Saturday, March 1, 2008

Dal Rice

Today tot of posting some recipes which is simple and tasty. After making this rice few months back, this became our favorite recipe. So those who love dal can definitely try this recipe. Very simple to make and comforting food too..

You will need:

  • 1 cup rice
  • ½ cup moong dhal
  • ½ cup toor dhal
  • 1 tbsp whole garam masala(cardamom, cinnamon, star-anise)
  • 5 clove garlic
  • 1 medium onion(finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3 red chilies
  • salt for taste
  • 1 string curry leaves
  • ½ cup coconut milk(optional)
  • 2 tbsp oil/ghee(clarified butter)

Step 1:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, whole garam masala and curry leaves to it one after the other. Add chopped onions to it along with chopped green chillies, red chili and garlic. Saute it for 2 mins and then add chopped tomato.

Step 2:

Now add the washed dal to it along with 2.5 cups of water and pressure cook it till its overcooked. Pressure cooking time differs for each brand.

Step 3:

In the mean time cook the rice separately till its overcooked.

Overcooking rice is purely optional. If you don't like overcooked rice, then cook the rice as per your desired consistency.

Step 4:

When the dal is ready mash the dal using a spoon . Then add the coconut milk and salt to it.

Step 5:

Now mix the cooked dal mixture with the cooked rice. Check for salt. Dal rice is now ready to serve.

Enjoy with appalam/pappadam, fish fry. Very delicious and satisfying weekend brunch for dal lovers..

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