A variation of the traditional rice-dal dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 5 people



  • Clean the rice and red gram and soak it in water.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in the pressure cooker.
  • Add fenugreek seeds followed by cloves, pepper, cinnamon and cumin seeds.
  • Add onions and crushed ginger, chillies and garlic and saute it.
  • Add chilly powder, coriander powder, asafoetida, garam masala and salt and mix well.
  • Add tomatoes, mix well and cook for 3 - 4 mins.
  • Drain off the water from rice and red gram and add it to the mixture in the cooker.
  • Mix well and cook for 5 mins.
  • Keep stirring so that it doesn`t stick to the bottom of the cooker.
  • Add enough water (appx. 7 cups) so that there is a layer of 1.5 cm of water floating on top of the rice-dal mixture.
  • Mix well and then close the cooker with it`s lid.
  • Pressure cook upto 3 whistles.
  • :- Serve hot with curd and pickle.
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Response (1)
  1. N
    Navaneeth October 31, 2008

    Food is very tasty with curd.

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