Cook's Hideout: Chickpeas & Vegetable Rice

November 05, 2012

Chickpeas & Vegetable Rice

For Day 3 of BM# 22, I made this simple, protein rich rich dish with chickpeas and mixed vegetables. Today is day 12 without a working kitchen and we have kind of gotten used to this current routine of going to the bathroom to wash hands and walking down to the basement to wash the dishes. I have a feeling we'll probably continue doing the same even after we have everything installed.

Today's dish is a one pot meal that is perfect for a weeknight's dinner. Chickpeas are one of my favorite beans and I love adding them to rice and curries, they give the dishes texture and much needed protein.

Basmati Rice - 1cup
Chickpeas - 2cups, soaked and cooked
Mixed Vegetables - 1cup, boiled (I used potato, carrot, green beans, peas and corn)
Onion - 1 large, thinly sliced
Ginger + Garlic paste - 1tsp
Red chili powder - 1tsp 
Garam Masala - ½tsp
Turmeric - ½tsp
Shahjeera - 1tsp
Bay leaves - 2
Salt - to taste
Cilantro- for garnish

  • Wash, rinse and soak basmati rice in cold water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a large saute pan; add shah jeera and once they start to splutter add bay leaves and onions. Saute until onions turn lightly brown.
  • Add the boiled mixed vegetables and chickpeas. Cook until heated through.
  • Add all the masalas and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Next add the rice and 1½cup of water and salt, bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until rice is cooked through. Garnish with cilantro and serve with raita.
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked up for BM# 22.



  1. wow they looks so wonderful and colorful!!!


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  2. amazing you can create all this deliciousness without a working kitchen

  3. Yumm.. a bowl of goodness. Looks very delicious.

  4. Delicious,colourful and super filling rice, lovely bowl.

  5. Nice flavourful rice..a nice one pot meal.

  6. That's such an inviting one pot meal..looks good..


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