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How to make Kala Chana Achari Pulao

By Swati Pareek
Last updated on: January 16, 2015 18:29 IST
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Here's the recipe for Kala Chana Achari Pulao

Kala Chana Achari Pulao


  • 1 1/2 cup black chickpeas
  • 2 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup pickle
  • 2 tomato
  • 2 tbsp oil or ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2-3 black cardamoms
  • 20 to 25 black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 to 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tbsp fresh coriander


  • Wash the black chickpeas and soak them overnight in enough water.
  • Boil the black chickpeas and keep them aside.
  • Wash rice and soak in water.
  • Cut tomatoes into wedges.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a wok and temper with cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaves, black cardamom, black pepper and saute for a minute.
  • Add boiled black chickpeas and saute for one minute.
  • Add rice in it and mix it well. Add pickle and saute for a minute.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 cup water. You can use the soaked water of black chickpeas, salt and mix it well.
  • Add tomato wedges and 2 and 1/2 cup of water and cook covered for 8 to 10 minutes till the rice is done. Switch off the heat.
  • Add lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve hot with pickle or raita.

Photo: Swati Pareek


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