Quick Chick Pea Rice.

Hello friends.Welcome to my corner again.As you know the regular food of our country consists of  home-made chapatis, rice,dal and veggies but biryanis or pulaos are also the favourite,prominent among them being chicken and mutton varieties .But today I have tried to make another variation of biryani  which is Garbanzo Beans or Chick pea Pulao which is flavourful and sumptuous, having the right mix of spices, kesar (saffron) and coconut milk. It really is no less than my favourite one and is sure to appeal to you.

To make this dish:

First we will make garbanzo beans gravy and steamed rice and then combine the two and cook it on slow flame for five minutes.

The recipe is as follows:-

Ingredients:- (For the chick pea gravy)

  1. Chickpea – 250 gms.
  2. Onions(finely chopped) – 2.
  3. Ginger-Garlic paste -1 tsp.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  10.  Vegetable Biryani Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  12. Chopped Mint – 5-6 leaves.
  13. Coconut Milk -1/2 cup.
  14. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  15. Nuts -Raisins,Cashews or others of your choice.
  16. Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.

For the rice – Raw rice – 300 gms.

Saffron or Kesar – A pinch.

Water – As per requirement.


Step 1 -Wash and soak the garbanzo beans overnight and boil the next day till done.

Step 2 – Take a kadhai and add some oil to it.Now sprinkle some cumin in it.Add the finely chopped onions,ginger-garlic paste,some mint,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder,cumin powder and fry.Now add some tomato puree and garam masala. Fry for a while.Add some water to make the gravy and simmer it for ten minutes.Keep a thick gravy in it,it must be sauteed and not having too much gravy.Our chickpea gravy is ready.DSC00982

Step 3 – Make the steamed rice,the rice grains must be firm and not too mushy.Add the steamed rice to the chickpea gravy along with some nuts.Now sprinkle some saffron mixed in coconut milk evenly over the rice.Add a little bit of vegetable biryani masala and mix.You can add half a teaspoon of sugar also.Now mix everything well and let it be on slow flame for five minutes.Garnish it with panir cubes.

Our Garbanzo beans pulao is ready.Serve it with plain curd or plain buttermilk.Enjoy.

Friends do try the recipe at home.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great week everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!



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Hi! Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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