Garbanzo Pulao (pilaf) Recipe

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Garbanzo Pulao (Pilaf)

Nahid Khan


I make this quick rice dish and serve it with a Yogurt dip when i do not have time to cook

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2 c
basmati rice
1 can(s)
garbanzos juice drained and rinsed under cold running water
onion sliced
1 tsp
cumin seeds
serrano chiles , feel free to reduce or increase according to taste
2 Tbsp
canola oil
bay leaf
1 stick
1 tsp
ginger paste/ crushed
1 tsp
garlic paste/ crushed
1 1/2 tsp
salt or to taste
3 1/2 c


1Wash and drain rice
2Heat oil in a pot
3Once oil is heated (not smoking)add the Cumin seeds,cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves.Saute till it sizzles a lil bit.
4Add sliced onion and fry till light brown
5Now add the ginger and garlic pastes with the serrano peppers
6Once ontion is brown add the Garbanzo beans, fry for about 30 seconds
7Add the drained rice and salt to the mix. Saute for about 1 minute
8Add 31/2 cups of water and bring to boil
9Once it comes to a boil reduce to low flame and cover till the rice is done. It will look nice and soft .
10Serve by itself or with any chicken dish. I usually like to serve with a yougrt/ Cusomber Dip that we call Raita

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #food, #Meal, #Indian, #pilaf