Thursday, January 7, 2010


HI!!!!, I am back. It is more than a month , i missed all your recipes. Everybody in my family fell ill one after another, finally me so i could not blog these days.

In DEC 09 I joined a course in Art of living and it is really good. so i was busy in that too. This rice i made for my daughter's lunch box . usually i follow Mrs. Mallika Badrinath's recipe to make this rice. I did not have that much time , so i tried simple method it came out well.


Rice - 1cup

Channa -1 cup

Onion - 1

tomato - 1

coconut - 2 tbsp

Garlic - 2 to 3 pods

red chili - 1

salt to taste

garam masala - 1/2 tsp

oil, cumin seeds for tempering


1. Soak the Channa for 8 hours and pressure cook it. ( I will cook the Channa and keep stock for 1one week)

2. Cook the rice and let it cool.

3. Combine coconut, garlic, red chili and ground it to a paste.

4. Heat oil in a kadai and splutter cumin seeds.

5. Add chopped onions, saute till it turns pink. Add chopped tomatoes and cook it well.

6. Add the paste, salt , garam masala and cook until the raw smell goes.

7. Add the cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with cilantro.

Serve with plain curd or raita.

This is my daughter's lunch box.

Jeyashri passed me this award , i am so happy . sorry for the late in posting it jeyashri



Wow nice dish...I am going to give it a try!


QUick channa rice looks delicious, prefect lunch box menu..


Looks delicious the chana rice! Happy New Year :)


rice looks good... i too make this for my hubby's lunchbox sometime..makes a great lunch..


Good to see you back Vidhya! How are you?

Chana rice looks absolutely delicious.

Belated wishes for a happy new year :)


yummy..will make this it..

Faiza Ali

Welcome back dear and wish you a happy new year... the chana ice looks delicious and yummy.

Sarah Naveen

Rice looks so yummy!!! I m hungry looking at that bowl..


Lovely and yummy rice...Very nice option for lunch boxes


Tempting and awesome


Hi The pulao looks yummm.
have a happy and safe 2010.
keep visiting :)

Kitchen Flavours

Wow..that's an yummy and healthy recipe....




Happy New year Vidhya! Nice recipe,still i have to try this as i have an idea of trying out channa rice for long time :)

Mahimaa's kitchen

looks very yummy.... i feel like havin it now :)

lata raja

Happy New year and a happy pongal Vidhya. all of you have recovered well now.Apram Sudharshan kriya regularaa panna time irukka? It really helps to breathe concentrating illaya?
I have tried this rice too from Mallika Badrinath. Now I can also try this simpler less time consuming version.


A favourite of mine.

Sharmilee! :)

I have a version of it too, a healthy meal!


Thanks Buddies :-)


looks lovely and healthy too!

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