Soppukadale Chitranna/Fresh Chickpeas in Lemon Rice

Soppukadale/Kadalegida is my all time favorite. It had been ages since I feasted on them. Winter vegetables like fresh peas, avarekaalu, soppukadale etc are cooked in different ways in each household of Karnataka. A housewife has to be creative to create as many dishes as she can out of them. Although avarekaalu (hyacinth beas/surti papdi) are available through out the year these days, the crop harvested in winters are most flavorful (sogadu tumbida kaayi as we say in Kannada)


Mom and MIL makes kosambari/salad, chitranna and adds these fresh chickpeas to upma also. We love all three. Here is Chickpeas Lemon Rice for you. The recipe for lemon rice is very simple.

You need the following to make Chickpeas Lemon Rice :
Chickpeas : 1 cup (Variations: cooked Avarekaalu/Fresh Peas)
Cooked Rice : 2 cups (left over rice is also suitable)
Green Chillies : 4 chopped length wise (or adjust according to your hotness levels)
Kadalebele(Chanadal) : 1tsp
Uddinabele (Uraddal) : 1tsp
Mustard : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric : 1tsp
Curry leaves: 8
Coriander leaves : 1tbsp (chopped)
Lemon Juice : 1 tbsp (or adjust according to your taste)
Oil : 2 tbsp


Method :
If you are using hot rice, spread the rice on a wide plate and let it cool
Heat oil in a wide pan. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle.
Add chanadal, uraddal and let them brown
Now goes curry leaves and chopped green chillies. Give a good stir.
Add turmeric and fresh chickpeas. Stir well again. Lower the flame and cook them with lid covered on the pan. Add little salt to avoid dehydration of freshchickpeas. Chickpeas get cooked very fast. It may take around 1-2 mins for them to get cooked. Swith off the stove.
Add rice, remaining salt, chopped coriander and lemon juice. Mix well. Serve hot.

Variation to the above recipe which is already blogged on Taste of Mysore :
Sprouted Green Chana Rice Where dried green chickpeas were used.
Sprouted chana usli - a stirfried vegetable
Longbeans and sprouted kadalekaalu palya - a stirfried vegetable

Event Participation:
Soppukadale Chitranna goes to JFI-Chickpeas hosted by Sometime Foodie . JFI was a brainchild of Indira of Mahanandi blog.
My Legume Love Affair was started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook. Also this goes to Srivalli's My Legume Love Affair-7th helping.



Dibs said...

A week away from blogging, and there are so many recipes to catch up with! I've had soppu kadale in Mysore. Used to love peeling them and popping them in our mouths just like that! I haven't ever tried them in a dish. The lime rice looks delicious! Are you back in S'pore?

Priya Suresh said...

Wow fresh chick peas lemon rice looks delicious..its has been long time havent ate fresh chick peas..just drooling over them..

Deepthi Shankar said...

wow nice idea. I remember eating this loong ago

Unknown said...

I have tasted this kadale in hyd longback my mil use to make kurma with this your rice looks so mouthwatering lakshmi.

Shama Nagarajan said...

new recipe to me....yummy

Finla said...

I have never seen or had fresh chickpeas.
The rice looks yummy delicious.

lubnakarim06 said...

I saw these in veg market many times but i don't know about them. Thanks for the info. Recipe looks yummy.

Susan said...

How delish! I've prepared a rice dish w/ frozen green chickpeas, but would love to try them fresh out of the pod.

Happy New Year!

FH said...

Look who is baaaack?! :D

OMG! You get every Indian stuff in Singapore, do you? Lucky girl. I used to eat this soppu kadale when I was in school! :))

notyet100 said...

wil mke tis for breakfast soon,..:-)

Sharmi said...

waw, never seen a fresh chickpea. very nice chitranna recipe! nice info too.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Hasi Kadale! Wow... tindu tumba dinane ayitu.. Mysore nalli bidi nele martare!

Trupti said...

I love fresh chickpeas's has been long time I haven't ate this rice..rice looks very delicious Laxmi

Ashwini said...

Looks Delicious.. My daughter loves fresh chick peas.I add them to many dishes but have not tried for chitranna. Will definitely try..

Cham said...

You can send to FIC yellow also LK! I make some curry with the fresh peas, this one looks delicious too!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lakshmi u got soppukadale lucky yaar...missed that ...lovely dish...time pass kadale na...BTW howz ur india trip ?

Unknown said...

I never knew any recipes withs soppu kadale, we just ate it as such. BTw do u get this in singapore...

Unknown said...

we used to just eat this peas raw..have never seen this being cooked.nice recipe..looksa yumm..

Uma said...

Now I know what to do with the fresh peas I bought recently! the rice looks so delicious and aromatic.

DK said...

Chickpeas in lemon rice! Thats cool! Will try it:)

Srivalli said...

LG..thats such a wonderful post..I have never seen a chickpea plant...lovely!

Adlak's tiny world said...

hey same pinch.. i too posted lemon rice,yrs is diffrnt and adding chick peas sounds good n tasty idea.

Chitra said...

Lemon rice with chickpeas.good idea:)looks good:)

KonkaniBlogger said...

Ya, breaking them from the pod ans eating was a good timepass back when we were kids. I make this Chitranna with the frozen green kadale, of course, not as good as fresh ones, but chalega :)..

ms said...

Hi Lakshmi,
thank you for your very informative entry to JFI Chickpeas. It looks delicious!!