Chole Pulao

Chole pulao one pot spiced fragrant pulao recipe made with cooked chickpeas. If you are looking for some variety in your daily meals, then here’s a great, hearty and healthy meal. This is also a delicious combination of rice, chickpeas. It is rich in protein and fiber, which makes a meal wholesome.

So lets begin with simple and quick chole pulao with simple steps.

Chole Pulao

Soaking time      : 8 hours or overnight
Prep time             : 15 minutes (excluding soaking time)
Cooking time      : 30 minutes
Total time            : 45 minutes

Servings     : 2-3

Category    : Rice dish
Cuisine       : Indian


1/2 Cup white chana
1 Cup basmati rice
1 Small sliced onion
1 Medium size chopped tomato
2-3 Green chilies
1 Tablespoon chopped ginger – garlic
0.5 Teaspoon red chili powder
1 Teaspoon garam masala powder
1 Teaspoon amchur powder
1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
1 Tablespoon oil
Salt to taste

For the seasoning:

2 Cloves
1 Inch piece cinnamon
1 Cardamom
1 Bay leaf


  • Wash and soak the chana overnight and Pressure cook till soft adding very less water and salt.
  • Pressure cook rice with 1.5 cups of water, wait for the first whistle and switch off the flame.
  • Finely chop ginger, garlic and tomato.
  • Slit green chilies and slice onion.


  • In a pan heat oil, add cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf. Fry for few seconds and add in the sliced onion, chopped ginger, garlic and salt. Sauté until transparent.
  • Add in the green chilies and tomatoes along with the dry spices red chili powder, garam masala powder and amchur powder. Sauté and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the cooked chickpeas. Sauté and cook for few minutes.
  • Now, add in the cooked rice and toss them lightly.
  • Add cilantro and toss everything well. You may add 2-3 tablespoons of water if you feel the need.
  • Cover it and let it simmer for about 2 minutes.

Serve hot and enjoy!


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