Adas Polo

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READY IN: 4hrs
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak lentils in 2 cups water for 2 hours. Bring to a boil, then cook over low heat for 1/2 hour or until soft. Most of the water should be evaporated or absorbed. Set aside.
  • Soak the rice in lightly salted water for 1/2 hour. Pour off nearly all the water. Put the rice in a pan with 3 cups boiling water. Cook the rice over moderate heat for 10 minutes (partly cooked).
  • Drain and rinse rice under cold water. Drain and set aside.
  • Put 2 tablespoons oil in a pan large enough to hold potato slices in a single layer.
  • Add the broth, turmeric and coriander seeds and shake pan briskly to mix. Arrange the potato slices to fit the bottom of the pan.
  • Mix the lentils and rice together and spread the mixture over the potato slices, but shape it into a pyramid.
  • Cover the pan and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons oil over the rice. Cover the pan with paper towels, and place lid on top.
  • Cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes more to develop a crisp crust.
  • Serve warm.
  • Serves 4 to 6 as a side dish.
  • Variation: Omit coriander seeds and add 2/3 cup raisins to the lentil/rice mixture.
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