Vegetable And Keema Rice


Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I will be making Vegetable And Keema Rice which is a great combination of vegetables, minced chicken, mushrooms, mild spices. It is tastier and handy to make also. So let’s start with the recipe—


  1. French Beans-50 gms
  2. Carrot-25 gms
  3. Mushroom-4
  4. Raw or Boiled Rice-200 gms
  5. Onions-3
  6. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  7. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  8. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Cumin Powder-1 /2  tsp
  11. Biryani Masala-1 tsp
  12. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  13. Nuts-Cashews and Raisins(optional)
  14. Salt-According to taste
  15. Sugar-A pinch

For tempering:-

  1. Cardamom-1
  2. Cloves-2
  3. Cinnamon-1 small stick
  4. Ghee-1 tbsp
  5. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp


Step 1

Wash the rice. Chop french beans, carrot, and onions. Cut the mushrooms. Blanch all the veggies except onions.

Step 2

DSC03890.jpgTake a vessel and add all the tempering ingredients. Add the chopped onions and fry for a minute. Next, add the ginger-garlic paste and fry it again. Now add the spices, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder, biryani masala,garam masala, and salt and fry for one minute.

Step 3

DSC03909.jpgAdd the tomato puree and fry. Now add the chicken keema. Fry it for four minutes. When the spices are well cooked and aromatic and the keema too is half cooked, add in the blanched vegetables, rice and a pinch of sugar and fry this again for two-three minutes. Now add enough water and cook by covering the vessel with a lid. Cook till done. Garnish it with some cashews and raisins though it is optional.

Our Vegetable And Keema Rice is done. Serve it with mixed veg raita and lots of fresh salads.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! And Happy Holi to my Indian friends here.






Quick Chick Pea 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 favorites, 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 favorite 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)

  1. Chickpea – 250 gms.
  2. Onions(finely chopped) – 2.
  3. Ginger-Garlic paste -1 tsp.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  10.  Vegetable Biryani Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  12. Chopped Mint – 5-6 leaves.
  13. Coconut Milk -1/2 cup.
  14. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  15. Nuts -Raisins, Cashews or others of your choice.
  16. Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.

For the rice – Raw rice – 300 gms.

Saffron or Kesar – A pinch.

Water – As per requirement.


Step 1 

Wash and soak the garbanzo beans overnight and boil the next day till done.

Step 2

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.DSC00982

Step 3

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!!!