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Chana Dal Pulao

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Simple and delicious pulao with Chana dal.
Chana Dal Pulao

Chana Dal – 100 gms, soaked for few hours, drained
Basmati Rice – 500 gms, soaked for 2 hours, drained
Green Chillies – 5, slit lengthwise
Tomatoes – 200 gms, chopped
Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Ghee – 2 1/2 tblsp
Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 tsp
Bay Leaf – 2
Cloves – 6
Cinnamon – 2 inch piece
Curry Leaves – few
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped

1. Heat ghee in a pan over medium flame.
2. Add asafoetida powder, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and green chillies.
3. Stir well and fry for 30 to 45 seconds.
4. Add the chana dal, tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and stir.
5. Saute for 10 to 15 minutes.
6. Add the rice and salt.
7. Mix well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Pour 1 litre of water and bring to a boil.
9. Reduce the flame and cover the pan with a lid.
10. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes and switch off the flame.
11. Remove the lid after 10 to 15 minutes.
12. Gently fluff up the rice.
13. Garnish with coriander leaves.
14. Serve hot.

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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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