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A one pot meal that can also serve an entire family and is done in no time. The use of whole moong dal provides for an interesting texture to this meal.

Kind of Food: Main Course
How long:
25 mins
Makes: About 2 cups
Pot & pans: Pressure cooker

1/4 cup whole moong dal (green gram dal)
1/2 cup rice (any type) –
1/4 cup matchstick carrot
1/4 cup frozen peas (thawed)-
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1.5 cups water
1 Tbsp ghee (clarified butter)

How to cook:
Combine moong dal, rice, carrots, peas, salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt and pepper powder with water in pressure cooker and put it on the stove on medium flame for 3 whistles or according to your pressure cooker. Once the pressure is dropped, open the cooker and add the ghee and mix thoroughly.

Make it Fast, Fun, and Facile! – Sri

Tips, Tricks & Alternatives:
If you are using an electric pressure cooker, you could run it for the same time required to cook rice in it (~7 mins)
You could do a thadka# (seas
oning) with mustard seeds, asfoetida and curry leaves the Indian way.

Serving ideas:
Serve it as the main dish with yogurt as an accompaniment.
For older kids, you could use any side dish like sambhar, chutneys or gravies.


October 23, 2008 at 6:10 pm Leave a comment

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