Chana rice (Chickpea Rice)

You will need :-
1 cup basmati rice
1 cup chickpeas boiled 
2-3 tbsp oil
4-5 slit green chillies
1 big onion finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste


1/2 tsp whole black pepper
1/4 tsp cloves
2-3 small cinnamon bark
2-3 star anise
4-5 green whole cardamom
2-3 black cardamom
3-4 bay leaves

Wash rice with cold water and leave it a side to soak for half an hour. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or kadai, add sliced onion and fry till light brown, now add all the whole spices and green chillies. after 2-3 minutes add chopped tomatoes and boiled chick peas, cook for more 3-4 minutes. Add soaked rice without water and mix well. Now add 1 cup hot water and salt, lower the heat. Cover with lid and cook rice till tender. If needed add 2-3 tbsp water more and cook the rice again. Now add cumin seeds and cover the rice again with lid. Let cook rice again 3-4 minutes on a very very slow heat. Turn the heat off and leave rice for 5 minutes. Serve with yogurt, pickle and papad.

Tip :- Here in UK soaked rice doesn' need lots of water.


  1. I love chick peas to be added in any form.The chick peas rice looks very awesome and delicious.

  2. Healthy and FRagrant preparation of Pulao! love the combo:)

  3. I love chana rice. Looks so tempting :-)

  4. Awesome. Have read abt it a lot must try it out.


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