Lebanese Lentil Rice

Brown lentils or masoor as it is called in Hindi, mixes well with rice to make a delicious pulao. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Lebanese Lentil Rice

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Main Ingredients Lentils, Basmati rice
Cuisine Lebanese
Course Rice
Prep Time 7-8 hour
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Lebanese Lentil Rice

  • 1 1/2 cups Lentils whole brown, soaked for 8 hours and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups Basmati rice soaked for 10 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic crushed
  • 1 large Onion finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons Browned Onions


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and let the seeds crackle. Add garlic and sauté till well browned.
  2. Add onions and sauté till onions are well browned. Add rice, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add lentils and mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add salt, black pepper powder and mix well. Add 3 cups boiled water, stir to mix, cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Serve hot garnished with browned onions.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2456
Carbohydrates 425.9
Protein 101.2
Fat 38.4
Other Fiber Iron-34.1mg