Degi Chana Pulao

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-Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tbs

-Sabut dhania (Coriander seeds) 1 tbs

-Saunf (Fennel seeds) ½ tbs

-Sabut lal mirch (Button red chillies) 7-8

-Jaifil (Nutmeg) ½ piece

-Javitri (Mace) 3 blades

-Cooking oil ½ Cup or as required

-Pyaz (Onion) sliced 2 large

-Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 2

-Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) ½ tsp

-Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2

-Tez patta (Bay leaf) 1

-Laung (Cloves) 6-7

-Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tbs

-Badiyan ka phool (Star anise) 1

-Hari mirch (Green chilli) paste 1 & ½ tbs

-Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 & ½ tbs

-Tamatar (Tomato) sliced 1 large

-Dahi (Yogurt) 1 Cup

-Lal mirch (Red chilli) crushed 1 tsp

-Namak (Salt) 1 tbs or to taste

-Chicken powder 1 tbs

-Water ½ Cup or as required

-Chanay (Chickpeas) 300g (boiled with salt)

-Water 5 Cups or as required

-Aloo bukhara (Dried plums) 7-8

-Hari mirch (Green chillies) 3-4

-Chawal (Rice) Sella 750g (soaked for 1 hour)



-In a frying pan,add cumin seeds,coriander seeds,fennel seeds,button red chillies,nutmeg,mace & dry roast until fragrant.

-Let it cool.

-In mortal & pestle,add roasted spices,crush coarsely & set aside.

-In a pot,add cooking oil,onion & fry until golden & reserve half for later use.

-In remaining fried onion,add black cardamoms,black peppercorns,cinnamon sticks,bay leaf,cloves, cumin seeds,star anise & mix well.

-Add green chilli paste,ginger garlic paste & mix well.

-Add tomato,yogurt,red chilli crushed,salt,chicken powder,crushed spices (2 tbs) & mix well.

-Add water & mix well,cover & cook on medium flame for 5-6 minutes then cook on high flame until oil separates.

-Add boiled chickpeas & mix well.

-Add water & mix well.

-Add dried plums,green chillies,mix well & bring it to boil.

-Add soaked rice,mix well & cook on medium flame until water is reduced to 1 Cup (3-4 minutes).

-Sprinkle remaining spices (1 tbs),cover with kitchen cloth,lid & steam cook on low flame for 16-18 minutes.

-Serve degi chana pulao with yogurt raita,salad & fried onion.

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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