Black Chana Rice/Chickpeas Rice.

A super healthy, yet scrumptious this black chana rice has become one of my favourite dishes. It was suggested by a friend and it was worth trying. A very simple recipe but tempting.
It is made with boiled black chana, rice, vegetables and Indian spices. I have used only bell peppers and carrots, but you can add any vegetables as per your taste.
The preparation is spicy, hence it goes well with curd or raita.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 15 min

Serves: 30 min


2 cup boiled chickpeas/chana

3 cup boiled rice

1/3 cup carrot

2/3 cup sliced Onion

1/3 cup green pepper

1/3 cup yellow pepper

1/3 cup red pepper

1 tbsp ginger Garlic paste

3 spicy green chili

1 tbsp red chili powder

1/2 tbsp garam masala

1/2 tbsp coriander powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tbsp dry mango powder/ Amchur

3 tbsp oil

Preparation Method

Add onions and ginger-garlic paste in heated oil. Stir it well and let it cook till onions turn translucent.

To it, add carrots, peppers and sprinkle a dash of salt.

Stir veggies, cover the lid and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. It should not be over-cooked.

Next, add tomatoes, finely chopped green chili and sauté it for 1 minute.

Then add red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and dry mango powder.

Stir the mixture well and cook it till oil separates.

Lastly, add boiled chickpeas/chana and rice to it. Sprinkle salt as per requirement and mix to blend each element well.

A bowl of flavorful, spicy black chana rice is ready to serve with curd or raita.

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