Monday, April 13, 2009

Chickpeas and Vegetable Rice

This is a simple rice dish that includes the goodness of vegetables,legumes,rice and herbs.This is wholesome and easy to prepare. You can increase the veggies and chickpeas than the rice if you prefer that way. It uses only bayleaf as a spice and makes excellent use of mint,but again it depends on taste and can be increased or decreased.

Ingredients:

Chickpeas: 1/2 cup presoaked and cooked till soft
Mixed Vegetables: almost 1 cup chopped
Rice:1/2 cup + (long or short grain or even instant or polished as per choice)

Onion: 1 small chopped long and thin
Garlic: 1-2 cloves
BayLeaf:1-2

Mint:1-2 tbsp chopped
Lemon juice
Salt

Preparation:
Chop all the vegetables into small cubes and keep aside.You can use whatever vegetables you like.I even included leeks.Slice onions into long and thin pieces and finely chop/crush/mince garlic.Wash rice and keep aside.Pressure cook the soaked dried chickpeas till soft.

Heat little oil in a pan/kadai.Add bayleaf,onions and garlic and saute till raw smell disappears and the onions are transparent.Add the vegetables and quickly saute for 2-3 minutes.Add the rice,salt and water needed to cook the rice.Bring to boil,reduce heat,add chickpeas,chopped mint,lemon juice. Mix well and let it cook till done.

Serve hot with raita or sauce or anyother choice of accompaniments.


This being a wholesome lunch dish and also kid friendly a warm bowl is off to Srivalli's MM:Wholesome Lunches,an event originally by Meeta.

This simple one pot meal is off to Single Serving Meals by Sahaja

Another warm bowl travels to CFK:Rice an event by Sharmi of Neivedyam and currently hosted by Trupti of RecipeCenter.

Small Break:I am atpresent on a much needed vacation and will not be able to blog/blog hop as quickly and regularly as I like.One or two of my posts for certain events will be scheduled. So kindly bear with me.Hopefully will be back within two weeks

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