Fresh Green Chana and Saag Pulav

Cooks in : 20 min Serves: 2 people

Fresh chana and chana leaves (saag) are available in plenty during winter. Infact, winter is the season to indulge in lots of greens! I used these two to make a pulav with Kodo `millet and it tasted brilliant!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 Cup Kodo Millet/Varagu
  • 2 Cups Chana Saag (leaves)
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Green Chana (Chickpea)
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Tomato
  • 3 Tbsp Oil/Ghee
  • 2 Tbsp + 1/2 Cup Water
  • 4 Slit Green Chillies
  • 1/2 Tsp Each (Salt, Chilli Powder, Jeera)
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3 Cloves, 1 Star anise, 4 crushed black pepper corns, 1″ cinnamon piece, 1 crushed big cardamom

Directions:

  1. Wash and soak Kodo millet for 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a 2 ltr pressure cooker add as follows:
  • Layer 1: 3 tbsp oil/ghee, 2 tbsp water
    Layer 2: 3 cloves, 1 star anise, 4 crushed pepper corns, 1″cinnamon, 1big cardamom, 1/2tsp jeera
    Layer 3: 4 slit green chillies and 1/4C fresh chana
    Layer 4: 1/4C ch tomato
    Layer 5: 1C chana saag (leaves)
    Layer 6: 3/4C 30 minutes soaked drained Kodo Millet
    Layer 7: 1C chana saag
    Layer 8: 1/2tsp (salt, chilli powder), 1/4tsp turmeric powder
    Pour 1/2C water from sides.
    Cook on high for 3 whistles. Open after pressure settled down. Mix after 10 minutes.

Note:

1. Little,  Foxtail, Barnyard millets can be used for this recipe instead of Kodo millet.

2. For mushy consistency, add 1/4 cup more water.

6 Comments

    1. Hi Meera,
      I live in Gurugram. Here, during winter, I get all varieties of greens in plenty. You can try this recipe with fresh mochai and paruppu keerai.

    1. Hi Nandita,
      I live in Gurugram. Here, during winter, I get all varieties of greens in plenty. You can substitute fresh chana with mochai and chana saag with paruppu keerai which are available in plenty there.

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