Halwai January 19, 2020

Ingredients:

• 1 cup – rice, washed and soaked in water for 30 mins
• 1/2 cup – whole red lentils, soaked overnight
• 1 – Onion sliced thinly
• 4 – Green chillies chopped
• 2 stalks -curry leaves
• 2 tbsp – Coriander leaves finely chopped
• 1 tbsp – Coconut scraped
• 1 – Lemon juice extracted
• 1/4 tsp -sambar masala
• 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
• 1/4 tsp – mustard and Cumin seeds
• 1/2 tsp – Urad Dal white
• 3 pinches – Asafoetida powder
• salt to taste
• 3 tbsp – oil

Method:

  1. Boil rice in salted water till cooked. Drain out excess water, cool in a large plate.
  2. Pressure cook lentils for 4 whistles, drain and add to rice.
  3. Sprinkle salt, masala, turmeric, over rice.
  4. Mix well with hand, without breaking grains.
  5. Heat oil in large pan, add urad dal, allow to sizzle.
  6. Add cumin, mustard seeds, asafoetida, and splutter.
  7. Add curry leaves, chillies, onions. Stir and cook till onions are transparent.
  8. Add rice, sprinkle lemon juice, coconut, coriander leaves. Mix gently.
  9. Cover and t heat for 3-4 mins, stirring in between.
  10. Serve hot, sprinkled with more coriander leaves.

Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering