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Kala Chana Rice

chickpea rice

Recipe by rajeswari of pune, IN

u can add ginger garlic paste.can use fresh green chana which we eat raw.Please grease oil in the pan completely so that rice will not stick into the bottom of the pan.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 cup Basmati Rice
    • 100 g Kala Chana
    • 11/2 cup water
    • 2 Onion, finely chopped
    • 1 Tomato, chopped
    • 1 green chilli big,chopped
    • 1 tsp tomato puree
    • 1 tsp chopped ginger
    • 2 tsp Dania powder
    • 1/2 tsp Haldi powder
    • 1/2 tsp Jeera powder
    • 2 tsp oil
    • 1/2 tsp Everest Garam masala powder
    • 3/4tsp Everest Chole masala powder
    • Salt, to taste
    • 1-2 lemon(depends on juicy)
    • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped


    1. Wash well and soak kala chana overnight in water. It raises in quantity. Do not drain the water
    2. Soak rice in water for 15 min.Then drain the water.
    3. In a pressure pan,heat oil & add onion and saute them.
    4. Add haldi,green chilli,ginger,tomato & tomato puree till tomato becomes slightly soft.
    5. Then add Rice,soaked kala chana, dania powder, jeera powder, Chole masala, Garam masala and Salt.
    6. Add the soaked chana's water(only 1/2 cup i got) and add the remaining water.
    7. Close the lid of the pan and keep 3 whistles.
    8. Chana rice is ready. Squeeze lemon in the rice and mix it well with coriander leaves.

    Note:can make chana mixture seperately in kadai and add it to rice.If u make this with kabuli chana,grind half of chana in mixer for more tastiness.If u soak more water in chana then u can adjust the water accordingly while boiling the rice.


    Shweta Ballal

    I am glad, I tried this recipe, that indeed became party saver of the day.