Monday, May 10, 2010

Laal Vaal na bhaat

A simple sprouts and rice combo prepared South Gujarati way.


Laal vaal na bhaat

Ingredients

1 cup laal vaal ni daal

1 cup rice

salt to taste

1 tbsp raisins

1 tsp Gujarati Garam Masala

1/2 tsp sugar

3 cups water



Grind to a fine paste

1/4 cup cilantro/coriander leaves

2 garlic cloves, peeled

1/2" ginger

3 green chilies



Tempering

2 tsp oil or ghee/clarified butter

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 sprig curry leaves, torn

1/8 tsp ajmo/owa/carrom seeds/ajwain

1/2 tsp asafoetida

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Method

1. Rinse and drain rice.

2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add the tempering ingredients.

3. As they sizzle, add raisins. When they puff up, add ground paste.

4. Fry for 5 minutes. Add rice and vaal daal. Saute for 2 minutes.

5. Add 3 cups water, salt, sugar, Gujarati garam masala. Bring to boil.

6. Close the lid. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.

7. Serve hot with chhas or yogurt.



Note -

1. Basmati or Surti Kolum rice can be used for this recipe.

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