High-Protein Diet: How To Make Chana Dal Pulao For A Quick Weekday Lunch

We all know the struggle of maintaining a work-life balance, especially during the weekdays. Doing household chores, alongside office work, get overwhelming at times. In such a scenario, planning and cooking meals add to the struggle by leaps and bounds. Right? What do you do then? While ordering food is the most convenient option one can think of, it gets expensive and often unhealthy for many. This is why, we suggest going for home-cooked quick meals that are fuss-free, nutritious and fulfilling to the core. One such popular option is pulao. This one-pot goodness defines comfort for many.

Made with vegetables, rice and spices, pulao is easy-to-make, wholesome and helps you put together a meal in just no time. The best part is that pulao gives you enough room for experimentation. While some make pulao with simple vegetables and rice, some like adding egg, chicken or prawn to it. Some people also replace rice with quinoa, dalia etc to make it healthier. Options and variations are many leaving us spoilt for choices. Here we bring you a pulao recipe that includes chana dal in it. Loaded with a good amount of protein, fibre, folic acid and several essential nutrients, chana dal makes for a super healthy to add to your bowl of pulao. Let’s take a look at the recipe.

(Also Read: 9 Best Veg Pulao Recipes To Try At Home)

Relish the goodness of Chana Dal in an avatar like never before.

How To Make Protein-Packed Chana Dal Pulao:

  1. Pour oil into a pressure cooker and add cumin, cinnamon and black pepper.
  2. Add whole red chilli, crushed ginger-garlic, and onion and fry.
  3. Add tomatoes, turmeric, coriander powder, salt and cook.
  4. Add a bowl of soaked rice and chana dal to it.
  5. Mix everything well and add water to it.
  6. Cook for 2-3 whistles and your protein-rich chana dal pulao is ready to be relished.
  7. Serve with some dahi and achar by the side.

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About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.

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