garbanzo pulao (pilaf)

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a recipe by
Nahid Khan
Eastvale, CA

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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serves 4

Ingredients For garbanzo pulao (pilaf)

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

How To Make garbanzo pulao (pilaf)

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