This is a simple South Indian variety rice that can be made in less than half hour. This comes handy when I am not sure what to cook or there is no veggies stock in my fridge, So you can guess how simple it is. This pairs nicely with potato fry and also a great accompaniment with just papad and pickle. And a best packed lunch recipe that your kids love to have for their lunch .Check below for step by step instructions and pictures to prepare this protein rich rice recipe.
Rice – 1 cup
Toor dal – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1 , chopped
Tomato – 1/2 , chopped
Garlic pods – 2 , chopped
Green chilly – 1 , slited
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Corriander leaves – Few, for garnishing
Oil / Ghee – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds / Kadugu – 1/2 tsp
Urad dal / Uluntham paruppu – 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds / Venthayam – 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeeragam – 1/4 tsp
Pepper Corns / Milagu – 1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies – 2
Curry leaves – a spring
Asafoetida – a pinch
Wash the rice and dal and soak it for 10-15 mins.
Grab the needed ingredients.
Heat oil in a cooker and temper it with the given ingredients. Wait till mustard splutters.
Then add the onions , garlic and greenchilli and saute till the onions become soft.
Now add the tomato and fry for a min.
Add the drained rice & dal to the onion tomato mixture.
Add water in 1:2 proportion ( rice & dal 1 &1/2 cup means 3 cups of water). Add turmeric
powder and enough salt and give it a good mix.
Close the lid and pressure cook for three whistles and simmer it for 3-4 mins and switch off the flame. Let the pressure releases by itself and open the pressure cooker. Garnish with few corriander leaves.
Drizzle a tsp of ghee and serve hot with potato fry or with any spicy side.
- Adjust the spice according to your taste.
- You can add mixed vegetables 1 cup (carrot, potato, beans, peas ,brinjal and drumstick) to make it more nutritious.
- You can also decrease the amount of chillies and add a tsp of sambar powder to make it a different aromatic taste.
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