Combination of Rice and red lentil cooked in spices. Great meal for anytime.

Servings: 4 | Time To Prepare: 30 min | Submitted By: Chitra Nag


  • 1, cup Basmati Rice
  • 1, cup Red Lentil
  • 1, cup Green Peas
  • 1, large, chopped Tomato
  • 1, large, chopped Onion
  • 3, cloves, chopped Garlic
  • 1, inch, finely chopped Ginger
  • 4, chopped Green Chili
  • 1, tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1, tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2, tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2, tsp, whole Cumin Seeds
  • 3, Bay Leaf
  • to taste Salt
  • 1, tsp Sugar
  • 3, tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2, tsp Ghee
  • 6, cup Water


  1. Wash rice and red lentil and keep in a large strainer to drain out the water.
  2. Heat cooking oil in a pressure cooker. Add whole cumin seeds and bay leaf and fry to light brown.
  3. Add onion, garlic, ginger, green chili and fry to light brown.
  4. Add tomato, chili powder, turmeric powder. Fry in medium heat for a few minutes. Do not let the spices stick to the bottom of the cooker.
  5. Add green peas.
  6. Add rice and red lentil, sugar and salt. Fry for about a few minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Add 6 cups of water. Add ghee and garam masala.
  8. Close the pressure cooker lid and cook till one whistle.
  9. Remove from heat and release pressure. Keep covered.
  10. Serve hot with ghee and fried potato or papad or omlette.


asingh (5/4/2002)….Very tasty recipe. My wife was not feeling well and we wanted to cook something fast and simple. I cooked this one and it turned out great. Very simple and very tasty. Must try. I also made some omlettes to go along with it. Make sure to release the press

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