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Rice And Lentil Mix

Published Friday, 14 March, 2014 by ridz

My mom makes this and i love it :)



  • Rice = 1 cup (500gm)
  • gram lentils = 1cup (500gm)
  • salt
  • cumin
  • oil = half cup (250gm)
  • onion = 1
  • tomato = 1 (optional)


1. Soak rice and lentils separately in water overnight or 2 3 hours before cooking

cooking the lentils

1. Put the one cup lentils which you have soaked in pressure cooker or a simple pot if you do not have a pressure cooker ( pressure cooker cooks it quickly so its easy)

2. Add 3 glasses of water in it

3. Add half tablespoon salt

4.Add half tablespoon cumin seeds

cooking the rice

close the lid and let it cook on medium to high heat till the pressure cooker blows the whistle after that let it cook for another 3 mins

now open the lid and drain the lentils

save the water of the lentils you will need it later

1. In a wok add half cup oil and fry the chopped onions in it till they turn light brown

2. Now add half glass water in it and let it cook for 2 - 3 mins on high heat

3. After half of the water is dry put this mixture in a blender and blend it

4. Now put it back in the wok

5. Add 1 teaspoon salt in it

6. At this point you can add a chopped tomato if you want

7.Now cook it for 5 mins on high heat and then add the lentils which you have separated

8. Mix it with the onions

9.Now cook it for 2- 3 mins and add the water which you had saved from lentils

10. Now add the rice which you had soaked previously (drain the water in which you had soaked them . We do not need that water)

11. Now mix the lentils with rice a bit

cover the wok and turn the heat to medium

12. After 3 min stir them gently

13. When the water dries up and only a bit is left cover the wok with a cloth and put the lid on with the flame on low.

14.Cook the rice for another 10 min or till you see steam coming out from the sides of cloth

you can eat it with pickles or yogurt or with mangoes . It tastes very yummy and cooks really quickly although the recipe seems long.

do comment if you try and tell me how you thought it was :)

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