After a long hesitation, this weekend i soaked black channa for making some sprouts...Successfully i sprouted half a kg of kala channa beans and pressure cooked for making some curries..After enjoying delicious channa masala with those sprouted kala channa, finally i prepared this simple, delicious and easy breezy rice for our today's lunch..This healthy rice need very less time to get ready but its really very nutritious as well as delicious goes prefectly for lunch box menu..Kasuri methi in this sprouted channa rice turned out this rice more prefect and none will find out the presence of kasuri methi in this rice until u reveal the secret ingredient..Best and better way to add bitterness to our daily menu as they are very healthy for our health..Am damn sure this healthy rice gonna be a keeper and am gonna prepare this sort of rice with some variations often, finally i got some better way to finish my huge bottle of kasuri methi sitting since a long in my pantry..
1cup Sprouted kala channa (pressure cooked)
2cups Cooked basmati rice
3tbsp Kasuri methi
1no Onion (chopped)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
2nos Whole spices (Bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon sticks)
Few curry leaves
Heat enough oil, fry the whole spices until they turns brown, add the chopped onions, ginger garlic paste and saute until the onions turns transculent and the raw smell goes away..now add the pressure cooked sprouted kala channa,slit opened green chillies and curry leaves, saute for few minutes..finally add the garam masala powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, kasuri methi and cumin powder with salt, fry for few minutes, add a half cup of water bring everything to boil and cook until the water gets evaporates..
Now add the cooked rice to the cooking veggies, toss everything gently until the rice get well mixed...Enjoy this delicious rice with papads or boiled eggs...