Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chickpeas & Red-Raddish Rice(Healthy & Lowfat) and Salad

First I would like to Wish All Friends,Fellow-Bloggers and Visitors who are celebrating Baisakhi (Punjab), Puthandu Vazthukal (Tamil Nadu), Vishu (Kerala), Poila Baishakh (Bengal), Bohaag Bihu (Assam) today a very Happy New Year.

Coming to today's recipe, this is an other rice dish I tried out of the blue.I was having some boiled chickpeas in the fridge and had some red raddish too.I wanted to use both of them and make something.I never knew of any dish made in combination of these two varied ingredients.Well I ended up making Chickpeas & Red-Raddish Rice.This was a super-hit.My family enjoyed this new innovative recipe and here I come to share it with you all.

Let us get started with the recipe--------------------



Main Ingredients :
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Ponni Raw Rice........................3cups(cooked)
Boiled Chickpeas......................2cups
Red Raddish.............................10(diced)
Med.Onion...............................1(diced)
Green Chillies............................3

Seasoning Ingredients :
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Canola Oil..................................1tbsp
Mustard Seeds...........................1tsp
Cumin Seeds..............................1tsp
Asafoetida................................. pinch
Bisibelebhath Powder.................1tbsp
Turmeric.....................................1tsp
Salt............................................to taste

Garnish :
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Cilantro........................few sprigs
Lime juice....................to taste

Preparation :
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Place the pan on the stove on med-high heat and add oil to it.Once the oil is heated up add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.Once they splutter add a pinch of asafoetida and later add diced onion and slit green chillies and fry for few minutes.


Once the rawness in the onion is gone add the boiled chickpeas to the pan and fry for 2 minutes.


Now add the bisibelbhath powder to the chickpeas and give it a nice stir and cook for a minute.


Now switch off the stove and add the diced red-raddish pieces to the seasoned chickpeas and stir well so that raddish also gets coated with the spice powder and cover the pan with lid so that the raddish also gets steamed.(We want the raddish to be nice and crispy we don't want it to get soggy).


Now add freshly cooked rice , salt and cilantro and mix the rice and the veggies well.

Healthy & delicious Chickpea-Red Raddish Rice is ready to be served.You can add little lemon juice to enhance the flavor.Eat it as is or with any raita or plain yogurt.



Note :
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1)As always I used freshly cooked rice .

2)Do not over-cook the raddish that is the reason we are adding it to chickpeas after we switch off the stove.So that it remains crispy.

3)Without adding rice to the dish we can eat this seasoned Chickpeas & Red-Raddish as a salad too.Top it with cilantro and few drops of lemon juice .Here it is-------



I am sending this to Healthy Inspirations-Salads Event hosed by Usha.

I am sending this recipe to MLLA #22 hosted by Ruchika and started by Susan.

I am sending this recipe to Vegetable Marathon-Beans event hosted by Anita .

30 comments:

  1. Such a unique combination, sounds delicious and yumm!

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  2. Love the step-wise picture presentation.... Isn't it amazing, endless possibilities with rice ! Such a comfort meal !

    I haven't been able to be very regular on Blogs lately due to work pressure, but i am hoping to be here more often now.

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  3. Very interesting combination of ingredients...nice healthy and delicious rice dear :)

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  4. This is really yummy and healthy dear but never used raddish in cooking.....

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  5. looks yummy dear very simple n different rice recipe dear,,,

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  6. First time here..you got a lovely space, recipes are awesome. Sure will be here often. Keep rocking. I am following you.

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  7. Kiran,

    I liked your idea of adding chickpeas and raddish with bisle bath powder, yummy. healthy too.

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  8. Such an innovative recipe, Kirangaru. Putting together Chick peas, radish & bisibele bhath powder in a single recipe and making it delicious is really interesting.

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  9. Thank you Divya for visiting my blog and for your nice words.Keep visiting for more healthier recipes.

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  10. Thank you Swathi.Try it sometime.

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  11. Thank you SumaG .It was instant thought that got into the creation of this lovely recipe.Try it,really tastes good.

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  12. Wow looks so delicious rice..Very healthy too.

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  13. Very flavorful and healthy rice dish, looks inviting !

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  14. Dear Jyothi(Panchpakwan), thank you.

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  15. Thanks for the entry Kiran, happy new new to you too!

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  16. Thanks for sharing this unique and inviting salad with the Healthy Inspirations event!

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