Masoor Dal Pulav

Masoor dal cooked with basmati rice with a tang of lemon and cilantro… an irresistible recipe for those who say a big “NO” to dals (lentils).

Cooking Time: 25 mins

Serves : 4

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • Turmeric (pinch)
  •  lemon juice( few drops)
  • cilantro  (garnishing)
  • 3 spring onions (sliced)
  • 3 cloves and cardamom
  • 2-1/2 cups of vegetable
  • 2  garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1-2 green chillies  (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup red masoor dal
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 inch ginger (grated)
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 bay leaf

Method

  • In a pan, add butter, bay leaf, cardamom, cloves, chilli, garlic, onion and salt.

  • When the onions turn translucent, add tomatoes with garam masala and turmeric.

  • Sauté the mixture for a minute.
  • Combine the rice and dal.
  • Stir the dal and rice till they turn aromatic.
  • Combine the vegetable stock.

  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Add water to the mixture.
  • Add frozen peas if you want to.
  • Cover the rice for 9-11 minutes with a lid.

  • Finally add some color to the rice.
  • Garnish with cilantro and spring onions.

  • Sprinkle some lemon drops if you like it little tangy.
  • Serve with papad or raita.

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