-3 medium sized onions

-4-5 cloves of garlic

-1/4 tsp of asafoetida

-4-6 leaves of curry leaves

-2 inch piece of ginger 

-3tbsp peanuts (preferably redskin on)

-1 1/2 cup toor daal (yellow lentils)

-2 cups rice

-1 teaspoon turmeric powder

-1 teaspoon red chilli powder

-1 teaspoon khandeshi masala(substitute with extra 1 teaspoon of garam masala)

-1 teaspoon garam masala 

-3 tbsp oil (coconut oil /peanut oil)

-Salt as required

-Coriander leaves to garnish (optional I didn’t have any so 🤷)

How to:

  1. Wash rice and daal till water runs clear
  2. Finely cut onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies
  3. Heat pan, drizzle in the oil sauté ginger and garlic till fragrant (4-5 minutes)
  4. Add in onions 
  5. Add one masala at a time (garam, khandeshi, red chilly powder, turmeric) 
  6. Sauté well till onions and masala are cooked well in oil
  7. Tumble in veggies if using any (recommended veggies: potatoes, french beans, carrots)
  8. Add curry leaves, green chillies, peanuts
  9. Add in washed rice and daal
  10. Cook for 30 mins—until rice and lentils are cooked through. 
  11. Serve with dahi/yogurt, ghee and achaar. 

a shot of the spicy rice

Posted by:Lalita Salgaokar

Butter-loving Mumbai bred New Yorker.

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