Monday, October 27, 2008

Haare Chane ki Sabji with Brown Rice

Green channa is very easily available in the northern parts of India and also in the MP region not so much in Mumbai.... and to get green channe in US where I stay was a blessing ..... and to top it I got these sprouted green channa which I love and anything sprouts is healthy and nutritious for you right...and to add to the healthy diet I serve the sprouted green channe ki sabji with brown rice. Brown rice has a nutty texture and requires more chewing than regualr white rice and tastes incredible with this recipe.


1 cup sprouted green channa
1 medium onion chopped
3-4 tomatoes chopped
3 green chilies chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tsp ginger grated
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup vegetable stock
1 tsp lemon juice
coriander leaves for garnish

1 cup brown rice
water to boil the rice
salt to taste

In a heavy bottom pan add brown rice along with salt and water and let it cook for roughly around 35 mins, so that the rice is cooked. Keep adding water to the pot as brown rice takes longer and more water to cook than regular rice. Drain the rice and let it stand for 5-7 mins.

In a pressure cooker, add oil to the cooker and add onions and let it cook for 5 mins. Now add ginger, garlic, green chilies and tomatoes to the cooker and let it cook till the tomatoes have soften and have released all their juices. Now add salt, turmeric, coriander powder, red chilie powder to the cooker and let the dry masala mix well with onions and tomatoes. Now add the sprouted green chana to the cooker and let it brown and cook a bit with the masala.

Now add the vegetable stock and 1 cup of water to the cooker, stir well. Put the lid to the cooker and pressure cook the sprouted haare channe for 15 mins on a medium flame.

Serve hot with boiled brown rice.