Sanoli's Kitchen: BEANS GRAM RICE

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


It is a perfect rice dish, one can make it on a lazy day and when feel like having a simple, but proteinous meal, very healthy and wholesome dish. An interesting combination of legumes-lentils-rice, an aromatic dish loved by all.

1/2 Cup Kidney Beans (Rajma)
1/2 Cup Bengal Gram (Chana Dal)
1 1/2 Cup Basmati Rice
1 Medium Onion (thinly sliced)
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 Bay Leaves
1/3 tsp turmeric powder
1" Ginger, cut into small pieces
2 Cloves
2 Green Cardamoms
1" Cinnamon
8-10 Peppercorns
1 small star aniseed
1/2 tsp Sugar (optional)
1 1/2 tbsps fresh Lemon Juice
25 nos Cashew nuts
3 cups of warm water
2 tbsps Clarified Butter (Ghee)
Salt as per taste


Soak kidney beans overnight in warm water. Drain water. Keep aside.
Soak Bengal gram for 2 hours, drain water and set aside.
Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain water, keep aside.
Grind ginger, cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms, star aniseed and peppercorns with 1 tbsp water to make a paste. Set aside.

Heat clarified butter in a pan. Add bay leaves and cumin seeds in it. Saute for 10-12 seconds. Add onions and cashew nuts in it. Fry till onion turns golden.

Now add spice paste in it. Stir continuously till spices leave oil. Add kidney beans in it. Stirring for 2 minutes. Add Bengal gram and rice in it. Saute for another 2-3 minutes.

Pour 3 cups of warm water and salt in it. Fold well. When it starts to boil, cover with lid and cook it for 15 minutes exactly on lower heat. Switch off the heat now. Add sugar and lemon juice in it. Fold well by tossing.
Serve hot with any curry dish or raita.

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  1. very healthy and delicious rice, looks yum :)

  2. Yummy preparation dear..sounds so healthy n delicious!


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  3. rajma and dal with rice, looks great here sanoli

  4. Omg, thats soo nutritious and healthy combo, lovely rice.

  5. I have never had kidney beans with chana me this looks a healthy combo :), I am rice lover, will give it a try :)!

  6. oh dear.. your meal made me hungry :) such a perfect meal..

  7. very healthy n delicious one pot meal..yummy
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  8. Hi Sanoli ,

    looks yummy !!!

    and delicious:)))

    Keep on Dear..

  9. yummy and tasty meal.. perfect!!

  10. very healthy and tasty.. nutrition packed
    Noel collections

  11. wow wanna to eat this tasty and delicious rice.

  12. That looks like a healthy rice indeed!

  13. Thanks a lot to all for viewing this 'Beans Gram Rice' and leaving your valuable comments in my post.