Aug 27, 2010

Sprouted Chick Pea Paneer Pulao

This has been lying since long in my draft, actually wanted to send this to Priya's Lets Sprout Event, anyways i ll save it for her future events. The combination of spinach, sprouts and paneer gives the pulao a wonderful aroma filled with bunch of nutrients. The spinach i have used is a local filipino one, it looks entirely different from the indian one. Here's the yummy one pot meal, which can be prepared in less than 25 minutes if you have all the ingredients handy !!


Basmati Rice or Ordinary Rice - 2 cups - cooked
Spinach - 1 small bunch
Chick Peas - 1/2 cup - Sprouted and cooked
Paneer / Cottage Cheese - 100 gms - cubed
Onion - 1 Large
Tomato - 1 Large
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tablespoon
Green Chilli - 3
Fennel Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon Stick - 1 
Clove - 4
Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon


Heat Oil in a thick bottomed pan, add fennel seeds,cinnamon stick and clove, saute them for a minute. Add Chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder and saute until the tomato is well cooked, now add chopped spinach and boiled chick peas and cook on low flame for 10 minutes. Now add the salt , and cubed panner along with the cooked rice,mix the rice evenly with the veggies and cook further for few more minutes. Serve hot with raita of your choice.

I am sending this recipe to Letz Relishh event hosted by Jay, Kids Delight hosted by Pari and Kids Menu Event hosted by Neha.


  1. delicious and healthy pulao looks lovely..

  2. What a wonderful n innovative combination of chickpeas n rice ... looks so yummy !!! Also loved the oats upma from ur previous post !!

  3. Such a droolworthy and very interesting pulao, looks yumm!

  4. wow the pulao looks delicious and u have a nice collection .......

  5. Hey, I like your new template. It's brighter and clearer.

    Happy weekend! :D

  6. pulav looks n sounds delicious...! Must be very tasty too...! loved your gorgeous clicks...!

    Thanx dear for sending to my event...:)
    Keep sending more...!!!

    Best wishes,

  7. nice one Lav, thanks for participating in my event

  8. love the ingredients used .. yummy pulao

  9. very interesting healthy combo of chickpea n paneer ,love to have this healthy n yummy pulao anytime ..yummy


  10. Very nice, delicious and healthy pulao. Lovely combo.

  11. A very healthy and yummy dish dear!!!

  12. How delicious looking this is! Some of my favorites are in here and I love how quick it is to make.

  13. Dear Lavanya
    How are you? I was in your neighborhood ( in Hong Kong and Taipei) for a week .. I like this recipe , very nice indeed..
    I feel good reading your comments at my blog
    have a nice week ahead

  14. Great click, looks so yummy and healthy...

  15. Healthy and looks so delicious...


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