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:

  1. 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:)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. yummy combo....Lovely presentation!!!

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

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  11. wow healthy and nutritious pulao,luks delicious...

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  12. beautiful, green green and so tempting!!! thanks for sharing the delicious pulao recipe!!
    Sowmya
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  13. Nice combo n colorful pulao..

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  14. Love the little peas in green rice.

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

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  16. healthy and delicious pulao priya :)

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  17. wow..delicious and tempting .

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  18. Wow that looks so delicious, luvly clicks.

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

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

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  21. Very beautiful click, looks totally inviting..

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  22. What a lovely colour,very healthy rice!!

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  23. jolie recette avec un mélange de saveurs et de couleurs un vrai régal bravo prya
    bonne soirée

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

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  25. Pulao looks awesome...

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  26. Spinach and chick pea combo is awesome. Love it!!
    Shema

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  27. Delicious palak chana pulao Priya.

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  28. 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...

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

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  30. Looks so colorful and delicious.

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

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  32. Never trying adding palak to pulao, lovely recipe.

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  33. oops ! energetic, colorful and stunning pulao Priya..

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  34. Gorgeous picture Priya, very nice lunch box recipe.

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

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

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  37. healthy one pot meals . nice clicks

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