My dear readers, Thank you for all the emails and inquiries as to why I was missing from action. I just needed sometime for myself to rejuvenate and start with the cooking experiments again. The good news is that I have been cooking more health recipes with a Konkani twist. You will see much more whole grain recipes in the future.
Here is a recipe that my family loved the most - Brown Lentil Rice.
1 cup white rice
1 cup brown lentils
3 cups of water
2 cups crisp veggies like carrots, green beans, lima beans, edamame
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp hing
2 tsp oil
Soak the lentils for 30mins. In the meanwhile, prepare the veggies. Chop the veggies into bite size. Wash rice and keep aside.
In the pressure cooker or a rice cooker, heat the oil. Pop cumin, add curry leaves, hing and chilli powder. Fry till fragrant. Add coriander & cumin powders mix thoroughly. Add the veggies, lentil, rice and water. Add salt. Cook for 3 whistles. Let it cool down on its own. Do not open the cooker in the hustle, it might end up mushy.
You can use frozen mixed veggies available in supermarket too. But do not use veggies like cauliflower, bellpepper that cook faster, they tend to get mushy when cooked under pressure.
Serve with Curd or Raitha.
Enjoy the delicious hearty one pot meal!