Sunday, 9 June 2013

Chaat Pulao

Do you love Bhel Puri? Then this is a recipe for you. I had plans of making Bhel Puri and then ofcource, that cannot be dinner. So I thought I will make some Vegetable Rice as well. Then it occured to me, Why not combine both these and make a dinner out it? I usually am a person who finds recipes and follows it. I do not get such brain waves often. I am just glad I got this idea. It was loved by one and all in our house.

It kind of gives the feel of eating bhel puri without it being predominantly all the oily fried stuff. The rice and vegetables up the health quotient of the Chaat without affecting the taste. Try it to believe it.


Rice 1.5 cups
Mixed Veg 3 cups

Peanuts 1/4 cup
Channa Dal 2 tbsp
Urad 1 tbsp
Cumin 1 tbsp
Turmeric 1 tsp
Hing 1/4 tsp

Mint handful
Green chilli 2-3
Water 1/4 cup

Tamarind chutney 2 tbsp

To serve


Method of Preparation

1. Pressure cook the rice adding enough water. Make sure the rice is not sticky. Transfer to a big bowl and let it cool. Do not use a spatula as it will become mushy.

2. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add Peanuts, Channa Dal, Urad dal.

3. When they start to colour, add Cumin, Turmeric and Hing.

4. Add mixed vegetables. Saute till they are cooked. Mine was frozen. I thawed it in microwave for a 10 minutes before adding. Add some salt as well. 

5. In a mixie, add the mint leaves, green chilli and a little water. Make a paste. Add to the pot.

6. Add tamarind dates chutney used for chaats. If you do not have any handy, mix a little tamarind paste, sugar/jaggery and water. Add to the pot.

7. Mix it all well till the water is mostly absorbed. 

8. Switch off. Finally mix in the cooked and cooled rice.

9. For serving, add this rice to a plate. Top it it with loads of mamra and sev. Add some chopped raw onions. You can also add some coriander leaves and/or chutneys (mint/tamarind) if desired.



  1. How can you come up with such innovative recipes Rosh? Looks superb and very inviting those colors

  2. Wowww... sounds absolutely fantastic.. great shots too.. thanks for sharing !!

  3. Very unique, sounds fantabulous Rosh.

  4. Thats a new recipe... will try soon

  5. Well I always eat biryani with mixture. Sounds similar :). Lovely snaps.

  6. Wow, that sounds so unique and delicious.

  7. Wonderfully innovative recipe Roshni. I'm craving for some right now.