Date and Lentil Pulao

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Total Time:
40 mins
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: One-Dish Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 500 g - long grain rice
  • 1 cup - lentils
  • 250 g - butter
  • 1 cup - warm water
  • 250 g - fresh dates, stoned
  • 125 g - dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup - blanched almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup - raisins
  • 1 - small onion, finely chopped

How to Make Date and Lentil Pulao

  • Boil the rice until almost cooked.
  • Cook lentils with water for 20 mins until soft
  • Melt half the butter in water over heat
  • Saute onion in remaining butter until soft and add dates, apricots, almonds and raisins
  • Pour 1/2 of the butter, water into casserole, then add in layers 1/3 of the rice, 1/2 of the fruit mixture, 1/2 of the lentils, 1/3 of the rice, remaining fruit mixture, remaining lentils and remaining rice and finally pour the remaining butter water.
  • Cover with cloth, then with lid and simmer over low heat for 30-40 mins