Chickpeas Pilaf / Chana Dal Pulao - Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
A one-pot vegetarian dish made with split yellow chickpeas, rice along with simple spices and ghee. Enjoy with yogurt or raita.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Start the instant pot in SAUTE mode and heat it. Add ghee, curry leaves, mustard seeds, green chili, onion and garlic. Sauté them for 2 minutes until onions become transparent.
Add bay leaf, black peppercorns, spices and saute for another minute.
Drain the water from the soaked chana dal. Add it to the pot and saute for 2 minutes.
Add rice and water. Press Cancel and close the instant pot lid with vent in sealing position.
Set the instant pot to RICE mode for 12 mins (low pressure).
When the instant pot beeps, quick release the pressure manually. Fluff the rice.
Chana Dal Pulao is ready to be served.
- Vegan Variation: Use your favorite plant based oil to make this pulao.
Serving: 212g | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 58.86g | Protein: 9.02g | Fat: 5.33g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Trans Fat: 0.007g | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 3.91g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 33.8mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3.8mg