Garbanzo Pulao (Pilaf)

Garbanzo Pulao (pilaf) Recipe

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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

How to Make Garbanzo Pulao (Pilaf)


  • 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

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About Garbanzo Pulao (Pilaf)

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