Chola Pulao

    Chola Pulao is a special Iftar meal cooked with chana dal and pulao rice. It is very flavorful and is delicious by itself, but is also eaten with spicy curries.


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    • 2 cups of pulao rice
    • 1 cup of chola or chana dal ( chickpeas), boiled
    • 1/2 cup of soybean oil
    • 1 tablespoon of ghee
    • 1 tablespoon of garlic slices
    • 2 tablespoons of onion slices
    • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
    • 4-5 cardamoms
    • 4-5 cinnamon sticks
    • 4-5 cloves
    • salt as needed
    • 4 cups of water
    • 4-5 green chilies
    • 1 tablespoon of chopped coriander leaves


    1. Wash the rice and drain the water out.
    2. Drain the water out of the boiled chola.
    3. Heat a saucepan with oil and ghee.
    4. Fry the garlic and onion slices. Sprinkle the turmeric powder and also fry the cardamoms, cinnamon sticks and cloves.
    5. Add the rice and stir and fry.
    6. Add the chola and mix well.
    7. Sprinkle salt and fry for a bit.
    8. Pour in 4 cups of water and cook with lid on for 10 minutes on medium heat.
    9. Sprinkle the green chilies, stir and cook on low heat with lid on for another 10 minutes.
    10. Sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander leaves.

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