Sep 4, 2008

Chole Rice

This is a good change to the regular rice varieties that we usually have at home. My mother-in-law makes this special food for us. Its again one of her cooking specials. My hubby loves it a lot. I should say it is not only his favorite but everybodys in the whole family. I am not as perfect as my m-i-l but I sure give a sincere try every time and make something decent.

This is what u'll need....

Chick peas 1/2 cup - Soaked overnight
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Green Chilli 3-4
Bay leaf 1
Cardamom 2
Cloves 2
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch
Saunf - 1 tspn
Onion 1 big
Tomato 1 small
Coconut milk 1 cup
Salt to taste
Sambar powder 1 tsp
Curd/Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Oil 4-5 tsp
Basmati rice 1 cup - Soaked for 1/2 hour

Here is the stir....
  • Heat oil in a pan and add whole garam masala - bay leaf, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon ans saunf. Stir it for a few seconds to get the aroma infused into the oil
  • Finely slice onion and add it to the pan. Sprinkle some salt and fry the onion for a minute
  • Slit green chillies and add it to the pan follwed by ginger garlic paste. Saute the onions till they are soft and translucent
  • Chop tomatoes and mix it in. Keep mixing everything to avoid burning. Cook on low flame for a few minutes till the mixture starts oozing oil
  • Once everything is fried, add the soaked chick peas. Cook for a minute or two and transfer and boil in cooker for 1 whistle
  • Meanwhile strain rice and fry in 2 tsp oil till they start sticking to each other
  • Add rice to rice cooker along with the spicy chick peas mixture
  • Add garam masala powder, curd/lemon juice, salt, sambar powder, coconut milk and water
  • Ratio of coconut and water is 1:1. U can reduce the amount of coconut milk if it is too thick and add equal part of water instead.
  • We make fresh curd raitha for this and it tastes awesome

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