Chole Pulav is an aromatic one pot recipe made with chick peas and Basmati rice. I had never made this dish until some time ago when I had some extra boiled chole, it was not enough to make chana masala so I tried making this pulav. I did go through a couple of recipes online but then went ahead with a tried and tested the recipe which my mom in law uses to make chicken pulav or mutter pulav. Surprisingly the dish turned out really good and I thought of sharing it with all you lovely people.
Chole / Chickpeas, boiled – 2 cups
Basmati rice – 1 1/2 cups
Onion, finely sliced – 2 medium
Green chillies – 2-3 sliced
Ginger , chopped – 1 teaspoon
Fresh green coriander, chopped – 2-3 tablespoon
Garam masala – 1 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tablespoon
Coriander powder – 11/2 tablespoon
Fennel / saunf powder – 2 teaspoon
Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon (Optional)
Oil – 3 tablespoon
Salt to taste.
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Clean wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
Mix the ginger garlic paste along with fennel powder and coriander powder and make a paste.
Once the water comes to a boil add the soaked rice and add salt. Let this come to boil, add garam masala and continue cooking and do keep checking and stir the rice gently to avoid sticking to the bottom.