Thursday, 27 March 2014

Lentils and Potato Rice

Lentils and Potato rice is a one pot meal flavoured with Indian Spices and can be made very quickly. It tastes similar to risotto. It is called Khichdi and it is one of the most comfort food for all seasons. Khichdi is served with lots of ghee spread on the top.



  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1/4 Cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 Medium potato Chopped
  • 2 Cups of water
  • 1 Onion Sliced
  • 1 Tomato Chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 inch long Cinnamon Stick
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 10 mint leaves (optional)
  • 5 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 Inch long Ginger piece cut in strips
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 3 Tablespoon Oil
  • Salt as required


Directions : 

1. Soak rice and moong dal together in regular tap water for 15 minutes

2. In a pan over medium flame, heat oil. When the oil is hot , add cumin seeds. When they splutter, add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon stick

3. Then add mint leaves , Green Chilli, garlic and ginger. Let the garlic fry for a minute
4. Add sliced onions and fry till they are soft

5. Add tomatoes and fry till tomatoes are mushy

6. Add turmeric powder and salt
7. Add potatoes, rice and dal along with water. Reduce the flame to the lowest setting and let the rice cook for about 20 minutes or until the water is evaporated and rice is cooked



8. Serve hot with red onion raita

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