firstly, in a pressure cooker heat 3 tsp oil and saute 1 bay leaf, 1 star anise, 5 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon and 1 tsp jeera till it turns aromatic.
add in 1 onion and saute well.
followed by saute 1 tsp ginger garlic paste till the raw smell disappears.
additionally add 1 tomato and saute till it turns soft and mushy.
further add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp garam masala, ¾ tsp aamchur, 1 tsp kasuri methi and 1 tsp salt. saute well.
now add 1 cup soaked and boiled chickpea and saute for a minute. make sure to soak chickpea overnight and boil for 10 minutes.
furthermore add 1 cup basmati rice (soaked for 20 minutes) and saute gently.
now add 2 cup water and stir well.
cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles or till the rice gets cooked completely.
finally, garnish with coriander and serve chana pulao along with onion tomato raita.