One pot meal - Mujadara

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Total Time:
60 minutes
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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  • 1 cup - whole green gram
  • 1.5 cups - Basmati rice
  • 4 - onions, chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp - butter
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • 1 tsp - cumin powder
  • 1 -2 tsp - red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp - coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

How to Make One pot meal - Mujadara

  • Cook the lentils and rice (in three cups of water) separately till cooked, but not mushy.
  • Heat oil and butter, add the onions and fry them till they are brown. Stir frequently to avoid burning.
  • Once they are brown, drain them in a napkin and keep aside.
  • In the left over oil in the pan, add ginger garlic paste and cook for a minute.
  • Add cumin powder, garam masala, salt followed by half of the fried onions, lentils, chilli flakes and rice.
  • Gently mix everything together and turn off the heat.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle the rest of the fried onions and chopped coriander leaves on top.
  • Serve with plain yogurt or raita.
  • Recipe courtesy: My Kitchen Trials