How to Make Healthy Red Lentil Rice (Masoor Dal Pulao):
Mix the saffron in lukewarm milk/water/coconut milk. Mix well and cook the rice with this mixture. Cool slightly by spreading in a plate. Add little olive oil/ pam spray in a non-stick pan and saute the pearl onions. Season with salt.
Add the carrots and peas and cook for 3-4 min till it becomes soft.
Add the ground paste and stir well till the raw smell leaves, about approx. 5 min.
Add the masoor dal, saute for a min and then add 1 cup of water.
Cover and cook for another 10 min till the dal gets cooked.
Add the rice and mix well. Garnish it with coriander leaves/mint.