Tomato Rice with Chickpeas | How to make Tomato Rice with Chickpeas

By Anjali Suresh  |  14th May 2016  |  
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About Tomato Rice with Chickpeas Recipe

A tasty and an easy preparation, loved by all at home.

Tomato Rice with Chickpeas

Ingredients to make Tomato Rice with Chickpeas

  • Basmati rice - 1 cup (Soak for 15 to 20 minutes then drain)
  • chickpeas /Chana (Boiled with salt and little turmeric powder) - 1 cup
  • onions - 2 big chopped small
  • tomatoes - 4 small cut into small pieces
  • green chillies - 2 cut small
  • curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • jeera - 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • red chilli powder - 1 tsp (I used Kashmiri chilli powder)
  • Rasam powder - 3 tsp (Adjust to taste)
  • ginger Garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
  • lemon juice - about 1/2
  • salt to taste
  • oil - about 2 tbsp
  • Water - 1 1/2 cup (Same glass measure as taken for the rice)
  • coriander leaves for garnish

How to make Tomato Rice with Chickpeas

  1. Take a pressure cooker, add oil, mustard seeds and jeera. When they crackle add the chopped onions, green chilli and curry leaves.
  2. Put ginger and garlic paste, saute well till raw smell goes away.
  3. Add the masalas, mix well and add in the chopped tomatoes. Fry till soft.
  4. Add the rice and fry well for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add water, lemon juice, salt and boiled chana. Mix well and close the lid of pressure cooker. Do not put the whistle on it. Let it cook on a low to medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. Turn off the flame. Now cover the lid with the whistle and let it rest for some time.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with raita, papad.

Reviews for Tomato Rice with Chickpeas (4)

Akshata Anchan2 years ago

Loved it. Quick and easy to make
Anjali Suresh
2 years ago
Thankyou :blush:

Ankita Agrawal2 years ago

Tried tasted gud
Anjali Suresh
2 years ago
Thanks a lot Ankita for trying.... I'm glad you liked it :blush:

Shilpa Barve Nigudkar3 years ago

Tried it.. Was yummy.. Husband liked a lot.. :)
Anjali Suresh
2 years ago
Thanks a lot Shilpa :pray::pray:

Romy Roy3 years ago

Wow! Some thing new. ..I will try this :blush:
Anjali Suresh
2 years ago

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