Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tomato channa pulav


1 cup soaked and cooked chickpeas
1 cup basmati rice (soaked for 1/2 hr)
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 big tomato pureed
2 cloves
1 cardamom
Small piece of cinnamon
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 medium onion chopped
Finely cut coriander leaves

Heat oil, add cumin seeds. When it splutters, add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Fry for a minute and add it to the soaked rice. Add salt, turmeric powder and cook the rice.

Heat another tsp of oil and add the chopped onions. Fry for a minute and add the pureed tomato. Add garam masala powder and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked chickpeas and mix well. Allow the mixture to get dry and finally add the cooked rice. Mix slowly to coat the rice with the mixture.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with raita/chips of your choice.
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