It was a lazy friday and blinked myself in FB and read the posts of this dhal rice traditionally known as Pappu Biyam Koodu in our Naidus community and was craving to immediately cook the same for lunch , infact this is the National Food of Coimbatore Naidus :) . This is my version of Dhal rice which I learnt from my grandma, event hough I dont get the same taste as her magic fingers do still tried to perfect it to some extent.
Rice one cup and (Toor Dhal + channa dhal 1/2 cup) : Washed and soak it together for 2 hours
Onion : 1 big no sliced thin ( or use one cup of chopped shallots (small onion )
Green Chillies: 5 nos slit lengthwise
Tomato : 1 big No sliced
Garlic : 5 cloves of garlic chopped roughly
Mustard Seeds : 1 teaspoon
Tumeric Powder : 1 /2 teaspoon
Channa Dhal : 1 teaspoon
Split Urad Dhal : 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves a few
Coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoon
Oil : 3 spoons
Salt to taste.
1. Take a cooker and heat 3 spoons of oil in it and when hot add mustard seeds and then urad dhal and channa dhal and when it slighlty turns colour , add the onions, greenchillies, curry leaves and garlic and fry well till onions become pink in colour and add tumeric powder & tomatoes and add enough salt and fry till tomatoes starts mushing and then add the soaked rice with dhal without water and fry it in the oil for 2 minutes and then add 2 cups of water in the same cup in which the rice was measured and pressure cook till 3 whistles or according to your normal rice cooking mode.
2. When the steam is off, add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well and serve hot with desi ghee and papadam , pickle, pudina leaves chutney, coriander leaves chutney :)
It is a quick and easy yummy recipe.