Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chickpeas Sesame Rice

For my second day of blogging marathon with cooking with chickpeas as theme, i choosed to make something different with rice. Usually i make atleast once a month our favourite flavourful,healthy sesame rice. Sesame rice gets ready very quickly when compared to any other one pot meal. This rice goes for a quick spice powder with dry roasted sesame seeds along with some spices mixed with rice and tempered with spices.

This time for a change, i tried adding cooked chickpeas to my usual sesame rice, for my surprise this combination rocks.I simply served this rice with fried potatoes and both this flavourful rice and spice potato fries turned out our yesterday's lunch simply awesome. Next time,if you are making sesame rice at home,do try adding few chickpeas and you will definitely know the difference.Sending this rice to my event Healthy Diet-Fast & Quick Healthy Dish guest hosted by Kalpana.Check out the marathoners running this 22nd edition of blogging marathon here.



1/4cup Sesame seeds(i used white sesame seeds)
6nos Dry red chillies
2tbsp Urad dal
2tbsp Coriander seeds
2cups Cooked Basmati rice
1/2cup Cooked chickpeas

For Tempering:
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
few Curry leaves
2tbsp Oil

Dry roast sesame seeds in simmer until they turn golden brown.

In tha same pan dry roast the dry chillies then followed by coriander seeds and urad dal..keep aside and let them get cool.

Grind as fine or coarse powder with enough salt and store them in a air tightened box..

Add this spice powder to the cooked rice as much as you desire.

Meanwhile heat the oil and fry the mustard seeds,urad dal, dry chillies and curry leaves,finally add the chickpeas and cook for few seconds.

Add immediately this tempered spices to the rice and toss gently until the rice get well mixed,add salt if needed..

Enjoy this dish with potato fries.

39 comments:

  1. Really like such variations from the usual rice preparations.Looks yumm Priya!

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  2. Chikpeas and rice looks great. Loved the color of it.
    Deepa

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  3. Healthy n quick lunch box special, love it :-)

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  4. sesame rice is my favorite ,yours looks amazing ,never tried this rice with somany indian spices..love to try it soon
    Super Yummy Recipes

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  5. Despite loving variety rice, I have not tried ellu sadam so far. This look very appetising, Priya.

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  6. ohhh....such a yummy recipe ...love it

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  7. Yummy comforting rice,sesame seeds adds great flavor..

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  8. Yummy preparation dear..feel like having it now :)

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  9. Very healthy dish dear....lovely click...

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  10. this looks great loving your recipes

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  11. This is my kind of rice dish ;-) Love the add of chickpeas.

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  12. This looks awesome dear...I will definitely add some chickpeas to my regular rice this time.
    Have a lovely week ahead :)

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  13. clever idea Priya, I am sure the flavors may have worked very well

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  14. So yummy and so unique combination
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  15. Oh this protein rich rice!! and such a cute vessel!!
    Sowmya

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  16. I have never had sesame rice..have to try it..book marked..rice looks beautiful and delicious.

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  17. love this rice dish...I have tried chick pea rice before,But adding sesame is a new idea.must be flavourful,will try soon!!

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  18. That must really come so handy Priya, easy to rustle up when you are in a hurry..like the flavours added..

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  19. Delicious n healthy rice, looks so inviting.

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  20. Beautiful photos and amazing combination of flavours

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  21. Rich and flavourful rice dear...yummy yummy!

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  22. Love the flavors of this rice.. looks pretty!

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  23. The recipe sounds great and looks delicious too..

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  24. My mom makes this but we call it masala rice and we also add brinjal, peas in addition to chole..A very hearty n comfortable dish priya ji

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  25. wow this is a great way to prepare rice. One more rice variety to try :)

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  26. This looks really nice Priya! The sesame seeds sprinkled on top look really nice :)

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  27. c'est bien appétissant, un régal
    bonne soirée

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  28. The rice sounds really flavorful, love the addition of sesame seeds!

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  29. Nice rice variety, good for lunch box.

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  30. Nice flavorful rice dear... Looks so tempting

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  31. What a simple yet flavorful rice. A great one for lunch box as well.Yum!

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