Palak Chana Pulao

Palak Chana Pulao

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A medley of spices, veggies, spinach and kala chana make this Palak Chana Pulao a real tongue-tickler. Brown rice enhances the fibre content of this pulao while spinach makes it look appetizing and colourful while providing a bounty of iron. Kala chana is an ideal ingredient that boosts the nutritive value of this dish with its protein, calcium and vitamin A content. Ensure that you soak the chana well in advance so that it cooks faster and is easy to digest. Serve with Instant Lemon Pickle and Low Fat Curds .

Palak Chana Pulao recipe - How to make Palak Chana Pulao

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  1. Heat a broad non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the onions and dry roast on a medium for 2 minutes or till they turn light brown in colour. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of water if the onions start burning.
  2. Add the ginger-garlic paste, capsicum and tomatoes and dry roast on a medium flame for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Lower the flame, add the spinach, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, salt and 2 tbsp of water and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 more minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the kala chana and brown rice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. .
  5. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy392 cal
Protein9.9 g
Carbohydrates80.7 g
Fiber5 g
Fat3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium30.1 mg


Palak Chana Pulao
 on 18 Jun 16 12:19 PM

I didn''t have chana, so I substituted it with mixed sprouts which is more healthy. Perfect combination of masalas to yield a healthier zero oil rice delicacy.