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Apr 11, 2013

Chickpeas Methi Masala BrownRice / Kala Channa Methi Brown Rice - Healthy Brown Rice Recipes!

Today's recipe is simple yet perfect recipe for people who diet and looking for low calorie, high fiber n healthy recipes. You can diet and still enjoy yummy and delicious recipes by adding high fiber or whole grain in your every day meal. I regularly add brown rice instead of white rice, but some times get bored to eat as such with side dish. So sometimes will make one pot meal with addition of vegetables and spices. This chickpeas methi masala brown rice is one such easy n filling recipe. I used 1/4 cup or less chickpeas, methi, few carrots and peas little spices and put everything together tossed. It is so simple and sounds delicious right? Yeah its healthy and filling too. Here you go..

  1. Cooked Brown Basmati Rice        1/2 cup
  2. Cooked Kala Channa/Chickpeas    1/4 cup
  3. Fresh Methi Leaves               1/4 cup or less
  4. Carrot           2-3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  5. Green Peas      2-3 tbsp (fresh or frozen)
  6. Onion              1 small (finely chopped or sliced)
  7. Tomato           1 medium (finely chopped)
  8. Ginger    1/2 tsp(finely chopped)
  9. Turmeric Powder    a generous pinch
  10. Chilli Powder          1/4 tsp
  11. Garam Masala Powder       1/4 tsp
  12. Salt       to taste
  13. Cilantro         few finely chopped
To Temper
  1. Oil       2-3 tsp
  2. Fennel seeds       1/4 tsp
  3. Clove     2 no.s
  4. Cinnamon     1" stick

Soak Brown Basmati rice for at least 3-4 hours this helps to cook rice fast takes only 20 minutes or less.
Once cooked transfer to a plate and cool for a while.
Then heat oil in a pan, add the tempering ingredients wait till it splutter.
And add onion and ginger saute till onion turns translucent and add tomatoes and saute till soft n mushy. 
Now add cooked channa, fresh methi, carrots and peas stir it and add turmeric powder and lil' salt and stir fry for a minute.
Cook covered for 2 minutes then add chilli and garam masala powder and stir well. 
After that add cooked brown rice and stir fry with the masala for 2 minutes.
Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro, mix well and turn off the stove.
That's it...Healthy and delicious Chickpeas Methi Masala Brown Rice ready. Serve with plain beaten yogurt/curd.

the same recipe can be made using regular basmati rice/cooking rice also.
Adding methi doesn't give bitterness to the rice, but if you want you can skip methi leaves or replace with spinach also.
I used black chickpeas you can also use kabuli channa/yellow one or any desired legume.


  1. Wow what a tempting bowl. All goodness in one bowl.

  2. Flavourful and Healthy rice.Bookmarked!!:)

  3. tempting clicks sangee dear..teach me few techniques na :) love the recipe too..very filling and nutitious

  4. wow delicious rice,perfect for lunch box...

  5. wow lovely rice recipe dear :) so happy to see you share all your diet recipes here... will try this once I get my hands on brown rice

  6. Very inviting.. Colorful one pot meal :)

  7. Great and healthy recipe... It looks really amazing!! I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..

  8. Flavourful and healthy briyani

  9. wow...they look superb..Tempting clicks.Do visit

  10. What a delicious an flavourful rice.

  11. very very tempting clicks it so so much enaku apdiye pass pannirunga...;)

  12. healthy & delicious combination dear,looks yumm with the colors,amazing clicks!!

  13. beautiful presentation dear.. love ur diet recipes :)

  14. Nice clicks akka, the spoon click is class :) And nice tasty and healthy lunch recipe :)

  15. Healthy and delicious rice. yummyy!

    today's post:

  16. very healthy one pot meal sangee...

  17. Such a super filling and healthy one pot meal, prefect satisfying dish for dieting peoples.

  18. Yummy n mouthwatering!!have lots of brown rice in lazy 2 do.hehe

  19. I love all the healthy ingredients you incorporated in there,nice recipe and stunning pics!


  20. healthy preparation with brown rice,sounds inviting...

  21. Healthy,flavorful and tasty rice..

  22. healthy and flavorful rice..lovely clicks too...

  23. Deliciously healthy is all I am able to utter after seeing this creation. Wow! Well done!

  24. Looks colorful and healthy. I like such complete meal.

    I thought I commented here before...where did it go?! Maybe I forgot to hit the button - publish :(

  25. GEETA: 1/4 cup fresh Methi leaves would translate to what if using fenugreek seed?

    maybe one tablespoon?

    do you have a glossary of ingredients on SPICY TREATS?

    any Ayurvedic recipes/remedies?

    thanks for your delicious food.

    1. if possible u can add dried methi leaves. But you can use fenugreek seeds but add only 1/4 tsp while tempering.

  26. hey the recipe is looking yummy..thanks for sharing it..basmati rice


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