May 20, 2008

Brown Lentil Rice

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.

Lentil Rice

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
curry leaves

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!

22 comments:

Shilpa said...

Ohh good...finally you came back :). So happy to see you back. Thats a very nice comeback recipe. Great

Maheswari said...

Nice to have you back manjula..Rice looks delicious..looking forward more recipes from you

Swati Raman Garg said...

rice looks delicious!

Sia said...

welcome bk manjula:) really glad to see u resume blogging. konkani twist and healthy recipes? now i cant wait to see them :)

Asha said...

Good to see you back Manjula.Healthy dish!:)

TS said...

Nice to see you here....Brown lentil rice is indeed healthy. Lovely recipe, Manjula.

cheers,trupti
the spice who loved me

Purnima said...

Manjula, glad to c u back! Ur brown rice barleydosa is a weekly regular at my home..loved this recipe..waiting for forthcoming-Konkani-twist recipes! :D

Uma said...

delicious rice!

nithin said...

Hi Manjula,

Nice to see you blogging again. Couple of question regarding this receipe.
1. Is this same as "Khichadi"?
2. Would adding little bit of "Garam Masala" add some extra punch to it?
Do let me know.

Thanks,

Nithin

Manjula said...

Hi Nithin,
1. In Konkani recipes Kichidi is a sweet dish made with moong dal/cha dal/rice and jaggery or rice!
If you mean the Gujarati Kichadi, this tastes very different than the kichadi I had in the Gujarati restaurant. The brown lentils are very crisp and dont get mushy easily. Soaking them for 30 mins results in firm but fully cooked lentils. The grains remain separate and dry more like pulav than the kichadi.
You can soak the lentils longer and add more water and make this mushy like the kichadi.
2. Yes, use ur imagination. I use different combination of spices every time. I used hing instead of garam masala, to make it taste more Konkani-ish. Garam masala is a big No in Konkani recipes.

Sangeeta said...

Hey I found yr link from Shilpa's blog and I'm glad I found it. My hubby is konkani and I've learnt a little from my mil. So, I'm just happy to read yr blog and some of the recipes are just like my mil's.

Supriya Nair said...

Hi manjhula...welcome back...good to see you back...:)

Usha Kini said...

Hey Manjula nice to see u back.. very healthy rice dish.. looking forward more such dishes from u... welcome back..:-)

nithin said...

Hi Manjula,

Yes. I was refering to North Indian or Gujrati "Khichidi". I know Konkani Khichidi. I prefer the "suger" version than the jaggery one. If I am not mistaken, khichidi is served during one of the days during Kodiyal Teru.

Best,

Nithin

Roopa said...

Hi Manjula, really used to miss your dishes, iam very glad you are back !!

Sorina said...

It look's to good to be through I am definitely going to try this

A&N said...

The brown rice looks really tasty. Also loved the picture of the ginger dal with rice. Really pretty :)

Anonymous said...

Please blog more recipes. One in 3 months slow. Waiting for yummy and nutritious ones

Jeena said...

Welcome back Manjula. :-) Brown lentil srice looks amazing yummy.

Foruall said...

Rice look delicious........and this time with some diiference.... it was awesome when i took first spoon of rice hmmmmmm..... the only hard point was to search for the ingredients where i live...... at that time i got a solution of www.myethnicworld.com which have every ingredient required....

Thankyou once again for sharing such a delicious recepie

PaakaPriya said...

Hi Manjula, Thanks for a great recipe! I had bookmarked this for a while and finally managed to try it out. Extremely easy to make and absolutely delicious!!

Sangeeta said...

Just happened to find this recipe and tried it. Really loved it! Great recipe. Thanks!