alice Dave's Note:
An easy to make Indian dish with an AMAZING flavor. I found this recipe on Bawarchi.com, an online Indian cookbook. I modified it only by increasing the amounts of spices used because it seemed like it would be kind of bland with the amounts suggested. So, this is an authentic spicy Khichadi.
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- 1 cup basmati rice (long-grain fragrant rice)
- 1/2 cup red lentil
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 small green chilies, finely chopped
- 2 stalks curry leaves
- coriander leaves
- 1/4 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut (if sweetened then strain before adding to dish)
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 1 tablespoon sambhar masala (buy at Indian grocer)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons mustard
- 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
- 3 tablespoons white Urad Dal (buy at Indian grocer)
- 2 -3 pinches asafetida powder
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1Boil rice in 2 1/2 cups of salted water till cooked. The water should taste as salty as you would want your rice to taste. The extra 1/2 cup of wate is to ensure that the rice does not become too dry.
- 2Set the rice to cool on a large plate.
- 3Cook the red lentils until soft. Remove extra water and add to cooked rice.
- 4Sprinkle salt, Sambhar masala and turmeric over rice, then mix well without breaking the grains.
- 5Heat oil in a large pan, add Urad dal, allow to sizzle.
- 6Add cumin, mustard, asafoetida, allow to splutter.
- 7Add curry leaves, chillies, onions and cook till onions are transparent.
- 8Add rice/lentil mixture, sprinkle lemon juice, coconut, corander leaves.
- 9Mix gently but thouroughly over medium flame allowing to heat.
- 10Serve hot with extra coriander for garnish.
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Nutritional Facts for Spicy Lentil Rice
Serving Size: 1 (185 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 441.9
- Calories from Fat 144
- Total Fat 16.0 g
- Saturated Fat 4.9 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 39.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 63.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 8.9 g
- Sugars 3.6 g
- Protein 13.4 g
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