Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chane ke dal ke Pulao

I just love eating rice. My meal is incomplete without them. So I keep making different styles which will relish the taste buds. Its a simple recipe.

1 cup Chana Dal
1 cup Rice
1 Medium Sized Onion (julienned)
4-5 cups of water
Salt to taste
2 tej pata
2-3 Black Cardamom (whole)
4-5 Black Pepper (whole)
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 Whole Red Chillies
1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
2 tbsp pure ghee


  • Soak the rice for about 1 hour before cooking.
  • Soak the Chana Dal for about 1 hour before cooking.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add in the cumin seeds+ red chillies+ whole black pepper+ whole black cardamom.
  • When it stops cluttering add in the chopped green chillies and the onions.
  • Let them cook for a while unless the onions changes colour.
  • Now add in 4 cups of water and all the masalas.
  • Add in the soaked rice and soaked Chana Dal.
  • Mix all these well.
  • Close the lid of the cooker.
  • After 1 whistle lower the flame.
  • Let it cook for another 5-6 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Garnish it with coriander 
  • Serve hot with raita.

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