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Tomato Rice with Chickpeas

Anjali Suresh
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Tomato Rice with Chickpeas RECIPE

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

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Simmering
  • Pressure Cook
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Basmati Rice - 1 cup (Soak for 15 to 20 minutes then drain)
  2. Chickpeas /Chana (Boiled with salt and little turmeric powder) - 1 cup
  3. Onions - 2 big chopped small
  4. Tomatoes - 4 small cut into small pieces
  5. Green chillies - 2 cut small
  6. Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
  7. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  8. Jeera - 1 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp (I used Kashmiri chilli powder)
  11. Rasam powder - 3 tsp (Adjust to taste)
  12. Ginger Garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
  13. Lemon juice - about 1/2
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Oil - about 2 tbsp
  16. Water - 1 1/2 cup (Same glass measure as taken for the rice)
  17. Coriander leaves for garnish


  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.

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Akshata Anchan
Akshata Anchan   May-13-2018

Loved it. Quick and easy to make

Ankita Agrawal
Ankita Agrawal   Nov-06-2017

Tried it..it tasted gud

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