Jaisalmeri Chane Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Bengal Gram (Chana)Raindrops Basmati Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups Yogurt
  • 4 tsp Gram Flour (besan)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 3-4 Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 4 tbsp Pure Ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaves (chopped)

 

How to make Jaisalmeri Chane:

  • Soak bengal gram overnight in sufficient water. Drain and pressure cook the grams in sufficient water till soft. Drain the water and store it aside.
  • In a bowl, take the chanas and mash them lightly.
  • In a different bowl, take yogurt, gram flour, turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and mix well taking care not to form any lumps.
  • Add green chillies and mix. Add one cup of the reserved liquid and mix.
  • In a pan, heat the ghee and add asafoetida, cumin seeds to it and cook till light brown.
  • Pour in the yogurt mixture and stir well.
  • Once cooked, add gram, salt and leftover water. Bring it to a boil and cook for five minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

 

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A Heavenly Affair

 

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Rice is always considered to be Godly or heavenly from the ancient times in India and other parts of the world. Right from the sowing of rice grains in the fields till harvesting of Rice, every stage of its production is celebrated or worshipped. In fact in every rice-producing state or country, rice is associated with at least one god or goddess. For example in India, Rice is associated with the goddess of wealth and prosperity, Laxmi. It is also said that, in every household where there is always an abundance of rice grains, goddess Laxmi will always reside in that household ensuring abundance of wealth and prosperity.

In fact, in some places in south east Asian countries, men are not supposed to enter the rice fields due to their consideration as the rice field as their goddess. Hence only women work or eligible to enter such fields.

But if we go by the statistics, we can see rice as the biggest feeder to the mankind. In fact more than 60% of the world’s population feeds on rice.  Naturally, when it feeds so many people, it has to have some property which is close to the mankind most, ie. Love. So its not wrong to say rice as an heavenly substance.