Sunday lunch is always my favourite, especially if its something healthy as one pot meal i wont say no. Most of our sunday lunch goes for briyanis, this weekend H was bit busy with some stuffs and he didnt stayed with us for the lunch. Obviously, if the man is not at home who will cook briyanis, i completely skipped briyani and went for an easy breezy green pulao with channa aka chickpeas.My kids loves chickpeas and palak, i know this pulao will be a big hit among them, am not wrong they just loved this healthy and flavourful pulao with papads,none at home complained eventhough i served this pulao just with papads,coz my kids cant imagine their sunday lunch without meats or atleast an egg.
As i told earlier in most of my posts,i'll always soak the beans in large quantity,once they get soaked i'll pat dry them and immediately i'll freeze it for further use. My freezer will always have frozen soaked beans to cook anytime of the day. Many of my blogger buddies told me that they also started following this method now, yep this method is really handy and you just need to pressure cook your beans and add them in your rice dishes or in gravies, wat an easy method na.Coming to this pulao,you can carry this pulao very well in your lunch box and definitely an easy peasy pulao which gets ready in a jiffy.Sending to my own event Healthy Diet-Go green guest hosted by Amurta.
2cups Cooked rice
1cup Chickpeas (cooked)
1no Onion (large and chopped finely)
3nos Green chillies
2cups Spinach/palak (chopped)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1no Bay leaves
1tsp Shah jeera
Grind the spinach,green chillies together as fine paste.
Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add enough oil, fry the bayleaves,shah jeera until they turns brown.
Add immediately the chopped onions,ginger garlic paste and saute until the onions turns transculent and the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste goes away.
Now add the already prepared spinach puree,garam masala powder to the cooking onions,cook everything in simmer for few minutes.
Finally add the cooked chickpeas, cook for few more minutes.
Add the already cooked rice to this palak-chickpeas mixture, toss everything gently until the rice gets well coated with the masala.
Put off the stove, add the pepper powder, give a gentle toss again.
Serve with your favourite side dish or raitas.