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Friday, September 17, 2010

Jeera Rice with Chole







                                                                
Making Jeera rice is so easy that I actually don't remember when did I learn this from my Mom. It was as early as in class 9th, I learnt it without any great efforts though. This is such a flavorful rice dish and very quick accompaniment with chole, dal makhani or non veg gravy.


Serves: 2, Preparation time: 5, Cooking time: 20 minutes


Ingredients:
1 cup Rice (raw)
2 tbsp Ghee
1 tbsp Jeera (cumin seeds)
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
Salt to taste
2 1/3 Water


Method:
Wash rice thoroughly and soak in water for 20-25 minutes. Drain out water completely and keep aside rice for later use. Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once cumin start spluttering, add turmeric and chili powder. Immediately add drained rice (do not let the haldi powder burn otherwise you will not get the desired color). Mix well and fry for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Stir gently to retain the rice grains intact. Then add water on high flame, bring it to boil. Add salt as per taste. Mix well and let it cook on low flame by closing the lid of the pan for 10-12 minutes or till it's cooked. Jeera rice is ready to serve. Enjoy this with Chole.


                                                                                                       


Chole:
A Punjabi specialty made with chickpeas, tomatoes and other spices. It's rich in protien and the way it is made attributes unique blend of spices that enhances the rich flavor and taste. Usually served with bhature, jeera rice/ chawal. Tastes awesome in any point of time be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Serves: 4, Preparation time: 45 minutes


Ingredients:
2 cups Kabuli Chana /chickpeas/ garbanzo beans
2 medium sized Onions, chopped
4 Garlic pods, chopped
1 inch Ginger (grated)
2 medium sized Tomatoes (ground to paste)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
2 tsp Chole masala powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
2 Cloves
1/2 inch Cinnamon
2-3 Black pepper balls
2 Bay leaves
2-3 Green chillies 
1/2 Amchur powder * (if you don't have amchur powder you can add 1/2 lemon juice)
2 tsp Kasuri methi
1 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped for garnishing
Salt to taste
Oil


Method:
Soak chickpeas in a big bowl with sufficient water (as they need to expand) overnight. If using garbanzo beans skip this part of soaking overnight. Drain the water next day and rinse thoroughly. Pressure cook the chickpeas with salt and 4 cups or sufficient amount of water on high flame. After first whistle, turn heat to low and cook for another 25 minutes. Remove from heat, after the steam releases, check if the chickpeas have become soft. If not, put it back on low flame again for another 10 minutes. Heat oil in a heavy pan, add cumin seeds. As they are spluttering add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper and fry for a minute. Add ginger, garlic and saute for a minute. Add onions and fry till it turns transparent. Add tomato paste and cook till the oil separates. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, amchur and chole masala. Mix well. Now add boiled chickpeas and mix the contents well. Cover the pan and cook it on low flame for 10 minutes. Garnish with kasuri methi and chopped coriander. Serve hot with Jeera rice.


User Comments & Tips:

  • To make the color of chole little brown, add one tea bag while you boil chickpeas in a pressure cooker.
  • If you forgot to soak the Kabuli chana overnight then in a big casserole soak the chana in warm water and close the lid for 3-4 hours.


     Jeera rice is going to Akheela's Festive Rice event.


        Sending this combo meal to Chaitrali's Combo Meal Event.


        Sending Chole to CWF-LB: Chickpeas Event guest hosted by Nithu, started by Kiran.  

     Also submitting Jeera Rice with Chole to Melodie's Vegetarian Foodie Friday's   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

51 comments:

  1. Very colorful & eye capturing clicks.... And the prep is but obvious very very tempting..... A sure winner for the contests.... :)

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  2. Hey Ash I'm so happyyyyyy to see you after so many days...Where were you? Thanks for coming

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  3. Simple n aromatic rice with delicious chole gravy..Lovely presentation!

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  4. Very common but yet so uncommonly presented.... Hats off to u di ... u r genious... Keep posting. Amrita

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  5. Hi Deepa,

    A great variety rice...lovely presentation...iam still learning on how to present!!!

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
    www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

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  6. Dear Deepa
    I have already put for soaking the Mator dal..I wished I had seen this in the morning ...But the problem is, every time I try to boil chhole or Mator it become over boiled and I through it. 25 min on pressure are you sure?
    anyway I have to do some thing with the Mator dal ..if it is over boiled , no problem, I will through and wash my hands off.
    Let me see if you have a mator dal ghugnii here..
    have a nice weekend
    Ghosh kaku

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  7. Thanks for yr warm welcome Deepa.

    Nice Recipe and photos

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  8. Delicious combo..chole looks so spicy and colorful!

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  9. adding chilli powder to jeera rice is a nice variation.chole looks very nice and u have got a very nice colour

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  10. Simple and aromatic rice..it must have tasted great with chole..yummy combo

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  11. Wowwwwww.. Very delicious combination.. looks so tempting and perfect !!

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  12. thank you Deepa for sending this delicious rice
    http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com/2010/09/festive-rice-event.html

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  13. such a nice combo chana is looking so tasty and colour of chna is beautiful

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  14. Awesome combo...looks very very very tempting !!

    US Masala

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  15. OH!platter looks delicious and tempting...comb

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  16. jeera rice with chole wow what superb combo ...yummy ...ur menu makes me tempting deepa ...lovely presentation too

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  17. So very yumm combo..lovely n tempting presentation...saute till oil separates

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  18. Very tempting. I never ate jeera rice for some reasons. How that I have a homestyle recipe I will give it a try. Lovely combo !!

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  19. Classic Dish...Love it..

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  20. Very lovely combo, it really so yummy

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  21. lovely combo...looks so yummy and beautifully presented!!

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  22. Delicious combo..i can feel the taste by reading..YUMMY!!

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  23. fatafat dish akdom....drooling here....lovely presentation too...

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  24. nice presentation and luved the jeera rice with turmeric addition..chole colour looks gr8 !

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  25. my favorite combo...sounds so yummy that it makes me hungry

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  26. Basa fish Australia te khub popular shei jonno tumi naam shononi. Eta hochhe boneless fish r boro size er thake. Tumi ei preparation ta onno machh diye korte paro.
    Jeera rice chholer shathe darun jombe. Khub sundor hoyechhe. Amar khub favourite jeera rice r banano khub shohoj.

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  27. lovely presentation and yummy looking chole....jst want to have some rt nowwwwwwww

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  28. Lovely and wonderful dishes these are our firm family gfavorites and you have cooked these beautifully.

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  29. Deepa, hru doing dear..long time visited here..easy and a variety too..

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  30. Healthy and yummy combo, great click too...

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  31. looks yum,delicious n droolworthy...wonderful pics

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  32. Just the perfect lunch! So Yummy!

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  33. Jeera rice and chole both together tempts me a lot..beautiful combo..

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  34. Hi Deepa, looks so good and inviting...

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  35. nice combooo deepa...i had chole once only...chole bathura...it was also a nice combo..this one z really colorful..and ofcourse tempting jeera rice...hmmm...here in this bangalore city where to get such a good food for a foodie...thtz ausumn tht such a good bloggers like u present such good recipes for our bloggers...really great job deepa..

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  36. Deepa, jokhon hothat kore chole banate hoye, aami o garom jole casserole e 1-2 hrs rekhe ranna kori. jeera rice khoob bhalo lage khete.

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  37. Nice jerra rice and chole looks delicious Deepa.

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  38. yummy combo..love the color of rice...delicious..

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  39. Lovely recipe n beautiful presentation ..

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  40. Tempting combo of jeera rice and chole. superb.
    Loving it:-)
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  41. lovely rice and chole....the presentation is superb!!

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  42. A mouthwatering combo and tempting clicks.

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  43. Beautiful and tempting combo...perfect clicks

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