Kabuli Chana Pulao Recipe / Kabuli Pulao Veg / Kabuli Pulao Biryani / How To Make Channa Pulao Recipe

Kabuli chana pulao recipe is really tasty and delicious pulao recipe. It is a complete combination of rice and pulses. Kabuli pulao is a usually a non-vegetarian dish. But here we are preparing vegetarian Kabuli chana pulao recipe. It is a dish of steamed rice stir-fried in a pan and mixed with kabuli chana and Indian spices. Cooked rice stir-fried with kabuli chana, bay leaves, cinnamon, cumin seed, garlic, ginger and onions, fry for 2-3 min. You can serve with curd, pickle and salad.

  • Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3
  • Skill Level: Easy


  • Basmati Rice – 2 cup
  • Kala Channa or Kabuli Channa or Chick Peas- 1/2 cup
  • Bay Leaf (tej patta) – 1-2 os.
  • Cumin Seed – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnaman(Dal chini) – 1-2 nos.
  • Onion Sliced – 2 medium
  • Finely Chopped Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Finely Chopped Ginger – 2 inch
  • Red Chili Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tbsp
  • Curd (Dahi) – 1/2 cup
  • Salt as per taste –
  • Desi Ghee ( clarified butter) – 5-6 tbsp


  • Wash and soak chana for 5-6 hour.
  • Cook soaked chana in a pressure cooker with salt and 2 cup of water.
  • Cook it till chana gets soft and drain extra water, keep aside.
  • Wash rice and in a large pan, add 4-5 cups of water, 1/2 tbsp oil and 1/2 tbsp salt and boil it.
  • When it’s boiling, add rice.
  • Cook it till rice gets soft and keep aside.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan on medium flame, add bay leaves, cinnamon, cumin seed, garlic, ginger and onions.
  • Fry it till onion turns little golden brown.
  • Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala, mix well.
  • Add yogurt and cook for 4-5 min.
  • Add cooked kabuli chana, cooked rice, salt and mix well.
  • Cook for 3-4 min and keep aside.
  • Transfer into serving bowl.
  • Serve hot kabuli chana pulao recipe with curd or pickle and salad.
KABULI CHANA PULAO RECIPE was last modified: April 11th, 2014 by Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes