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Dhal (Lentil) Rice Recipe
by Navaneetham Krishnan

Dhal (Lentil) Rice

Rice and dhal scented with ghee and spices.

Rating: 4/5
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Prep time: Indian
Cook time: Servings: 4 person

Goes Well With: its a main dish


  • 2 cups Basmati rice - washed.
  • 1 cup yellow dhal/lentil
  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger - chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • Coriander leaves & fried onions - for garnishing


  1. Boil dhal with 2 cups of water till half cooked.
  2. Separate dhal from the water and keep both aside.
  3. Heat ghee and when heated, sauté onion, ginger and bay leaf .
  4. Add rice, stir for a couple of minutes.
  5. Tip into rice cooker and season with salt.
  6. Pour in the reserved liquid (the water dhal kept aside) and water ( both should come up to 3 cups).
  7. Add garam masala, stir and let it cook.
  8. Once cooked, fluff up and garnish with fried onions and coriander leaves before serving.