Kabuli & Kala Chana Rice

You might be thinking that I am obsessed with beans. But it is just a coincidence that I have been cooking with beans more frequently now than ever. I soaked chana (both kabuli and kala) for Varalakshmi vratam last friday and distributed some to friends. With the remaining chana, I wanted to make Tarla Dalal’s Kabuli Chana Biryani, but it looked too much work for me, so I ended up modifying the recipe and made a quicker version. This is my entry to this week's ARF/ 5-A-day tuesday.
Kabuli & Kala Chana Rice
You might be thinking that I am obsessed with beans. But it is just a coincidence that I have been cooking with beans more frequently now than ever. I soaked chana (both kabuli and kala) for Varalakshmi vratam last friday and distributed some to friends. With the remaining chana, I wanted to make Ta...

Kabuli & Kala Chana Rice

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Yield4~6 serving s 4~6 serving
  • Cooking Time1 hourPT1H0M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time1 hour, 20 minutesPT1H20M

Ingredients

Basmati Rice – cooked
1 ½ cups
Kabuli & Kala Chana (either one or both) – boiled
1 cup
Onion – medium chopped
1
Potato – medium, boiled, peeled and diced
1
Tomato – medium chopped
2
Green chilies
3
Ginger garlic paste
½ tsp
Curd
2 tbsps
Red chili powder
1tsp
Amchoor powder
1 tsp
Garam masala
½ tsp
Turmeric
¼ tsp
Salt
to taste
Coriander – for garnish

Steps

  1. Heat 1tbsp of oil in a large pan, add onions and fry till they turn pink. Add ginger, garlic paste and sauté till it does not smell raw anymore.
  2. Add the powders, curd, diced potatoes and mix well.
  3. Add tomatoes to the onion mixture; cover and cook till soft.
  4. Add cooked chickpeas and salt; mix well and cook for another 5 minutes on medium flame, or till the mixture is not too watery.
  5. Add the chickpea gravy to rice, mix well (but try not to break the rice), check seasoning and serve hot with onion raita (finely chopped onions mixed in yogurt with salt).
Kabuli & Kala Chana Rice

Note: Tarla Dalal’s recipe involves, layering the chana gravy with rice in a greased casserole and baking it (covered with tin foil) for 20 minutes in a 350ºF oven.

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