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Chickpea And Rice Pilaf

Chickpea And Rice Pilaf

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 35

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 2 cups basmati rice;rinse, soak for 30 minutes , drain all water and dry the rice

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 1 tbsp clarified butter/ ghee

  • 2 cups boiled chickpeas

  • 1½ tbsp salt or as per taste

  • 3¾ cups water ( vegetable stock and strain water of boiled chickpeas highly preferred)

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 6 green cardamom

  • 1" cinnamon stick

  • 6 cloves

  • 1 blade mace

  • 1/10 of a nutmeg

  • 1 whole red chilli

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tsp chopped garlic

  • 1 tsp chopped ginger

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 1 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder

  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Directions

  • 01

    Heat oil in a deep heavy bottomed pan; add cumin seeds, green cardamom ,cinnamon, cloves,mace, nutmeg, whole red chilli, bay leaf and fry till the oil become fragrant.

  • 02

    Add chopped garlic and ginger , saute it for 10-12 seconds.

  • 03

    Add onions , saute it for couple of minutes or till it become translucent.

  • 04

    Add boiled chickpeas,then garam masala powder, cumin powder,red chilli powder and fry it for a minute in high flame.

  • 05

    Add rice and saute gently for a minute on medium-low flame, so that the rice gets well coated with the oil.

  • 06

    Pour boiling vegetable stock ;add lemon juice, salt,ghee and give a quick mix, now put the flame in high till the stock reduce in half .

  • 07

    Then reduce the flame to low , cover the pan tightly and cook it for 9-10 minutes.

  • 08

    Once the rice grains are cooked ,let the rice stand for 5 minutes,then sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves.

  • 09

    Serve hot with salad or mint/ pudina chutney.

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