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Dal and Rice



Dal and Rice is a popular dish in India and other parts of South Asia. It is a combination of lentils (dal) cooked with rice. The dish is usually served with a variety of accompaniments such as pickles, chutneys, and yogurt. It is a nutritious and filling meal that is easy to make. Dal and Rice is a staple in many Indian households and is often served as part of a larger meal.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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split pigeon peas (toor dal)

1 cup

basmati rice

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, chopped


tomatoes, chopped


green chili, chopped


lemon juice

1 teaspoon

chopped cilantro

1/4 cup



Step 1:

Soak the toor dal and basmati rice in separate bowls for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onion and sauté until it turns golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes and green chili and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 6:

Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder, and salt. Sauté for a few minutes.

Step 7:

Add the soaked toor dal and basmati rice and mix well.

Step 8:

Add 2 cups of water and mix well.

Step 9:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles.

Step 10:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and fluff the dal and rice with a fork.

Step 11:

Add the lemon juice and chopped cilantro and mix well.

Step 12:

Serve hot with your favorite accompaniment.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 16867 users have chowed down on Dal and Rice a whopping 27576 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Indore are the top 5 cities gobbling up Dal and Rice like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Dal and Rice, our users are head over heels in june, but the interest cools down in march.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Dal and Rice is the food of choice for less-than15 female, with people of less_than15 BMI also on board.

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