Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Chutney Chana Pilaf or Pulao - Healthy and delicious!

Busy weekdays call for some quick cooking - to put food on the table just in time to satisfy impatient and hungry tummies. This is my go to recipe just for those days and it has a lot of surprises to please everyone's taste buds. It is super easy, healthy and delicious, that is 3 birds in one stone... haha. Here is my version of this fantastic one pot meal.

Brown Rice - 2 cups (you can use white rice and adjust cooking time accordingly), Water - 4 cups (adjust as per recommended on rice packet), Onion chopped - 1 large, Tempering - Oil - 3-4 tsp, Mustard seeds - 1 tsp, Asofoetida - 1/2 tsp, ginger/garlic crushed - 1 tsp, turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp, red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp, chana masala - 1 tsp, biryani masala - 1/2 tsp, cumin powder - 1/2 tsp, coriander powder - 1 tsp, Aamchur - 1/4 tsp or few drops of lemon juice, For chutney: grind together 1 cup cilantro, 1/2 cup mint, 1 tsp roasted chana dal, 1 tsp cumin seeds, pinch of sugar and salt to taste. 

Heat a pan/ pressure pan and add oil. When hot splutter mustard seeds, add asofoetida, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chana masala, biryani masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, aamchur powder and half of the green chutney. Saute for a minute and add onions. Cook for a minute and add the brown rice. Add water and cook for 25-30 minutes or as per directions on brown/white rice packet. When ready, garnish with some fresh boondi and cilantro and serve with the remaining chutney and raita. 

Enjoy this yummilicious Chutney Chana Pilaf or Pulao/Pulav - plant based, protein rich and full of flavor for clean eating! Vegan friendly too!!

Till my next post, take care everyone.

I am sending this post off to MLLA#112 Event: Herbsspicesandtradition blog: MLLA#112


Shobha said...

Chutney pulao must be so yummy .. looks so appetizing.

R said...

@Shobha: Thanks so much for your appreciation!!

Ria J said...

Very attractive dish and full of flavor and taste. Good job.

R said...

@Ria J: Thanks for you appreciation and support!

Herbs Spices and Tradition said...

Lovely and healthy recipe with awesome color. Thanks very much for joining the MLLA for the month of October 2017. Round-up will be on 2nd of November.

R said...

@Herbs Spices and Tradition: Thanks so much! Looking forward to the roundup :)

Ruxana Gafoor said...

Lovely and flavorful dish!

R said...

@Ruxana Gafoor: Thank you so much!