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One-Pot Lentil Rice

Make this healthy, incredibly delicious, and easy one-pan lentil rice recipe for lunch or dinner!

one-pot lentil rice served on a plate with mint chutney and raita
one-pot lentil rice served on a plate with mint chutney and raita (photo taken from close)
one pot lentil rice in a plate

One-Pot Lentil Rice

Course: MealsCuisine: Vegetarian, IndianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time (Excluding Soak Time)

10

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Make this healthy, incredibly delicious, and easy one-pan lentil rice recipe for lunch or dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups brown lentil (masoor dal)

  • 2 cups basmati rice

  • 2 Tbsp oil

  • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 2 cm chunk ginger, finely chopped

  • 2 medium-size onions, finely chopped

  • 2 medium-size tomatoes, puréed

  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp ground red chilli

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 4 cups water

  • Garnishings
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice

  • 1 Tbsp ghee

  • ½ cup coriander, chopped

Directions

  • Soak brown lentils for 7-8 hours or overnight. Then, strain out the lentils and set them aside.
  • Soak basmati rice for 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Heat a large pan (or kadhai) on medium heat. Add oil, garlic, and ginger. Saute for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add onions and saute for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree and cook for 3-4 minutes. Then, add ground black pepper, ground red chilli, ground cumin, ground coriander, and salt. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Now add the soaked lentils and rice. Mix everything well and add water.
  • Close the lid and cook for about 15-20 minutes on low heat.
  • Turn the heat off and let the rice continue to steam covered for a further 10 minutes.
  • Finally, add ghee, lemon juice, and chopped coriander. Gently mix everything.
  • Serve the rice and lentil mixture hot, with mint coriander chutney and raita on the side.

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