Achari Chana Pulao

Rice and chickpeas cooked with chilli pickle to make this delicious pulao. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Achari Chana Pulao
Main Ingredients Chilli Pickle, Bengal Gram ( Chana)
Cuisine Indian
Course Rice
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Achari Chana Pulao

  • 1/4 cup Chilli Pickle
  • 3/4 cup Bengal Gram ( Chana) Soaked, drained and boiled in plenty of water
  • 1 cup Basmati rice soaked
  • 2-3 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  • 10-12 Cloves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 4-5 Black cardamoms
  • 20-25 Black peppercorns
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 medium Tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1/2 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped


  1. Drain the chane and reserve the water in which they were cooked. Heat oil in a deep nonstick pan, add cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaves, black cardamoms, black peppercorns and sauté till fragrant. Add kale chane and mix.
  2. Add basmati rice and mix. Add chilli pickle and mix. Add ¾ cup of the reserved cooking liquour. Add a little Tata salt lite and mix. Add tomato wedges and mix.
  3. Add 1¼ cups Bisleri water, cover and cook, till the rice is done. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix well.
  4. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1700
Carbohydrates 56
Protein 282.9
Fat 40.5
Other Fiber 54