Dal pulao/How to make Dal pulao

Dal pulao is usually served at temples in many places with different names. In UP during Magh mela all the yogi n saints are served this delicious dal pulao which is full of nutrition n taste, definitely a healthy recipe.

As the name suggests this pulao is especially made with chana dal or split chickpea ,but is not a khichadi.

A One pot recipe full of health. Making this is quite simple with basic ingredients required.

So let’s get the recipe,


Dal pulao

Ingredients :

  • 1 1/2 cup basmati rice(here it has measured to 400 grams rice)
  • 1/4 cup chana dal/split chickpea (100 grams dal)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon haldi powder
  • 2 tablespoon Red chilli powder
  • 3 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon salt or as per taste
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 3 green chilli
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 Kali mirch or black pepper
  • 2 green elaichi or cardamom
  • 1 masala elaichi
  • 1 teej patta or bay leaves
  • 1 cup ghee

Method :

  • First soak Chana Dal for 1 hour
  • Same way soak basmati rice for half hour
  • Take a large pot,heat ghee
  • Add jeera, cloves, black pepper, masala elaichi, green elaichi and bay leaves saute till light brown
  • Add in chopped onions ,green chilli along with ginger-garlic paste, cook for few seconds
  • Add in all the masala and saute
  • Now add in chana dal and cook till you notice ghee oozing out from the sides
  • Now add in basmati rice, mix it gently
  • Pour 3 cups water
  • Cover and cook till rice is done
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with some curd or acchar
  • A simple one pot meal Dal pulao is ready
  • Until then keep exploring…..
  • Serves 6

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