Chana Dal Pulao | how to make chana dal rice | Spicy Kitchen

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Ready In: 15m

Chana Dal Pulao | how to make chana dal rice

Protien rich rice recipe with chana dal

Chana dal pulao is a very healthy protein-rich main course. This is very easy to make rice recipe with few ingredients. We make many varieties of dishes with chana dal like vada,gravy, dhokla etc… But rice with chana dal was new to me. Once I prepared this recipe everyone liked it especially my kids. I have already posted different varieties of 10+ Rice recipes which are very nutritious and healthy. Hope you all will like this rice recipe.

How to make chana dal pulao

chana dal pulao


2 cup of pulao rice/biryani rice/sona masoori
1 cup of chana dal (soaked for 6 hours)
1 no large onion
2 spn. of cumin seeds
1 small piece of ginger
3 no of garlic cloves
3 no of green chillies
2 spn. of oil/butter


Step 01

Wash and soak rice in water for 15 minutes. Cook rice and drain it (Do not overcook the rice. It should be 3/4 cook). Keep aside.

Step 02

Meanwhile, Pressure cook soaked chana dal with salt till 1 whistle in high flame.( Do not overcook chana dal. We cannot prepare the rice when it is mushy)

Step 03

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, finely sliced onion, green chillies, garlic and ginger. Fry till onion becomes golden brown color.

Step 04

Add cooked chana dal and mix well.

Step 05

Add cooked rice and mix well. Add lemon juice and salt. Mix well and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Step 06

Serve hot with sambar or mint chutney.
how to make chana dal pulao

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