Monday, June 27, 2011

Green Gram Rice

Want a quick and filling lunch ?? - go for this simple legume n rice dish that has many a happy smiles from the kids as well as the older kid (yup i mean hubby---:P) . A bowl of boiled & frozen green grams caught my attention and I gave this humble bean a simple but delicious make-over that translated in to happy tummies and cleanly wiped plates !!! The rice also was good for lunch box which was further dressed up generously with grated cheese.Home-made chana masala powder gives the heat in the dish and the powder sees a medley of various spices like coriander & cumin seeds, mace and peppercorns (recipe shortly) 




Instead of mixing cooked rice to the legume-spice mix (like I did) , you can also let the raw rice cook in the green gram-onion- tomato mix !


What's in the dish:-

  • Onions - 1 large - chopped finely
  • Tomatoes - 2 small-  chopped
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Green chillis - 2-  halved & slit in the middle - to taste
  • Garlic Pods - 2 to 3 - chopped
  • Homemade Chana Masala Powder - 1 tbsp - to taste 
  • Olive Oil - 1 tsp
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Green Gram - 1 cup ( soaked & pressure cooked till soft)
  • Cooked Rice - 1 cup- as required 
  • Coriander leaves - few sprigs - chopped
  • Grated Cheese - as required (for garnish) - optional
How:-

In a wok add the olive oil and let the fennel seeds crackle ! Add garlic pods and as their aroma storms the kitchen, add the curry leaves, green chillis and chopped onions. Saute till pink & fuzzy and then bring the tomatoes to the wok. Let it cook for some time before adding the chana masala powder & salt. Once the spices gets absorbed in to the onion-tomato mix, add the cooked beans and mix well. 


Let it simmer for a few minutes before adding the rice. Blend the rice well with the legume mix and switch off flame. 


Garnish with coriander leaves and grated cheese. Enjoy !

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26 comments:

  1. Nice lunch box recipe.. Healthy too..

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  2. Nice variety..looks wholesome n nice meal

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  3. wow so tempting !! looks so wonderful !!

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  4. Delicious rice,quick and healthy..bookmarked.

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  5. Interesting recipe, looks wonderful and tempting.

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  6. I used to make kichidi with them biut, never tried this version!!! great idea looks delicious!!

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  7. Healthy combo and looks so yum!


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  8. so delicious combo !! so quick and healthy rice !!

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  9. Very healthy and tasty rice dear. Excellent preparation.

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  10. Healthy and delicious rice dish..

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  11. A perfect protein packed wholesome one pot meal!!
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  12. very healthy one...perfect for kids

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  13. Yumm Yumm...the rice looks so good!!! I wud love to have it for a lazy weekend!! Purrfect comfort food!!!

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  14. That looks so delicious, a one pot perfect meal.

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  15. Easy lunch box recipe... Gonna try this soon... Healthy one too...

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  16. Delicious healthy lunch box idea....love it

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  17. Nice looking recipe. Is Green Gram similar to mung bean? It looked like it in your gorgeous photos.
    Thank you for this.

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  18. Protein packed dish and also rich in fiber...perfect for lunch box.. Sooper

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  19. I make this a lot .. the green grams are so high in protein and with rice .. make a great combo.
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  20. Nutritious and wonderful one pot meal, seriously am loving it..

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  21. wow, thats a very healthy and delicious rice, lovely recipe, thanx for sending it to my event.

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