Comforting Chickpea Rice


My chickpea rice is a quick and easy one pan dish. It’s wholesome and nutritious. It’s delicious and fulfilling. This is my kind of comfort food.This rice dish is a good accompaniment with most curries. You can serve it with fried fish and salad. Or equally good with myAromatic Lamb Curry

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  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 dried chillies, thinly sliced
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 400g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed with water


  1. Wash the rice until the water runs clear, then soak for for 15 minutes.
  2. After soaking the rice, drain the rice thoroughly.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat, then add the chillies, curry leaves, cardamom, ginger, garlic…

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