Some days you don’t feel like cooking anything and when you open the fridge you won’t find anything to cook, if at all you find something you won’t feel like making/eating a dish out of it. Last week I had such a day and I didn’t want to eat outside too 😐 . I kept searching the fridrecge and got a bowl of soaked chickpeas. Why not cook something out of it; Yay! chickpeas pulav easy and yummy 😀 . Luckily found some carrots and beans in fridge. The simple chickpeas pulav came out well and thought of sharing it with you guys . Read the recipe below.
Basmati rice(soaked for 30 minutes) : 2 cups
Chickpeas(soaked for minimum 6 hours): 1\4 cup
Beans: 7 to 8
Green chilly: 1
Ginger garlic paste: 1 teaspoon (freshly ground for best results)
Bay leaf: 1
Cinnamon stick: 1 inch piece
Oil: 1.5 or 2 table spoon
Pepper: 1 teaspoon
Fennel seeds: 1 teaspoon
- Dry roast and grind the whole masala and keep it aside.
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, onions, ginger garlic paste, chopped green chilly and saute till onions turn light brown.
- Add freshly ground garam masala and the chopped vegetables, saute for few seconds.
- Add soaked basmati rice, chickpeas and salt.
- Add around 31/2 cups of water and cover the cooker.
- cook in low flame and wait for a whistle and turn off the gas ( or how ever you cook rice in your cooker) . When the pressure is completely over open the cooker and garnish the yummy pulav with fresh coriander leaves. ( I didn’t have them with me. )
- Serve hot with raita, pickle and papad or mint chutney.
- You can replace cooking oil with ghee for a tastier pulav.
- You can add more veggies like mushrooms, capsicum, potato, cauliflower. I was left with only carrots and beans 😀
- You can skip or increase the number of red chillies as per your spice level.
- If you are in a hurry you can use readymade garam masala and ginger garlic paste, but there will be a huge difference in taste.
- Be careful when you cook in pressure cooker; overcooked or undercooked pulav doesn’t taste good.
Have you ever tried chickpeas pulav? If yes, tell us about your version; If no, do give it a try. I bet you’re gonna love it 😛