Mediterranean Chickpea Rice | Chickpea Rice

Mediterranean Chickpea Rice | Chickpea Rice


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1cup canned chickpeas
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbs flour
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups cooked Basmati rice
  • 2 tbs chopped parsley
  • 1 tbs chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup roasted chopped pistachios (optional)
  • salt and pepper   


      Toss the sliced onions with flour and deep fry until crisp, sprinkle with salt and set aside. Heat olive oil in a sauce pan, splutter cumin seeds. Add curry powder, fry for 5 seconds.(Do not burn the masala). Add the canned chickpeas along with bit of salt and saute for 2 minutes, set aside. In a big bowl, toss together the cooked rice, parsley, cilantro, raisins, pistachios, chickpeas, crispy onions,
 and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with raita, pickle etc.

Recipe Adapted from Here


  1. Beautiful chickpeas rice, love the addition of nuts and raisins.

  2. Oh I love chick peas. They are so versatile and delicious and healthy too. Great salad. ~ Catherine

  3. very simple yet elegant...adipoli!


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