Healthy and delicious Jain Chickpea pulao

Healthy and delicious Jain Chickpea pulao is a delicious, Indian style chickpea and rice one-pot casserole. It is gluten-free, vegetarian, and so easy to cook in an instant pot or pressure cooker.

Healthy and delicious Jain Chickpea pulao is a one pot meal of rice, chickpeas, variety of vegetables and spices. It is also known as chole ka pulao, chana rice, chickpea rice or kabuli chana pulao. All these names describe a wholesome, packed with flavors, Indian style spicy rice casserole.

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More reasons to love Chickpea pulao

  • Easy to pack
  • Gluten free and vegetarian
  • one-pot, wholesome, fulfilling
  • Perfect for lunch box or potluck
  • Instant pot and stovetop friendly recipe

Ingredients :

Ghee – 1tsp

Bay leaves – 2-3no.

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

chopped carrot – 1 cup

Chopped capsicum – 1cup

Green chilly – 2-3 no.

Chopped cauliflower – 1 cup

Chopped cabbage – cup

Salt – Taste according

Chopped ginger – 1tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander Powder – 1 tsp

Kashmiri red chilly powder – 1 tsp

Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp

Soaked basmati rice – 2 cup

Boiled chickpea – 2 cup

Chopped Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup


Firstly, take a pan in it add ghee, bay leaves, and cumin seeds. Sautéed for 1 min. Then add chopped carrot, capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, green chilly and salt. Mix it, cover it and cook for 5-6 min. Then add chopped ginger, curd, turmeric powder, coriander powder, jeera powder and red chilly powder. Mix it properly. After that add washed and soaked rice and soaked and boiled chickpeas. Mix it well. After that add 1/2 cup water. Mix it, cover and cook for 30min. first 10min on high flame rest 20min on low flame. Garnished with coriander leaves. Chickpea pulao is ready to eat. You can enjoy in lunch as well as in dinner.

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