Saturday, June 29, 2013

Chickpea Pilaf | Chickpea Biryani Recipe

Chickpea is one of the most loved ingredient by our family . It is rich in protein . I usually make the ever famous Chole Masala with chick peas , then try to add chickpea with other Veggies to make some gravy . Today I made a simple rice pilaf with Chickpeas . Off to the recipe now .

Spicy Aromatic flavoured Rice and chickpea , Step wise pics
Chickpea Pilaf | Chickpea Biryani Recipe



Ingredients:

  • Chickpea - 150 gm ,  ( Approx ){ I added 2 fistful of chick pea , soaked it overnight }
  • Basmathi Rice - 250 gms
  • Onion - 150 gms , Chopped
  • Tomato - 1 no , Diced
  • Ginger garlic paste - 50 gms
  • Green Chilli - 2 no , slit
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mint leaves - Few , Chopped ( I used Mint Powder - 2 tsp )
  • Star Aniseed - 1 no,
  • Cloves - 2 no
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 no
  • Bay leaf - 1 no
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp



Method:

Soak the chickpea overnight   . Set aside .


Heat oil in the pressure cooker . Add the spices like cloves , cinnamon stick , bay leaf  and aniseed and fry . It gives a nice aroma . Throw in the onions and , mint powder  , green chilli and fry till they become translucent .

 

Now add the tomatoes and cook they are soft .

 

Add the ginger Garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes away .



 Now add the soaked chickpea , chilli powder , turmeric powder , salt and mix .


Now add the water ,   ( For 2 cups of basmathi rice , add 3 cups of water ) bring it to boil .


Add the rice and pressure cook for only 1 hisses .


 Allow the pressure to cool down and open the cooker .



Serve hot with Raitha .


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    18 comments:

    1. yummy pilaf and yummy clicks.happy to follow you.

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    2. Its awesome to note how the chickpeas made their way into a rich dish. With the other ingredients combined in, what a stunner!!!

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    3. Very delicious and healthy biryani, love it....

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    4. Feel like inviting myself to ur place to enjoy this protein packed pilaf,inviting;

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    5. Wonderfully done pilaf ! Loved it..

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    6. super delicious pulao...nice clicks

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    7. Looks Spicy and Yummmy Biryani..

      -Mythreyi
      Yum! Yum! Yum!

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    8. Quick n healthy one pot meal!

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    9. Delicious chickpea pilaf, love this kind of one pot meal.

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    10. Delicious and protein packed lunch :)Awesome :)

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    11. yummy chickpea pilaf....lookks awesome...absolutely drooling...

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    12. I love one pot meals and this veg version looks lovely and delicious.

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    13. that's a yummy biriyani... thank u for linking it in... :)

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    14. Sounds interesting with the chick peas.

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