Introduction: Garlic Rice With Chickpea Lentils Chutney

Garlic Rice is a tasty and healthy food which is easily digestible and good for all ages. Here I have also made a chutney with chickpea lentils to be served as side with garlic rice.

In this instructable I have explained how to make Garlic Rice and Chickpea Lentils Chutney with easy to understand steps. First, let us see how to make the Garlic Rice

Step 1: Ingredients Required for Garlic Rice

  • One cup of Broken Rice. These are not whole rice but fragments of rice grains. Please see the close up in the second picture
  • About 150 grams of Garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoons of Fenugreek seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of Cumin Seeds
  • Handful of Coriander leaves, Curry leaves and Mint leaves
  • Salt to taste

Step 2: Prepare the Ingredients

  • Rinse the broken rice in water few times and drain out the water
  • Shuck garlic and cut into large pieces. it is better to split them in halves
  • Dry roast the Fenugreek seeds and Cumin seeds separately in a small frying pan and keep aside
  • Finely chop Coriander leaves, Curry leaves and Mint leaves

Step 3: Pressure Cook

  • Add 3 times of water as that of rice in a pressure cooker and keep over medium flame
  • Once the water starts to boil add broken rice, dry-roasted cumin seeds, dry-roasted fenugreek seeds, garlic, Salt to taste, chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves and mint leaves to the cooker
  • Close the pressure cooker with lid and allow to cook over medium flame

Step 4: Remove Garlic Rice From Stove

  • It will take 3/4th of the time for the broken rice to pressure cook than normal whole rice. If you pressure-cook your normal rice for about 5 minutes, then broken rice will be cooked in 3 to 3-1/2 minutes
  • Remove the pressure cooker from stove and allow the pressure to come to normal
  • Once pressure is normal, you can open the lid and transfer the Garlic Rice to a serving bowl

In the next few steps we will see how to make the Chickpea chutney to be served as side with garlic Rice

Step 5: Ingredients Required for Chickpea Chutney

  • About half a cup of chickpea lentils
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt to taste

Step 6: Dry-roast Ingredients

  • We are not using any oil here.To remove the raw smell from the ingredients, chickpea lentils, dried red chillies, Garlic cloves and salt are dry-roasted separately in a small frying pan
  • Transfer the dry-roasted ingredients to a plate and allow to cool down

Step 7: Make Chickpea Chutney

  • Once the ingredients are cooled to room temperature, transfer them to a mixer grinder jar
  • First dry-grind all ingredients together without water. This will help in mixing all ingredients together without and large particles
  • Add little amount of water at intervals and grind to a thick paste. Do not add too much of water
  • Once the chickpea chutney is grind to a fine paste, transfer from mixer jar to a serving bowl

Step 8: Serve Garlic Rice With CHickpea Chutney

Our Garlic Rice and Chickpea Chutney are ready.

Serve the tasty Garlic rice to all members of the family. It is very tasty and good for all ages in the family.

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