How to make Red Lentil Rice - Add that nutritious angle to this rice preparation with red lentils.

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Main Ingredients : Red lentils (मसूर), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Red Lentil Rice

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Red Lentil Rice Recipe

  • Red lentils soaked overnight 1/2 cup

  • Rice soaked 1 cup

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom 3

  • Cloves 3

  • One inch Cinnamon sticks 2

  • Black peppercorns 6

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and peppercorns and sauté for a minute.

Step 2

Add ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Drain and add rice and red lentils and saute of a few minutes.

Step 4

Add three cups water and salt, cook till the rice and lentils are soft and mashed.

Step 5

Sprinkle garam masala powder and add lemon juice. Mix well.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.