I must definitely whole heartedly acknowledge that this recipe is from my husband! hehe :)
This is a traditional coimbatore cuisine, very specifically. Another quick recipe, healthy too!
My mom used to make this and the aroma would fill the entire house.. that me and my brother would smell it even before entering the house, getting back from school......hmmmmm.. Good old days they were!
Rice - 1 cup
Toor dhal - 1/3 cup
Chopped Onion - 1/3 cup
Chopped tomatoes -1/2 Cup
Garlic Cloves - 6
Red Chillies - 4
Garam Masala - 1/2 tbsp
Chilli Power - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - A pinch
Corriander Powder - 1/2 tsbp
Moong dhal - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
Method: Soak the rice and toor dhal in enough water (to cook) for 15 minutes.
Heat a Pan and pour the oil, once the oil heats up, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let them splutter. Then add the red chillies and moong dhal and fry for sometime before adding onions and garlic. Saute the onions till they turn golden brown and add the tomatoes. Keep stirring and add the coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala md pinch of turmeric and salt. Keep stirring till the mixture cooks and it need not fry completely as anyways we are going to cook this again.
Transfer the cooked ingredients to a pressure cooker and add the soaked rice and dhal to it.Add more water if needed and pressure cook this till the rice cooks. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
This is so easier to cook and much more healthier compared to lemon rice and tomato rice vagaira!