QUICK CHICKPEA RICE
Hello friends.Welcome to my corner again. As we know the regular food of our country consists of home-made chapatis, rice, dal and veggies but biryanis or pulaos are also the favourite, prominent among them being chicken and mutton varieties. But today I have tried to make another variation of biryani which is Garbanzo Beans or Chickpea Pulao which is flavourful and sumptuous, having the right mix of spices, Kesar (saffron) and coconut milk. It really is no less than my favourite one and is sure to appeal to you.
To make this dish:
First, we will make garbanzo beans gravy and steamed rice and then combine the two and cook it on a slow flame for five minutes.
The recipe is as follows:-
Ingredients:- (For the chickpea gravy)
- Chickpea – 250 gms.
- Onions(finely chopped) – 2.
- Ginger-Garlic paste -1 tsp.
- Salt – According to taste.
- Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
- Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
- Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
- Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
- Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
- Vegetable Biryani Masala – 1 tsp.
- Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
- Chopped Mint – 5-6 leaves.
- Coconut Milk -1/2 cup.
- Cumin – 1 tsp.
- Nuts -Raisins, Cashews or others of your choice.
- Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.
For the rice – Raw rice – 300 gms.
Saffron or Kesar – A pinch.
Water – As per requirement.
Wash and soak the garbanzo beans overnight and boil the next day till done.
Take a kadhai and add some oil to it. Now sprinkle some cumin in it. Add the finely chopped onions,ginger-garlic paste, some mint, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and fry. Now add some tomato puree and garam masala. Fry for a while. Add some water to make the gravy and simmer it for ten minutes. Keep a thick gravy in it, it must be sauteed and should not have too much gravy. Our chickpea gravy is ready.
Now make some steamed rice taking care that rice grains should not get mushy. Mix the rice in the chickpea gravy and add some coconut milk mixed with saffron and some vegetable biryani masala. Add the dry fruits and saute everything for two minutes.
Our Chickpea Rice is ready. Serve it with boondi raita, salads and stir-fries of your choice.
Friends do try the recipe. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!