1 cup - basmati rice, soaked in water for at least 30 min
1 cup - pearl onions
3/4 cup - masoor dal (red lentil), soaked in water for 30 min
1/2 cup - peas
1 pinch - saffron
2 - tomatoes, chopped
1 - carrot, chopped
olive oil/pam spray
For the paste:
2 to 3 cloves - garlic
1 inch piece - ginger
3 tsp - coriander seeds
3 tsp - poppy seeds (khus khus)
2 tsp - cumin seeds
1 tsp - fennel seeds
1 - bay leaf
1 - cardamom
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.
Recipe courtesy: Dhivya Karthik
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