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:

Rinku Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

sesame rice is my favorite ,yours looks amazing ,never tried this rice with somany indian spices..love to try it soon
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Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

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

divya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy comforting rice,sesame seeds adds great flavor..

WeR SAHM said... Reply To This Comment

delicious n simple rice....

Recipe world said... Reply To This Comment

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

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rebecca Subbiah said... Reply To This Comment

this looks great loving your recipes

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

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

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

sara's TASTY BUDS said... Reply To This Comment

healthy rice preparation priya

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

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

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

So yummy and so unique combination
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Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Oh this protein rich rice!! and such a cute vessel!!
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Vidya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nayna Kanabar said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and tasty.

thoushaltcook said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely presentation again. :)

Amy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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

hemalata said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious n healthy rice, looks so inviting.

cquek said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful photos and amazing combination of flavours

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Rich and flavourful rice dear...yummy yummy!

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

very flavorful and delicious rice

Kavi | Foodomania said... Reply To This Comment

Love the flavors of this rice.. looks pretty!

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

The recipe sounds great and looks delicious too..

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Raksha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

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

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

c'est bien appétissant, un régal
bonne soirée

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Nice rice variety, good for lunch box.

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Nice flavorful rice dear... Looks so tempting

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful rice..

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Farah Saleem azeez said... Reply To This Comment

yay! another quick recipe!:)

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

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

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

wow yummy combo and inviting rice...