How to make Chole Pulao - Make this pulao with chickpeas and chhole masala.

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Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना), Cooked rice (पके हुए चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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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.    

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Chole Pulao

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chole Pulao Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) boiled 1 1/2 cups

  • Cooked rice 3 cups

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Chole masala 3 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 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.

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