A Delightful Blend of Rice and Pulses (v)

A Delightful Blend of Rice and Pulses (v)

Light, fluffy Basmati is filled with delicious lentils and a mix of fragrant turmeric, hot chili powder, as well as fresh ginger, making it perfect for vegetarians.

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Recipe

To Serve

  • Basmati rice
    400 grams
  • Green gram, whole picked and washed
    40 grams
  • Lentils, picked and washed
    30 grams
  • Split red gram, picked and washed
    40 grams
  • Bengal gram, picked and washed
    40 grams
  • Refined oil
    100 ml
  • Salt (to taste)
    1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric
    0.5 tsp
  • Chili powder
    0.5 tsp
  • Ginger paste
    0.5 tbsp
  • Garlic paste
    0.5 tsp
  • Water
    1 litres
  • Large ovenproof pan with lid

Method

1

Heat the refined oil in a deep pan; add the green gram, lentil, split red gram, and Bengal gram; stir to mix well. Reduce heat and stir-fry for 5-7 minutes. Add 1 cup water and bring to the boil. Cook until the mixture is tender.

2

Add the salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder ginger and garlic pastes; mix well. Add the drained rice and stir to mix well with the cooked grams.

3

Add 3½ cups water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and cook until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.

4

Cover with a tight lid and keep in a preheated oven (170°C / 325°F) for 10 minutes.

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