Horse gram masala brown rice is a healthy version of a traditional Coimbatore special Arisi parupu satham in which regular rice and toor dal is substituted with brown rice and horse gram. Check out my old posts to know more about the benefits of horse gram which plays a vital role in weight loss. This delicious rice can be served with any veggie curry or raita. Soaking time is very important for brown rice as it helps to cook the rice perfect and fast.
1 Cup Brown rice ( I have used Dawaat Basmati brown rice )
1/2 Cup Horsegram
1 Big Onion, Finely chopped
3 Green chillies, sliced
4 -5 Garlic pods, sliced
1 Tomato, Finely chopped
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Tsp Chilli powder
1/2 Tsp Coriander powder
Few Curry leaves
Salt to taste
4 Cups of Water
Few Coriander leaves for garnishing
1 Tbsp Olive oil or Gingelly oil
Wash and soak horse gram overnight.
Wash and soak brown rice for 1 1/2 hours.
Heat oil in a cooker or deep pan and add mustard seeds.
Once it starts spluttering, add garlic pods followed by green chillies and curry leaves.
Add the chopped onion and saute till it turns light brown color.
Add chopped tomato and saute till it turns soft.
Add turmeric powder followed by chilli powder and salt.
Mix well, add the measured water and let it boil.
Once it starts boiling, add the soaked rice and horse gram by draining the water.
Mix well, simmer the flame and cook till the rice gets cooked.
Once done, garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
Keep aside for 5 - 10 minutes and then serve hot.
Serving Options :
Serve hot with low fat onion raita or mint chutney.