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Kabuli Pulao Recipe

Kabuli Pulao
How to make Kabuli Pulao

About Kabuli Pulao Recipe: A beautifully spiced serving of rice with the goodness of chickpeas. Makes for a light and lovely meal in itself!

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins 10 seconds
  • Prep Time 10 mins 10 seconds
  • Cook Time 40 mins
  • Recipe Servings6
  • Easy

Ingredients of Kabuli Pulao

  • 1 Cup basmati rice (soaked for an hour)
  • 100 gram ghee or cooking oil
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 30 gram green chilli
  • 1/2 cup kabuli chana (parboiled with salt)
  • 2 tbsp onion, fried
  • 3 Whole red chilli
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Brown cardamom
  • 5 Green cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorn
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 green chilllies, chopped
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Mace
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

How to Make Kabuli Pulao

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Boil the rice in water along with a teaspoon of salt. Drain the water and keep aside.
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Saute bay leaves, mace, green cardamom, black peppercorn, brown cardamom, whole red chilli, cinnamon stick along with cloves and ginger garlic paste. Saute well.
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Add chopped onion to the pan and saute til golden brown. Now add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and green chilli. Mix well.
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Add chopped tomatoes along with coriander leaves and chana to the pan. Mix well and cover the pan to let it cook for a while.
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When cooked, add yogurt and mix well.
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Now put the cooked rice over the cooked chana and dollops of ghee followed by fried onion and let it cook, covered.
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After about 5-10 minutes, open the lid and mix the cooked rice and chana together.
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Serve hot, garnished with pomegranate seeds.
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Recipe Notes

You can serve Kabuli Pulao with an accompaniment of your choice like curd, chutney or salan.

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