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Friday, July 24, 2009

Chickpeas Rice

Chickpeas/Channa Dal are high in protein. And also high in fiber and helps to lower cholesterol. They are versatile to cook. They can be used in soups, salads, snacks etc. Here is the delicious and healthy recipe for lunchbox. you can add your favorite veggies in addition to chickpeas. So here it is the protein packed rice.


Rice - 1 cup
Chickpeas - 1/4 cup
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 2
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies - 3
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

  • Soak the chickpeas overnight and pressure cook it on the next day.
  • Cook the rice with enough water and keep aside.
  • Dry fry fenugreek, coriander seeds and dry red chillies and grind them to a powder.
  • Heat oil in a wok, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, let them splutter and then add curry leaves and green chillies to it.
  • Add the grounded powder and fry for 2 Min's.
  • Then add chickpeas, rice and salt to it and mix well.
  • Sprinkle lemon juice on rice and serve.


Sushma Mallya said...

hi valarmathi....this is certainly a new dish for me..never tried with chickpeas....looks really good....

Pooja said...

That is a healthy rice packed with nutrition!

Padma said...

Delicious rice ....

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Thats a healthy treat and nice click...

Mriganayani said...

Hey Hi!

Just came across your blog.

I usually just eat rice with chole that I make for puri..but I have to try this sometime. Thanks for the idea!

You have a nice blog - keep it up.

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Gita said...

Lovely photo Valar...rice looks delicious...must be filling too :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Hi dear u doing..long time since I dropped in..:)..Nice rice there..chick peas ma fav..:)

Suparna said...

hi valar,
seems very nutritious :) simple to prepare :) thanks

EC said...

I too have another versin of this dish in my drafts..will be posting it soon..yours is a simple and non-spicy version..looks lovely


Rice has come out very nice :) Nice recipe too!

Hari Chandana said...

yummyyy.. lovely color.. delicious click!! :)

Varunavi said...

Looks great valar,nice click :)

Parita said...

Marvellous click! i love chole and rice combination!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

neat photography valar. am readin this post right after i woke up..and am already hungry

meeso said...

Very healthy, and a meatless complete protein!

rekhas kitchen said...

great recipe valar with lots of proteins yum yum yummmy.

S.Krithika said...

WOW!!! looks yummy and nutritious too............ must try it out

anitha said...

thats a wow recipe, I was searching for a simple & jiffy recipe for the chickpea and cooked rice i had with me, and i wanted it to be indian too (little spicy) and lo your recipe fitted the bill. Good one. keep posting such recipes


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