Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Palak Channa Pulao/Spinach Chickpeas Pulao

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
Salt
Oil
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.

48 comments:

virunthu unna vaanga said... Reply To This Comment

wow super one pot meal Aks... I too love this combo much n looks so inviting... seekiram try panren... n ammavum always keeps stock of soaked beans... same pinch:)

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combination and I really like the colour of the rice!

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

inviting pic priya; looks swell

Indian Khana said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful and yum ...looks fab

Motions and Emotions said... Reply To This Comment

This is a lovely colorful recipe. And i also liked the concept of storing excess soaked beans into freezer

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy, healthy and yummy...
Very nice dear...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

The looks beautiful with a lovely green color..Healthy and delicious

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy pulao akka
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Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Its a real easy breezy rice Priya !! That's a real innovative idea to freeze the peas.... Love the color...

Priya Elias said... Reply To This Comment

Love the colour of the rice Priya. And great flavours in there too. Would surely try this out sometime.

Nammaruchi.blogspt.com said... Reply To This Comment

Always love one pot meals yours looks very inviting priya..

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

yummy combo....Lovely presentation!!!

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Spinach with chickpea, never mix-matched...Looks delightful and fabulous rice recipe dear.

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Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow healthy and nutritious pulao,luks delicious...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

beautiful, green green and so tempting!!! thanks for sharing the delicious pulao recipe!!
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Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo n colorful pulao..

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Love the little peas in green rice.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!!rice looks so colorful and a healthy one pot meal,good option for lunch box..cute props dear...

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and delicious pulao priya :)

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

wow..delicious and tempting .

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divya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow that looks so delicious, luvly clicks.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

This is one of my favorites, looks so delicious !!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Aks superb pulao recipe, my favorite ingredient is chick peas, looks so so inviting... didnt see you online what happen?

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Very beautiful click, looks totally inviting..

Menaga Sathia said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely colour,very healthy rice!!

fimere said... Reply To This Comment

jolie recette avec un mélange de saveurs et de couleurs un vrai régal bravo prya
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Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Always love one pot meal sis...its looks healthy and inviting...

Madhavi said... Reply To This Comment

Pulao looks awesome...

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Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Spinach and chick pea combo is awesome. Love it!!
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Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

perfectly done pulav and healthy as well....
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Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful healthy pulao..yummy

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious palak chana pulao Priya.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

awesome pulao, love the combo

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

now am following your methods n words..sishiyai :)
mainly the freezing tech, thanks n it really helpful!
Palak n chickpeas pulao sounds healthy n delicious...Pic n props kalakkala erukku...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Even picky kids will love this

divyagcp said... Reply To This Comment

Unique combo, Akka.. Looks so delicious and flavorful.. Very healthy too.

FewMinute Wonders said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so colorful and delicious.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Will try this today (for lunch)... I kind of really love having rice.. :)

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Never trying adding palak to pulao, lovely recipe.

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

oops ! energetic, colorful and stunning pulao Priya..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous picture Priya, very nice lunch box recipe.

Padhu Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

colorful and yummy pulao

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Priya Nice Recipe... and Healthy too......

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

excellent healthy combo..

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

A lovely combination of proteins, carbohydrates, veggies, vitamins etc. A healthy and delicious dish!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Wholesome one dish meal..

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks more inviting..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

healthy one pot meals . nice clicks