Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao

Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao

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achari chana pulao also known as pickled kabuli chana pulao is for those who love the complex interplay of spices in pickles, rice and kabuli chana. Learn how to make achari chana pulao easily. Achari in the name stands for pickle flavoured, this chickpea pulao is flavoured with pickle which makes the dish even interesting.

To make achari chana pulao rice, fortified with kabuli chana, is perked up with an interesting assortment of spices ranging from nigella and fenugreek to fennel seeds and black cardamoms, along with some readymade spice powders too.

But, the real twist in this pickled kabuli chana pulao recipe is the addition of a couple of spoons of aam ka achar, which gives a really sprightly flavour and aroma to the pulao.

Ingredients used to make achari chana pulao are basic and I am sure can be found in every Indian household. I usually prepare this one-pot quick meal on tiring and long days along with any raita and papad. Each and every member in my family simply loves achari chana pulao, not even my kids create a fuss while eating it. It is also a great tiffin treat or lunch box option.

achari chana pulao can be served simply with a cup of curd, or perhaps a bowl of dal like Dahiwali Toovar Dal , Dal Kadhi, Masoor Dal or Tamatar ki Kadhi.

Learn to make achari chana pulao | achari pulao | chickpea pulao | pickled kabuli chana pulao | with detailed step by step photos.

Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao recipe - How to make Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. To make achari chana pulao, blend the mango pickle in a mixer to a coarse paste. Keep aside.
  2. Clean, wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, big cardamom, cumin seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the ginger-garlic paste, kabuli chana, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, salt and the prepared pickle paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Add the rice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  7. Add the 2½ cups hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  8. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  9. Serve achari chana pulao hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy475 cal
Protein6.1 g
Carbohydrates66.9 g
Fiber5.9 g
Fat20.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium7784.3 mg
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How to make achari chana pulao

  1. To prepare achari chana pulao | achari pulao | chickpea pulao | pickled kabuli chana pulao |  blend the mango pickle in a mixer to a coarse paste. Keep aside. You can use any pickle that you like. 
  2. To begin making the achari chana pulao, pick, clean and wash around 1 1/4 cup of rice thoroughly. You can use any variety of rice. 
  3. Soak in enough water for 10 minutes. Cover with a lid and keep aside.
  4. Drain the rice with the help of a strainer.
  5. To prepare pickled Kabuli chana pulao, heat the ghee in a pressure cooker. 
  6. When the ghee is hot, add the fennel seeds. 
  7. Add mustard seeds.
  8. Add fenugreek seeds.
  9. Add nigella seeds.
  10. Add big cardamom.
  11. Add cumin seeds.
  12. Add asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds or until you get a nice aroma.
  13. When the seeds crackle, add onions.
  14. Mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  15. Add the ginger-garlic paste.
  16. Add the soaked and boiled kabuli chana.
  17. Add turmeric powder.
  18. Add chilli powder.
  19. Add garam masala.
  20. Add salt and the prepared pickle paste. It gives a slightly spicy and tangy flavor, justifying the word “achari” in our achari chana pulav.
  21. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  22. Add the rice.
  23. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  24. Add the 2½ cups hot water. It is important to use hot water since, we have drained the rice only for a few minutes & it will quicken the process of cooking. Also, different brands of basmati rice require a different amount of water. You can get the information about how much water is required on the backside of a rice packet to cook them perfectly. 
  25. Mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  26. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  27. Stir gently and check whether the rice grain is soft or not. If it is not soft, add some water and cook for some more time.
  28. Garnish with coriander. It gives a refreshing flavours. Our achari chana pulao | achari pulao | chickpea pulao | pickled kabuli chana pulao |  is now ready.
  29. Serve achari chana pulao | achari pulao | chickpea pulao | pickled kabuli chana pulao |  hot. You can serve it along with curd or raitas. 

Reviews

Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao
 on 09 Nov 18 06:57 AM
5

I have tried this. Tastes yummmy esp the pickle taste...
Tarla Dalal
09 Nov 18 09:45 AM
   Hi Trupti, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao
 on 09 Aug 16 04:23 PM
5

My mouth started watering, while reading the recipe itself..will surely try it out this weekend...... Even the achari paneer..yum!!!!
Tarla Dalal
09 Aug 16 04:27 PM
   Sangeeta, we would love to know how the recipe came out. Happy cooking.
Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao
 on 14 Jun 16 11:20 AM
5

Tarla Dalal
14 Jun 16 12:05 PM
   Hi Sushma , we are delighted you loved the Achari Chana Pulao recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao
 on 09 Apr 16 12:17 AM
5

Tarla Dalal
09 Apr 16 10:51 AM
   Hi Siva , we are delighted you loved the Achari Chana Pulao recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Achaari Chana Pulao
 on 11 Mar 16 09:57 AM
5

Will try it, I love the rice but don''t know how to make, happy I got recipes now I can make myself
Tarla Dalal
11 Mar 16 10:16 AM
   Thanks ONYI. Please let us know how the recipe came out. Happy Cooking.
Achaari Chana Pulao
 on 01 Feb 16 12:42 PM
5

WoWw!! Nice recipe
Achaari Chana Pulao
 on 05 Sep 15 02:14 PM
5

This Achaari Chana Pulao recipe is very good and the spicy pickle flavour gives nice change to this recipe. must try....
Achari Chana Pulao
 on 07 Aug 15 05:22 PM
5

The best part of this recipe is that it is very quick. All we have to do is just put them all in the pressure cooker and whistle it. The common spices used in this recipe lends an amazing flavour to it. I carry it many times in my tiffin, when i am in a hurry to prepare something quick in the morning.
Achari Chana Pulao
 on 27 Jul 14 08:34 PM
4

Very tasty!!! Loved it....
Achari Chana Pulao
 on 18 Apr 12 06:42 PM
4