Sunday, June 24, 2018

Vegan Kala Channa Pulao/Black Chickpeas Pulao

Looking a gluten free one pot meal which is quite a complete meal, obviously my today's post will definitely fulfil those criterias you are looking for. A simple pulao which calls for one pot cooking. With a dry roasted and freshly prepared spice powder, this pulao gets ready very quickly than you can imagine. No tomato or ginger-garlic paste is needed to dish out this pulao. Already cooked Kala channa aka black chickpeas will take care of the protein content and this dish is completely gluten free. A lunch box friendly pulao which is definitely quick to prepare even if you have dont have enough time early in the morning. This week's posts are going to be one pot meals, yes my theme for this week's blogging marathon is One pot meals. Obviously this flavoursome rich kala channa pulao goes for this week's blogging marathon.

Kala channa pulao

Though this pulao is very simple and easy to prepare, its a wholesome pulao. Served along with a simple raita or chips or else along with a boiled eggs, this pulao is definitely a satisfying dish to please anyone's hungry tummy. If you have already cooked black chickpeas in your fridge, this pulao gets ready much quickly than you can imagine. Though i used kala channa/black chickpeas in this pulao, you can replace black channa with kabuli channa/chickpeas, black eyed peas or else with rajma. Definitely a quick fix dish to prepare even for a weekend lunch if you dont feel like spending more time in your kitchen.For a weekend meal, dont forget to serve with rice along with a super rich vegetarian side dish or else with non vegetarian side dish depending upon your tastebuds.

Kala Channa Masala Pulao, Kala Channa Rice

2 cups Basmati rice soaked for 30 minutes
2cups Cooked Kala channa/black chickpeas
1no Onion(sliced)
2nos  Green chili(slit opened)
4cups Water
3 tbsp Oil

For Spice Powder:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
4 Kashmiri dry chillies
1tbsp Poppyseeds
1inch Cinnamon powder
2 Cardamoms
1tsp Cumin seeds
3tbsp Grated coconut

For tempering:
1no Bay leaf
2-3nos Cloves

Dry roast all the ingredients given under spice powder one by one until a nice aroma comes from, grind them as fine powder and keep aside.

Heat oil and fry all bay leaves and cloves until they turns brown.

Add the onions and cook until they turns transculent,add the slit opened green chilies and saute for 2-3 minutes on a low flame.

Black chickpeas Masala Pulao, Masala Kala channa Pulao

Add the cooked black chickpeas, grounded spice powder as per need and saute again for few minutes on a low flame.

Add the rice and saute for 2 minutes on a low flame.

Now add the water, salt and cook everything in medium high flame for few minutes and finish the cooking with low flame until the rice gets well cooked.

Serve this pulao with raita of your choice.

Black Channa Masala Pulao



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

Simple yet delicious one pot meal,love the way the grains are separated and perfectly cooked.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Such an aromatic dish Priya and I love your collection of rice dishes, so easy and great to make.

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

Freshly made spices add so much flavor! Ready to go channa in the refrigerator is a life savor on busy weeknights. And this is the perfect recipe, a complete meal.

Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

Addition of spice powder to the pulao must have made it quite flavoursome

Preeti said... Reply To This Comment

Pulao with kala chana.. really healthy and complete meal.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Love the colour of the pulao Priya. I've not made kala chana pulao so its a must try recipe. I usually have some boiled chana in the fridge.

cookwithrenu said... Reply To This Comment

I have never added chana in my pulav but this looks so good. A complete healthy and nutritious meal.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

That spice powder is tempting me to make the rice dish right now. Sounds Very aromatic.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

I usually stay away from kala channa as there are no takers at home. Using it in this flavourful pulao is a great way of making them taste it. The pulao looks so yum Priya..

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Simply love this as a one pot meal with iron and carbs

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I love Kala chana a lot and making this rice with the Kala chana is a brilliant choice. Great recipe for lunch box and protein filled too...

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

I love the idea of this pulao - flavorful and delicious but healthy with diabetic friendly black chickpeas

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

Kala chana pulao sounds comforting and wholesome. Lovely share Priya !

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

I often make kala chana pulao and most of the time make it with leftover kala chana curry. Looks so yummy.