Chana Dal Pulav

Rice Chane-ki-Dal Pulao

This tasty pulav is made of rice and chane ki dal and is very healthy having all the nutritional benefits of chana dal.

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Recipe type: Reduced fat, cholesterol free
Preparation time: 30 minute

Ingredients: for 3

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice(preferably Indian Dehraduni type)
  • 3/4 cup split gram lentils (Chana dal)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 Tbsp green peas
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped green chilies
  • 1/2" ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves chopped or 1 tsp dried powdered mint leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Canola oil or any vegetable oil
  • 2.5 cups water


  • 3/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


  1. Select good quality basmati rice, preferable Dehraduni. After washing with water soak the rice in water for half an hour.
  2. After washing the Chana dal, soak in water for 4-5 hours.
  3. Peel the onion and the tomato. Cut onion into thin semi-circular pieces. Cut the tomato into 8-10 pieces.
  4. Drain all the water from the rice and dal. Discard the water.
  5. Take a non-sticking skillet and place it on medium heat. Pour oil and when it is hot, add all the spices. Stir for 2 minutes. Add water and let it boil. Add Dal and let it boil for 5 minutes. Put the rice in the boiling water and let it cook for 10-15 minutes. The rice and Dal will be semicooked in this time.
  6. Add tomato, onion, and peas, and slowly stir. Cover the skillet and let it cook for 5 minutes. By this time all the water will evaporate. Sprinkle mint powder.coriander leaves.

Serve hot. Good with papad, yogurt, vegetable curry, etc.

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