Sunday, November 24, 2013

Achari Channa Pulav

I have made another Tarla Dalal's recipe for the last Nov "CCC challenge"This one is from Punjabi Khana cook book. 

you need:

Mango Pickle - 2 tbsp (I used avakai)
Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Onion - 1/2 cup thinly sliced
ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Channa - 1/2 cup soaked and boiled
ghee - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Fenugreek - 1 tsp
Cardamom - 2
Cumin seed - 1.2 tsp
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp

Clean and wash rice and keep aside
Blend the mango pickle in a mixer to a coarse paste. Keep aside.
Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, onion seeds, cardamoms, cumin seeds and asafoetida.
When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté till they turn translucent.
Add the ginger-garlic paste, kabuli chana, turmeric powder, chilli powder, Punjabi garam masala, salt and the prepared pickle paste and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add the rice and sauté for 2 more minutes.
Add the water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
Once the steam has escaped, dump into a big plate and seprate the grains out with a fork
Serve with Raita

Note: I have a half beetroot in the fridge which I have added to the recipe (this was not in the original recipe)


Suja said...

Yummy pulao & healthy too :)

Sapana Behl said...

Achari pulav looks delicious , I can imagine the tangy flavors of pickle ...

Chef Mireille said...

with the pickle must have such an amazing flavor

Vinitha said...

Never thought of using pickle in a pulao - now I am going to be trying this one

Srivalli said...

I have some recipes with pickles, been wanting to make them..this one sounds quite interesting as well..

Hari Chandana P said...

Sounds delicious.. thanks for sharing :)

Manjula Bharath said...

wow very very falovorful channa pulao :) looks fabulous and so tempting me !! :)

nayana said...

Pulav looks so flavorsome and yummy...

Poornima Molri said...

Looks delicious... will try this

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Such a tangy pulao! Love it:)

Padmajha PJ said...

I have tried this too ! Totally yum!

veena krishnakumar said...

Wow!!!This must have been very delicious!!!