Chana Pulao

Spiced Chickpea Rice Casserole

Chana pulao is a popular Indian one-pot chickpea rice dish that is made with fragrant basmati rice, protein-rich chickpeas, onions, fresh tomatoes, veggies, and bold warming Indian spices.  You could also call it Chickpea pulao, chickpea pilaf, or simply chickpea rice.

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Key Ingredients

– Rice – Chickpeas – Veggies – Indian spices

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In a 9x12 casserole dish, add the oil and spread. On one half of the dish, Add the onion, garlic, and toss to coat with the oil. Then add all of the spices, salt and bay leaves. To the other half of the dish, add the vegetables.

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Prep your dish



Add in spinach, chickpeas, veggies, rest of the salt, drained rice, and water and mix well. Then even it out. Cover with a foil and put it in to bake.

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Combine Items



Check to see if the rice is done. Stir it. Depending on your oven, the rice and the baking dish, it will get done in the 35-45 minute range.

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Stir it




Fluff the rice and then garnish with some cilantro and lime juice.

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