Lunch hour and all I can think about is a one pot meal recipe. Something Rice-y, nutritious and quick to prepare- Chana dal pulao. Rice combined with chana dal and spices is a most delicious combination of delicate flavors and textures. Though the recipe time states 3 HOURS but if you have little time on hand you can speed up the process by pressure cooking the dal. Sounds promising right…??
To pressure cook chana dal – Wash and clean dal, pressure cook it by adding salt and turmeric powder for 2 whistles. Once cooked drain and save its water – use it to cook pulao. Why let all the protein go waste by draining its water. After sauteing onions, stir in the spices, add water, rice and then mix in the dal. Cook as stated below. This is the kind of food my family loves – quick, simple and packed with protein richness and unique flavors. The aroma of dried mint leaves added at the end will add more flavor to this recipe.
According to one’s preference you can always ease up on Garam Masala powder and mint leaves in the recipe. Try out this Chana dal pulao recipe and make your taste buds feel goood !!