Black channa with dill leaves rice

Black channa1


This recipe is my mom’s favorite. Thank you mom for continued support, good wishes and blessings.

Black chana with dill leaves is a perfect one pot meal. This recipe I used sprouted black chickpeas, using dill leaves is a typical Indian style.

Health benefits:

Chickpea/garbanzo bean are healthy addition to any diet as they are naturally low in fat, high in fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals.

Dill has been used as a herb in most of the salad dressings/pickles. They help in good digestion, relief from insomnia, hiccups, diarrhea, dysentery, respiratory disorders, cancer etc. it is also good for oral care.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Soaking time: 6 – 8 hours


  • Brown Rice -1 cup
  • Water-2 cup
  • Black chana-1/2 cup
  • Chopped onion-1 num
  • Chopped capsicum-1 num
  • Washed and chopped dill leaves-1 bunch
  • Salt-as per taste
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Mustard -1tsp
  • Curry leaves-5-6

For masala grinding:

  • Desiccated coconut- 1/2cup
  • Green chilli-3-4
  • Pepper corns-5-6
  • Fennel seeds-1tsp
  • Chopped ginger-1tsp
  • Coriander- few springs


  • Chopped coriander- a handful


  • Wash and soak black channa overnight; drain and set aside.
  • Throw all the ingredients mentioned under grinding table to a blender/mixer and blend it to coarse paste by adding some water if required.
  • Now heat oil in a cooker pan add mustard seeds, curry leaves as it splutters add onion and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add capsicum, chopped dill and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add drained black channa, ground masala paste and fry for few minutes.
  • Add measure water and let it come to boil and add salt as required and add broken wheat mix well cover the lid and pressure cook for 4-5 whistels.
  • Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid

Black channa2

  • Garnish with coriander
  • Serve hot with yogurt/raita:

Capsicum Raita:

Capsicum raita

Flaxseed Raita:

Flaxseed raita1

Peanut Cucumber Raita:

Potato Capsicum masala rice4


  • Canned chickpeas can also be used.
  • You can use sprouted chana/ any pulses of your choice.
  • You can replace broken wheat with rice and follow the same procedure.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 16, 2015, in Indian, Main dish and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 43 Comments.

  1. I love chana and eat daliya almost exclusively in place of rice. This is such a treat for me.


  2. Love dill and you’ve given me another reason to enjoy it 🙂


  3. deliciouslynell

    Neat recipe!


  4. Ummey @notbikiniready

    I love it ! I can see why it’s your mom’s favorite!


    • Thanx Ummey. …blessed with lovely friends like you all, encouraging hubby and parents. ..miss my dad a lot as hez not on this earth to see all this as he was a foodie…..ya beleive hez watching me from somewhere….thanx a bunch dear. …


  5. Looks soo good!Oh..didnt knw dill had these many nutritious values!!


  6. Learnt a new way to cook broken wheat will try soon:-)


  7. Hi Chitra! My mom is sitting next to me saying, “Ah, I love dill!” 🙂 I think you should send some of this our way! 🙂
    I have really been wanting to experiment with chickpeas, but just haven’t done it yet.


  8. I am sure gonna try this, looks just so yummy and inviting so much 🙂


  9. ❤ This is probably one of your best presentations so far. Stick to this timing and the same place too. Looks so deli ❤


  10. Looks yum Chitra, love the presentation! My hubby loves Daliya and I shall make this for him 🙂


  11. wow !!! this looks so good 🙂


  12. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  13. Love Daliya, this version looks so good 🙂


  14. This is amazing Chitra…have never had anything like this before!


  15. Very flavourful and healthier due to the presence of brown rice Chitra..will try this for sure..

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  17. I love the addition of dill leaves. We make kale channe ka pulao but never thought of adding dill to it. Im so tempted to try now.

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