Chanay ka Pulao (Chickpeas Pulao)

Ingredients for chickpeas:

  1. Chickpeas 1/2 kg.
  2. Baking soda a pinch
  3. Salt 1 tsp.
Ingredients for pulao:
  1. Rice 3 cups
  2. Onions (sliced) 3
  3. Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp.
  4. Cloves 6
  5. Whole black pepper 8-10
  6. Cinnamon 1 inch piece
  7. Black cardamom 2
  8. Cumin seeds 1 tbsp.
  9. Salt 2 tbsp.
  10. Oil 1/2 cup


  • Soak chickpeas for 6-8 hours.
  • Wash and boil with baking soda and salt till tender.
  • Soak rice for 1/2 an hour.
  • Heat oil in another pan.
  • Add onions and fry till gets brown.
  • Put ginger garlic paste, black cardamom, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, whole black pepper and salt.
  • Fry for few seconds.
  • Add boiled chickpeas with 4 cups water.
  • Wash and put rice and enough water (if required) to cook the rice.
  • Cook on high heat.
  • When the water dries lower the heat and cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes.
  • Take out in a dish and serve with raita.

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