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It is delicious and healthy variation for vegetable pulav. Also a good way to finish leftover rice. It can be one dish meal too. Enjoy chole polav.


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 Bay leaves
  • 3-4 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Tomato diced
  • 1 tsp Chole masala
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 cup boiled Chana  / chick peas
  • 1 cup Cooked rice
  • Coriander leaves
Chole Pulav


  • Heat oil on medium to high heat.
  • When oil is enough hot, add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, black pepper and cumin seeds.
  • When these sizzle up then add finely chopped onion. Mix well and cook till onion gets nice light golden color.
  • After 3-4 minutes, add ginger garlic paste, diced tomato. Stir the mixture. Cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add chole masala, red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Mix nicely. Cook these masalas for 2 minutes.
  • Add boiled chana, salt to taste. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 2 minutes.
  • After 2 minutes remove the cover and add rice. Mix well. If salt is added to rice while cooking then no need to add more salt now.
  • Add coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Cover the pan and cook for another 5 minutes on low heat. Chole pulav is already. 

Chole Pulav

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