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Achari Chana Pulao

By: Unknown
Region: North Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Rice Items
Time to Prepare: 30 Mins


Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoons.
Asafoetida - 1 pinch.
Garam masala(freshly ground) - 2 tablespoons.
Fenugreek seeds - 1-2 teaspoons.
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoons.
Kalonji seeds (onion seeds) - 1 teaspoons.
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoons.
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoons.
Bay leaves - 2-3 numbers.
Green chilies (slit) - 4-5 numbers.
Onion(finely sliced) - 1 big.
Basmathi rice - 2 cup.
Oil - 2 tablespoons.
Chickpeas(soaked overnight and boiled) - 1 cup.
Turmeric powder - 1-4 teaspoons.
Mustard powder - 1 teaspoons.
Red chili powder - 2 teaspoons.
Mango achaar - 2 teaspoons.
Salt - 0 to taste.
Mint leaves - 1/2 bunch.
Coriander leaves(finely chopped) - 1/2 bunch.
Ghee - 1 teaspoons.
Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoons.
Garbanzo beans - 1 cup.


Take a pan and add some ghee. When the ghee gets hot, add bay leaves, mustard seeds and when they crackle, add fennel seeds, kalonji, cumin , fenugreek seeds and fry till you get a nice aroma lingering around the room.
Add coarsely crushed garam masala, sliced onions and saut the onions are transparent.
Add salt, green chillies, asafoetida, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, cook well until the raw flavours are gone.
Add garbanzo beans and cook in this masala. In a separate bowl take some yogurt,
add mustard powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, mango achaar and mix well.
Mix this yogurt spice into the channa masala and mix well.
Add the soaked basmati rice (soak rice for at least 1-2 hours and drain the water off).
Spread the rice evenly over the channa masala and pour about 4 cups of water for 2 cups of rice and add salt, finely chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves.
Cover the pan with a lid and cook over slow flame till the rice is cooked and done. Once done, serve piping hot.


hana Pulao/ Achari Chole Pulao or Pickle spiced chickpea rice is a brilliant twist in bringing out the pickle flavor in the rice and channa (chickpea) cooked together spiced with deciduous basmati rice and serve raita,salad.

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