Sunday, 26 June 2016

Chana Pulao | Kondaikadalai Satham | Chana Pulao using coconut milk

    Chana Pulao is a fragrant pulao made with cooked chick peas along with coconut milk. It can be made with freshly ground masalas . I often do this pulao whenever I have guests at home. This is quite different and healthy meal for perfect sunday. 

      Black chana\chick peas, it is low in fat, high in fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals. It benefits were awesome, it reduces weight, lowers cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar level,prevents cancer, prevents diabetic, and prevents anemia. 

     So many health benefits are there. Adding 2 to 3 spoons of chick peas daily will gives you daily proteins needed. You can replace white chick peas instead of black one. Hope you have a new variety of  pulao to surprise you guests. Try and leaves your valuable comments 

How to make Chana Pulao



1. Soak chick peas overnight and cook for 4 whistles in a pressure cooker. Take ready of coconut milk from coconut. soak basmasti rice in enough for 1/2 hour. 

2.  Take a pan, add 1 tsp of oil, then add cumin seeds, Red chilies , garlic, and half onion fry one by one. Let them to cool then add this masala to mixer grinder.

3. Grind into a smooth paste. keep it aside. Keep a pressure cooker in medium flame, Add bay leaf, cloves to it. fry for a while. Then add the sliced onion, fry until translucent. 

4. Then add the grounded masala to it. Fry it for a while until it blends to the onion.

5. Then ground the tomatoes in a blender and make a tomato paste. Add the paste to it. Saute the tomato paste until raw smell goes. Add turmeric powder and garam masala to it. saute it well.

6. Remove the water from the cooked chick peas and add the chick peas to it, Mix well. Then add the 2 cups of coconut milk and enough salt into it. 

7. Remove water from the soaked rice. Add the rice to it and mix well.

7. Close the lid and keep in medium flame. Cook for one whistle. Chana pulao is ready.

Serve hot with raita of you choice!

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