Turmeric Rice Bowl with Masala Chickpeas & Peppers - Global Vegetarian

Turmeric Rice Bowl with Masala Chickpeas & Peppers

Turmeric Rice Bowl
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 17m
  • Ready In : 27m

This is my go to recipe when I want to make a deliciously nourishing meal in under 30 minutes.

After bringing the rice to a boil, you reduce the heat down to low, set the timer, and while the rice is cooking, you can easily finish making the Masala Chickpeas & Peppers.

You don’t have to be vegetarian to love this food. It’s a fabulous Meatless Monday meal idea with lots of protein, dietary fibre, essential vitamins/minerals as well as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory spices.Indian Vegetarian Cooking course


  • Turmeric Rice
    1 cup basmati rice
    2 cups water
    ½ tsp turmeric powder
    ½ tsp salt
    1 tsp olive oil

  • Masala Chickpeas & Peppers
    1 can (540ml or 19 oz or 2 cups) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    2 cups chopped bell peppers (variety of colours)
    1 cup frozen green chickpeas or peas
    ½ medium onion, chopped
    3-4 cloves garlic, minced
    2 Tbs grapeseed or olive oil
    1 tsp cumin seed
    ¾ tsp salt
    ½ tsp garam masala
    ½ tsp paprika
    ½ cup coconut milk
    Handful roasted cashews
    Fresh chopped cilantro


Step 1

Turmeric Rice
1. Rinse well and soak rice for about 15 minutes. Drain.
2. Put drained rice, water, salt, turmeric and oil into a medium pot with lid. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Set timer for 17 minutes, allowing rice to cook undisturbed. Remove lid and fluff rice with a fork.

Step 2

Masala Chickpeas & Peppers
1. Heat oil in large saucepan on medium high. Add cumin. Roast the cumin for about 1 minute until it becomes a bit toasted and releases its fragrance.
2. Add chopped onion and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes before adding the chickpeas, peppers, spices, and coconut milk. Cook for about 6-8 minutes, depending on how you like your peppers.
3. Throw in cashews and a handful of chopped cilantro. Turn off heat.
4. Serve by arranging the turmeric rice, masala veggies, plain yogurt and shredded radish into a bowl, with a wedge of fresh lemon or lime.

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Rav Padda on March 13, 2018

    The vibrant colours of this beautiful dish are so inviting……I can’t wait to make it. Even the sliced lemon has a special place on the plate to make it complete!

    • posted by Parkash Bains on March 19, 2018

      Thank you so much! Please share how you like it once you’ve tried it.


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