9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Dal Bhat w Rice

Friday, September 4, 2015

Dal Bhat w Rice

Today we are travelling to our neighboring country - Nepal to relish their National food - Dal Bhat with Rice.. When I was searching for the combos this was one of the first ones I had selected but could do it only yesterday!!! I made this for lunch and it was a very comforting and satisfying meal.. The best part is that you felt like eating home food but it is an International one!!! Serve this hot with steaming hot rice!!




Toor Dal / Tuvaram Parupu - 1 cup
Oil - 1 table spoon
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Garlic - 1 table spoon (minced)
Onion - 2 medium (chopped)
Green Chili - 2 (slit cut)
Ginger - 1 tea spoon (grated)
Red Chili - 1
Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tea spoon (optional)
Lemon Juice - 1 tea spoon
Salt - 1 tea spoon
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tea spoon + 1/2 tea spoon
Coriander Leaves - 2 table spoon (chopped)


Wash the dal well and pressure cook it with 2 cups of water and 1/4 tea spoon turmeric powder
Cook for 3 whistles or until it is well done
Set aside
Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds
Once the cumin seeds sizzle, add the green chili, garlic and ginger
Add onions and salt and cook until the onions are tender
Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder and cook for a minute
Add 1/2 cup water and bring it to a boil
Add the boiled and mashed dal and mix well
Bring it to a rolling boil and remove from heat
Add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves
Serve hot with rice!!




Basmati Rice – 1 cup

Water – 1 1/2 cups

Oil – A few drops

Salt – A generous pinch

Coriander Leaves – for garnish



Wash the basmati rice well and soak it in enough water for 15 minutes

Drain the basmati rice and set aside

Boil 1 1/2 cups of water in a bowl

To the drained basmati rice, add the boiled water, oil and salt

Mix well

Microwave on high for 15 minutes

Once done, remove it and fluff it with a fork

Garnish with coriander leaves

Serve hot!!

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  1. Good combination...your clicks have come out very well sowmya..

  2. Very tempting combo ,love to have it anytime.

  3. Nice combination and a comforting food.

  4. Thick dal and rice makes me hungry, one of the best and definitely a comforting food, would love to have this combo rite now for my lunch.

  5. Love this thick consistency dal with rice.. healthy meal
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  6. Guess this is a popular choice this week ! Looks comforting

  7. Wanted to try this combo for a while. you have done it perfectly.

  8. Even I had it book marked but then didn't do it. very simple yet delicious combo..

  9. comforting dish. Dal and rice are popular in this BM i believe.

  10. Same pinch! Lovely combo, right?

  11. What a comforting and delicious combo Sowmya. Looks delicious.

  12. Beautiful combo , comfort food at its best.

  13. It is one comforting meal. I too made the combo albeit slightly a different version and loved it.

  14. have to say - never thought of making rice in microwave


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