Chickpea pulao. It’s easy to create healthy, nutritious and delicious homemade flavored rice loaded with the goodness of chickpeas. Boiled chickpeas and rice sautéed in a delicious mixture of whole and powdered spices definitely tastes awesome with a dollop of yogurt and pappadums. Perfectly delicious!
While you are busy spending the end of the year baking cookies and Christmas treats, you will also need to balance your nutrient intake with healthy food. There’s nothing like a nutrition packed meal after total indulgence. And it’s the right way to welcome the new year.
This chickpea pulao loaded with nutritious chickpeas is obviously super healthy and delicious. Simply put, it’s basic flavored rice dish featuring aromatic spices. It’s subtly spiced with easily available classic spices you already have on hand.
How To Make Chickpea Pulao
Start with heating a little ghee. You can also sub ghee with oil. Quickly fry a few dry spices including cumin seeds, cinnamon and cardamom pods. Next, fry garlic, ginger and green chilies.
Now it’s time to fry the vibrant tomatoes until they are mushy followed by the powdered spices – ground turmeric and garam masala. Toss chickpeas and rice in the spices. I also like to add a drizzle of saffron milk to bring in extra flavor.
And done! As rice and chickpeas are cooked separately, it’s super easy to bring all the ingredients together to create a lip-smacking weeknight meal.
More Pulao Recipes:
- Egg Pulao
- One Pot Chicken Pulao
- Five Color Pulao | Panchranga Pulao
- Tomato Pulao
- Easy Mushroom Pulao