Chickpea, Radish Biryani - Kondakadalai Radish Biryani rice - Chana Radish rice - Mullangi Lunch box recipe - One Pot meal

I had 1/2 Radish in the fridge. I could not make sambar or poriyal with that. I wanted to try rice with it. Now a days our family is particular about protein in each meal. So I decided to add Chickpea to this rice to increase the protein. I was little skeptical about the combo.. My son told me it sounds weird. But after finishing the dish he was saying not bad. When he was having his meal he even went for second serving.. It is definitely a keeper recipe

Bastmati / rice of your choice - 1 cup
Cooked Chickpeas / chana - 1 cup (I have used black but you can use white too)

Grated Radish - 1.5 cup
Red bell pepper - 2 tablespoon
Onion - 1 (sliced thinly)
Tomatoes - 1 (sliced thinly)
Ginger paste - 1/2 teaspoon
Garlic paste - 1.5 teaspoon
Cashew - 7-10
Green chillies - 2 
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Mint leaves - 2 teaspoon (chopped finely)
Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoon 
Butter milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 1.25
Oil - 4 teaspoon


Wash and soak the rice for 10 mins. Drain it. Keep it aside. Soak Cashew in hot water. 
Heat 3 teaspoon of oil. Add onion and fry till transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes off. Add green chillies, Tomatoes and fry for a min. Add Garam masala, Salt and fry till raw smell released. Add chopped bell pepper. And fry for a min. Switch it off. 
After cool off add soaked cashew and grind to smooth paste.  
Heat rest of oil. Add Cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add grinded paste. And fry for a min. Reduce the flame completely and add butter milk. Mix well. 
Now add Grated Radish and cooked chana. Mix well. Add Rice and mix well.
Add 1.5 cups of water. Cook it by closing lid
Once cooked add Coriander leaves, mint leaves and mix well. Let it cook for another min. Switch it off. Keep lid on for another 10 mins
Serve hot