

Rice with chickpeas, rice with vegetables, rice with meat or just simple boiled rice – the food, who is known from the Asian cuisine is delicious and fills you up. First domesticated in the region of the Yangtze River valley in China it is today a yummy food in almost every country. But basmati rice is the speciality of South East Asia, where the people has some special names for their dishes. Some of them are: Aloo Matar Pulao, Vegetable Pulao, Vegetable Rice, Aloo Matar Chawal, Chana Rice, Peas Rice, Biryani, Dam Biryani or Kidschri.

Pulao – rice with typical brown colour

Pulao is recognized by the brown colour that comes from the fried onions cooked in ghee or oil. Matar Pulao, Aloo Pulao or Chana Pulao are the common veggie rice dishes. With meat it becomes a favourite dish for guests. So, Mutton Pulao, Chicken Pulao, Murgh Pulao or Beef Pulao could be also your first dish selection to serve your special guests at home. But don´t forget the raita, a yoghurt dip that complete all the rice dishes – be they with meat, vegetables or chickpeas.

Biryani, Chicken Curry Rice and Kidschri

A superior rice dish remains yet Biryani, layers of juicy-spicy-sour meat mixture and boiled basmati rice in a pot. Invented for soldiers according to legend it reached every kitchen in South East Asia and is known worldwide thanks to the many Indian-Pakistani restaurants around the globe who have Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Lamb Biryani or Seafood Biryani on their menu. A dish that is more popular than Biryani in western countries is boiled rice with chicken curry. Last but not least, think of Kidschri, rice with lentils, that is consumed as light food.


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