Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Lentil rice

This a wonderful recipe which i tried out from a book with a little bit of my own twist to it.Lovely healthy recipe which is quite easy to prepare and will be ready in no time.It contains a very few ingredients .Believe me friend i just love the way it tasted so creamy,rich and lovely....Just cant wiat to prepare it again.





Ingredients:-
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Basmati Rice- 2 cup
Split lentil - 1/2 cup
Bay leaves -1 large
Red onion - 1 large
Green chilly - 1 large
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves-2 tsp
Orange zest - 1 tsp





Method:-
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1.Cook the rice and allow it to cool for 1/2 hr
2.Take the lentil ,rinse it and cook it with bay leaf until just tender,then drain and set aside after removing the bay leaf.
3.Now chop up the onion and green chilly very fine and keep aside.
4.Take a large pan add oil and then saute in onion and chilly till the onion turns transparent.
5.Then to this add 2 tsp of ghee/butter the spice it up with salt,pepper,chilly powder and garam masala .
6.Now add the rice mix properly to combine all the flavours,then add lentil and mix slowly.
7.Now remove the pan from the fire add orange zest and finely chopped fresh green cilantro leaves.Serve hot.....Enjoy

18 comments:

Vcuisine said...

As you said it is healthy too, good combo with the other ingredients. A nice lunch box meal. Tks. Viji

Asha said...

Sowmya,looks great and healthy meal as well.
One question though! *Split Lentil*?! Which dal is that? Masoor,chana dal,hesaru bele,Tuar?

Richa said...

hey that looks Yum, one dish meal:) you used the red masoor dal right?

Sia's Corner said...

simple recipe for gr8 looking dish. i guess i will add little bit of lemon juice too:)

Sharmi said...

this is such a simple recipe. can make em when I am out of veggies.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Dr. Soumya bhat,

Nice photo with my all time favorite rice plate.
Looks yummy.............
Thanks for sharing easy to cook and not much time spending recipe.
Take Care.:)

Roopa said...

simple and nice recipe Soumya,
ths for sharing

Cynthia said...

I have always found that rice cooked with any legume to be such a simple and rewarding treat. Your Lentil rice is certainly testimony to that.

Dilip said...

lovely rice dish...great for lunch idea for me...thanks for sharing

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Every one.Loved the respones thro' your comments.I thought you guys will also love it like us.Thanks.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Asha,
Its red lentil/ Split tuar dal.For your sake i have posted a picture of dal .Enjoy....

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Sharmi i agree its really a good one to prepare when you are out of veggies....

Jeena said...

Hi there great blog, this recipe looks lovely nice pics :)

Bharathy. said...

You have a cute blog here.with an accompanying cute medicinal blog and a fabulous website...

Yeah,will certainly try this rice as lentils are my family's fav.Thanx for dropping by with your encouraging words..

Pooja said...

another healthy meal from you ! nice indeed ! i love the pictures too ! thanks for sharing. :D
-Pooja

Menu Today said...

Hi,
Great one meal dish. Thanks for sharing.
Love the pic of dal.

Sandeepa said...

This one is a killer. The second pic of the red masoor is simply too good. I like that small "ghara"

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Sounds nice and healthy!