Tomato channa pulav


1 cup soaked and cooked chickpeas
1 cup basmati rice (soaked for 1/2 hr)
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 big tomato pureed
2 cloves
1 cardamom
Small piece of cinnamon
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 medium onion chopped
Finely cut coriander leaves

Heat oil, add cumin seeds. When it splutters, add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Fry for a minute and add it to the soaked rice. Add salt, turmeric powder and cook the rice.

Heat another tsp of oil and add the chopped onions. Fry for a minute and add the pureed tomato. Add garam masala powder and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked chickpeas and mix well. Allow the mixture to get dry and finally add the cooked rice. Mix slowly to coat the rice with the mixture.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with raita/chips of your choice.
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Valarmathi said...

Different one. Looks nice and yummy.

meeso said...

Sounds good, I could eat chickpeas every day!

Vidhya said...

Tomato pulao looks colorful. I have never used chickpeas in it. This sounds yummy too...

Parita said...

Very different and flavorful pulav..looks delicious!

DEESHA said...

wow this is very nice

Lone Acorn said...

Till now I had rice with chhole. This is different. I will surely try it. Looks yummy and easy.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Very colorful and delicious....

Panchpakwan said...

Looks very healthy & colorful...

Shri said...

Very yummy dish!

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