Instant Pot Chickpeas Pilaf

An authentic vegetarian dish that is a great feast for whole family. This chickpeas pilaf is infused with the deliciousness of aromatic spices.

If you don’t have rice, you can make this Instant Pot Chickpeas recipe instead.

Instant Pot Chickpeas Pilaf
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: basmati rice, IChickpeas Pilaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic chopped finely
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger chopped finely
  • 1 green chili sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 medium onions sliced thinly
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 medium potato cubed
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup basmati rice rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped finely
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • Place the ghee in the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”. Then add the garlic, ginger. Green chili, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick and bay leaves and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Addthe onion and cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Add the tomato, mint, chili powder and turmeric and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas, potato, yogurt, salt and black pepper and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Press “Cancel” and stir in rice, cilantro and water.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about 6 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and do a quick release.
  • Remove the lid and with a fork, fluff the rice.
  • Serve warm.
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