Ingredients

How to make it

  • Boil chickpeas in plenty of salted water until done.Drain excess water and keep chickpeas aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Add onion and fry till golden brown.
  • Add cumin seeds,nigella,cardamoms,cloves,cinnamon stick and black pepper.
  • When it begins to crackle,add chopped green chillies and juilined ginger.
  • Stir fry for a minute,then add ginger garlic paste.
  • Add chopped tomatoes,red chillies powder,ground black pepper and stir well.
  • When well mixed,add boiled chickpeas,dried plums,salt and water.
  • Drian the water from rice and add rice to chickpeas mixture.
  • Mix and cook on high heat until it comes to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium.Cover and cook until the water is almost absorbed and the rice are tender.
  • Sprinkle nutmeg & mace powder.
  • Now cook on very low heat,covered,for 5-10 minutes until water is dried and rice is completely cooked.
  • Serve hot with salad,pickles and raita.
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  • chuckieb 3 years ago
    You have some amazing recipes. Can't wait to try this out.
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    lori4flavor ate it and said...
    This sounds heavenly, Ambus! I love all the spices in this! I just have to get in some of the ingredients, and I will be making this soon. Thanks for sharing! :) ^5 + flagged for beauty!
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe, Ambus hon - full of goodness and flavor. And I love the nigella seeds and have them on hand. Can't wait to taste this! Thank you for sharing your recipe. :)
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  • conner909 5 years ago
    Hey Ambus, where do I get nigella seeds? Green chiles like in jalapeno?
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    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I have never tried anything like this but I have to say, sure does sound great with the flavors that you have in there.
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    I added just some of your spice combination to our cilantro rice we are having with our masala tonight. I'll let you know how it turns out. This would be a great vegetarian entree to serve as an alternative for our vegetarian guests. It is smelling wonderful in here. Thank you dear.
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  • linda2230 5 years ago
    I saved it and will try it, I love the ingredients. Thank you for sharing...Judy
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    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    Rice and Chickpeas are made for each other. Love the spice combo too...
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    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    mmmmmmm ambus...looks delicious...hi5
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    choclytcandy ate it and said...
    great post!
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    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Lovely AND healthy.... you got my 5, ambus!
    Lorraine
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Wonderful spice mix, this sounds wonderful. Very nice indeed.
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    berry ate it and said...
    OOooooh Ambus, dear..... Thanks!!! I really love to try new flavors and recipes... You deserve 10.
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    juels ate it and said...
    Lovely dish, this has a lot of great spices here! Will be trying soon!
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