BM #99 Day 11 - 

This easy, simple and nutritious rice is a quick fix meal or lunch box recipe.

It is very convenient to make this one to finish off any leftover rice. I would typically make this rice during navratri when there would be lot of soaked kala chana at home.

Ingredients - 

Cooked rice 3 cups (I used leftover sona masoori rice)
Kala Chana / Nalla Senagalu soaked and boiled 1 cup
Tomatoes, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green chillies 2-3 nos
Vangibath Powder 2 tsp (see recipe here)
Salt to taste
Seasoning (Oil 2 Tbsp, Chana Dal 2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp,Cloves 2 nos, Cinnamon 1 inch, Curry Leaves)
Lemon/Lime juice 1-2 tsp (Optional)
Coriander leaves for garnish

Method Of Preparation -

In a skillet on a medium-high flame, heat some oil and add cloves, cinnamon and the seasoning. 

After the mustard seeds start crackling, add chopped onion and saute them until golden brown.

Add chopped tomato and let it cook for about 4-5 min.

Add the boiled kala chana, chopped green chillies and vangibath powder and mix well.

Add salt and let it cook for a couple of minutes.

Remove from heat and add this mixture to a bowl with the cooked rice and mix well.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with raita or otherwise.


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Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 3-4


  1. sushma Says:
  2. Kala chana and tomato rice rice looks too good. Very nice way to use leftover rice.

  3. This is an amazing recipe to even use leftover sundal. The tomatoes and channa would make it a nice filling meal.

  4. Interesting ! I too make kala channa rice and they taste awesome , this recipe sounds simple yet flavourful . Will give it a try .

  5. Kala Channa gives a nice protein punch to the tomato rice.. Delicious share...

  6. Suma Gandlur Says:
  7. Vangi bhath powder addition sounds nice and the rice must be a delicious one. I use it usually for the vegetable version dishes. Will try with legumes next time.

  8. Srividhya Says:
  9. Love how versatile the vaangi bath powder is. Comes in handy for all these variety rice. I love the addition of kala chana.

  10. Kalyani Says:
  11. Navrattri or not, I am sure to make it soon as am a huge fan of kala channa (and chickpeas / garbanzo) in particular.. this is definitely my kind of one pot meal - huge on comfort...

  12. Srivalli Says:
  13. Fantastic recipe to make Harini. Surely a wonderful way to use leftover rice. We mostly go for Ragi Sangati, this one sounds so healthy and protein packed. Good one!

  14. cookwithrenu Says:
  15. Now taht is a wonderful combination. Kala chana in tomato rice looks delicious

  16. Swati Says:
  17. I too make this with when I have extra boiled chana, though I pressure cook rice and chana together in masala, just like we make pulao. Here I liked how you have used the leftover rice and chana to make pulao.. looks delcious!!

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