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.

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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