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Recipe Name: Chana Pulav  
Category: Rice Varieties


Prep Time Cook Time Serves



Basmathi rice   1 cup
White kabuli chana   ½ cup
Tomatoes   3
Coconut   10g
Small onions peeled   ½ cup
Garlic   8 flakes
Oil   15g
Coriander leaves   ½ bunch
Green chillies   4
Kasoori methi   1 tbsp
Garam masala powder   ½ tsp
Cinnamon   1 inch piece
Cardamom   2 to 3
Cloves   few
Bay leaf   1
Ghee   1/2 tsp
Grind together  
Small onions   10
Red chillies   8
Cumin seeds   1 tsp
Garlic   5 flakes
Grated fresh coconut   15g


  • Soak rice for 10 minutes. Drain water and fry in ½ tsp of ghee till moisture is absorbed.
  • Soak chana 10 hours before and pressure-cook it. Blanch tomatoes in hot water for few minutes and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Grate coconut, add enough water and take two extracts.
  • Heat oil in a heavy vessel and fry cardamom, cloves and bay leaf. Add garlic and fry till brown and then add slit green chillies and small onions. Fry for a minute and add ground masala paste.
  • Fry till good smell comes in medium flame and then add tomato paste, kasoori methi, salt, garam masala powder and boil for few minutes.
  • Add cooked chana and coconut extract, required water and when it starts boiling, add rice, mix well and cook for 20 minutes in reduced flame.
  • Garnish with cut coriander leaves.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size   1cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value'
Total Fat  9g 20%
Saturated Fat  -
Trans Fat  -  
Cholesterol  -
Sodium  652mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate  33g 10%
Dietary Fiber   2g 6%
Protein   2g
Vitamin A   21%   * Vitamin C   26%
Calcium   15% * Iron  
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs