This is a healthy main dish for lunch. It has dal, rice and spinach in them and taste really delicious with some pickle and papad. I love it hot with a drizzle of ghee over it. YUM.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins
Serves: 3 to 4
Rice – 1 cup
Dal – 1/2 cup ( i used masoor dal)
Oil – 2 tblspn
Ghee – 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Dry Red chillies – 2 broken
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi – 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves a handful
Onion – 1 large chopped
Garlic – 10 peeled
Tomato – 1 chopped
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder/ Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
Spinach – 3 cups chopped
Water – 3.5 to 4 cups
Coriander leaves a handful finely chopped
Wash and soak rice and dal for 30 mins.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard, cumin, dry red chilli, asafoetida and curry leaves.
Add in onions, garlic and saute for 2 mins.
Add in tomatoes and mix well,
Add in salt and turmeric and mix well.
Add spinach and mix well.
Add drained rice and dal, along with water.
Bring it to a boil and cook for 3 whistle and simmer and cook for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go by itself.
Add coriander leaves and ghee and mix well.
|Wash dal and rice|
|soak for 30 mins|
|prepare your other ingredients|
|heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker|
|add mustard, cumin and dry red chillies|
|add a good amount of asafoetida|
|add turmeric powder|
|add lots of curry leaves|
|add onions and garlic|
|saute for couple of mins|
|add salt and turmeric powder|
|add in some spinach|
|add the drained rice and dal|
|bring it to a boil|
|cook till done|
|add ghee and coriander leaves|