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 is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

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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