Monday, 4 October 2010

Channa pulav or Channa briyani.

This is my method of making channa pulav.
Photo given is one with flash and another with out flash.

  1. Channa one cup.
  2.  Basmati rice 2 cups.
  3. Onion one chopped.
  4. Green chilles 4 slited
  5. Tomato 2 finely chopped.
  6. Ginger garlic paste 1 1/2 tsp.
  7. Chilli powder.
  8. Coriander leaves and mint leaves together one cup chopped.
  9. Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp.
  10. Cloves 2
  11. Cinnamon 1 inch.
  12. Cardamom 2.
  13. Anise flower one.
  14. Bay leaf one.
  15. Salt to taste.
  16. Oil for tempering.
  •       Soak channa for 6 hours or overnight.
  •       Soak Basmati rice for 15 min.
  •       Cook channa with water and salt in pressure cooker for 3 whistle.
  •       In a big pan  add oil  or ghee when oil is hot add fennel seeds and all garam masala fry for 30 seconds.
  •        Add chopped onion  and green chillies fry  till onion becomes golder brown.
  •        Add ginger garlic paste fry till raw smell goes.
  •        Add coriander and mint leaves fry for 2 min.
  •        Add chopped tomatoes and little salt cook till tomatoes are smashed well.
  •        Add chilli powder 1/2 tsp(as per ur taste) fry for 1 min.
  •       Add cooked channa with out water fry for 2 min.
  •       Add rice fry for 2 min and eradd 3 cups of water (water can be normal water or in which channa is boiled.).
  •      Cook till rice is done .
Serve with raita .


  1. Alltime favourite of my sons. Nice and catchy

  2. lovely and delicious and yummy.Thanks for visiting my blog and giving a nice too have a lovely blog.