Chole Pulao Recipe - Make this pulao with chickpeas and chhole masala.

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Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana), Cooked rice

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Chole Pulao

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Chole Pulao Recipe - How to make Chole Pulao


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) boiled1 1/2 cups

  • Cooked rice 3 cups

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped2 teaspoons

  • Ginger chopped2 teaspoons

  • Onions sliced2 medium

  • Chole masala 3 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped1 tablespo to garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and when the seeds start changing colour, add garlic and ginger, mix well and sauté for a minute.

Step 2

Add onions and sauté till golden. Add chickpeas, mix well and cook for one minute.

Step 3

Add chole masala, salt, rice, mix well and cook for a minute. Add one tablespoon coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 4

Garnish with remaining coriander leaves and serve hot.