Choota Dal - Chawal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.5 cups - rice
  • 1 cup - toor dal
  • 2 whole red chillies
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3-4 cloves and peppercorns each
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric
  • 2 onions (sliced lengthwise)
  • 3 tbsp - ghee
  • 1 tbsp - chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp each of cumin and mustard seeds
  • 6-7 cups water

How to Make Choota Dal - Chawal

  • Wash dal and rice separately.
  • Soak in salty water for half an hour.
  • Heat ghee in a large saucepan, fry the onions till crisp and brown. Remove.
  • In the same ghee, add cumin and mustard seeds, bay leaves, chilli, pepper and cloves.
  • Add the reserved water of dal and rice. Allow to come to boil.
  • Add dal and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add rice, turmeric, salt and cook on high for 10-12 minutes.
  • Simmer and cook till the rice is done and water has evaporated.
  • Garnish with fried onions and chopped coriander.