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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Black Chickpea Pilaf With Leftover Chickpea Gravy





I often make this chana pilaf when I make Black chickpeas gravy a day before. Not only I relish this on day one with roti/parathas but also make full use of it by preparing it in form of pilaf to add the variety. It saves my cooking time .The best part of this rice based dish is that it is not only nutritious with the addition of chickpeas, but due to it's colour , it is attractive to children. 


Hope all of you like the look of it. Would be even more happy if you could send me your feedback after you have prepared it in your homes.




To know how to make Black Chana Gravy click here. Dry up the gravy on low flame as we don't need the gravy. Keep aside.



Ingredients:
1 cup Basmati Rice (rinse the bastmati rice and soak for 20 minutes)
1 big Onion, cut into thin slices 
1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic-Green chilly paste
1/4 cup Tomato paste
1 inch Cinnamon stick
2 Green cardamom
2 Cloves 
1 Bay leaf
1 Black cardamom
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Kashmiri red chilly powder
2 Green chillies, chopped (you can skip this if you have child at home)
2 cups Water 
Oil (I used 3 tbsp)


Method:
Heat oil in a kadai on low flame, add bay leaf, cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves and fry for one minute. Add onions and keep stirring till it becomes transparent. Add ginger-garlic-chilly paste and fry for a minute. Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and tomato paste and fry till the oil starts separating. Drain the water from rice and add into the pan. Mix well.


Fry this for 2 minutes (if you are adding green chilles add it now) and add the left over chana into the kadai along with 2 cups of water. Mix well after adding salt (do remember left over chana had salt in it) so check after seasoning. Let the first boil come, then cover and cook for 12-15 minutes or till the rice is done. Serve this nutritious pilaf with raita of your choice.


48 comments:

  1. Too good recipe. Loved the final presentation also. Very professional.

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  2. mmmm... interesting. I never tried making a pilaf with chickpea. Lovely snaps dear. Bookmarking this.

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  3. Thanks Amarendra for your prompt response and sweet word on this. Welcome to my blog...

    @Zareena: Do try this as it will save your time and the end result is very tasty

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  4. Ooomaaaaaa....... Damn innovation :). ..... Generally I have to swallow down the left overs in order to save the wastage.... U gave me a brilliant idea..... I may now combine my left overs like this :) ... Amrita

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  5. Delicious looking recipe with nice clicks, sounds so yummy.

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  6. Thanks a ton Amrita. I am glad I could be of some help to you. Eita shotyi amar shonge o hoye re- shob left over amar ghare eshe pore :-(

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  7. that is a wonderful idea, using leftover gravy for a pulao. Im getting new new ideas now :)

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  8. yummy. i often end up making pulao with left over from previous nite and then add some other things to make it even more colorful. ur pix are very good deepa

    i checked ur chana recipe the link u gave here. u used amla there so i was wondering if i can skip that.. i do make kala chana at home many times and whatever is left over goes in rice dish hehe

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  9. Nice way to use left over gravy. Yum Yum!

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  10. Hi Meena
    This recipe is for those who do not know how to prepare black chana curry.Still you can skip amla if you don't want. It is completely optional.

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  11. ha ha its ok deepa its always good to learn a different version of same thing. thats how i am learning better cooking. by the way that paratha post is up.

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  12. This must have been very spicy and flavorful....such a fab way of using leftover chana. :)

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  13. This is such a wonderful recipe..Thanks for posting it..Bookmarked..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  14. So delicious.. Hearty n full.of flavours. .great idea Deeps.. Soon I'll try this

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  15. Wonderful clicks n very good leftover recipe..

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  16. Interesting recipe,looks super yum,perfect way to use leftovers.

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  17. Oh wow, what a stunning picture! The recipe is equally mouth-watering. Shall try this recipe: saving this for the weekend!!
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  18. Love this and nice way of using leftovers...

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  19. Excellent presentation.
    I love making pulao out of any left over curries. it turns out so tasty.
    Love the black chana with plain rice too.

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  20. Gr8 idea to use leftover chick peas..looks delish n comforting..

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  21. Wholesome and comfort rice.Healthy with yummy flavors.

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  22. looks really yumm yumm..nice cliks......Thanx 4 d super dish dear.......very creative.....
    Maha

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  23. lovely rice and nice idea of using leftover chana..nice clicks dear :)

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  24. This is perfect for get togethers and especially pot luck. Even iam getting way tempted no wonder the kids. The gravy n the pilaf combo is great deepa.

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  25. great way to use the chana.. The color also looks appetizing and its such a protein packed food..yum :)

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  26. yum! chickpeas with these seasonings! sounds amazing!

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  27. Delicious and very healthy..pefectly done and super tempting..I make this with kabuli chana..will post my version soon.

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  28. awesome recipe Deepa...its so tempting!!

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  29. i wonder if my comment was posted. looks like in hurry i forgot to hit publish button,
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  30. Nice idea Deepa...It looks so delicious..

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  31. Looks totally delicious...I'm sure this will be a hit with my daughter

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  32. Lovely chana pulao...I usually do that with chole, have chole with rotis and next day make a pulao...

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  33. Hmmmmmmmm! This is so heavenly.Bookmarked Bookmarked.

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  34. I can sense its taste to be divine. Awesome dish with leftover .

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  35. healthy rice! perfect for lunchbox!

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  36. Delicious way of using leftovers.. Yumm

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  37. Looks awesomely delicious! Nice way of using the left overs.

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  38. delish pulav from the leftovers..lovely colors.

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  39. I used your recipe as a inspiration and made rice with left over blackeyed beans curry...everyone loved it...thanks for the idea

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  40. This is a great idea to use left over chana. Mouthwatering.

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  41. I was planning to make this after I saw chole pulao in Pavithra's blog :-) this is awesome !

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  42. It looks beautiful and delicious:)

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