Dal Pulao
´┐╝Chane ki dal ka pulao is a one pot meal recipe for a wholesome nutritious meal. This is an easy recipe and is a nice twist to the normal Dal Chawal ( Dal & Rice ).
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 240minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 240minutes
  • 1 onionmedium thinly sliced
  • Mint leave
  1. Wash and soak the dal for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Soak Rice 1-2 hours before cooking.
  3. Cut onions into thin slices and finely chop the garlic.
  4. In a pressure cooker heat ghee. Then add Cumin seeds, Bay leaf, Black Cardamom, Green Cardamom, Cloves, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Mace and Star Anise one after the other leaving a gap of 10 to 15 seconds.
  5. Add garlic and stir. When the garlic is golden add sliced onions and stir till the onions are golden brown.
  6. Add curd and stir for 2-3 minutes, till the ghee starts separating from the onion garlic masala.
  7. Wash the dal with clean water once again, drain the water and put the dal in the pressure cooker and stir for 10 minutes. By this time the Dal would be well fried and ghee again would start separating from the mixture.
  8. Now put 1/2 cup water into the cooker, just enough to soak the dal. Pressure cook it. After the first whistle switch off the gas.
  9. Open the cooker once it cools down and check if the dal is cooked. Dal is cooked when it is soft. Drain the water from rice and add rice to the dal and stir for another 5 minutes and fry.
  10. Add water and salt. Cover the cooker with a plate and let the rice cook.
  11. When there is very little water left, just enough to cover the dal and rice mixture, close the lid of pressure cooker, (remember to put the cooker weight as well). After the first whistle switch off the gas. Open the pressure cooker once it has cooled down. Turn the rice gently.
  12. Fry onions in ghee. Garnish Rice with fried onion and mint leaves.
  13. Serve with plain curd or raita and pickle.
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Chana Dal Pulao with Pickle and Curd

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