Crispy onions and green lentils rice

One pot meals are always helpful when you have less time on hand. With indian rice dishes we never seem to run out of choices for making the rice.
Rajani's mujadara is just one of them. We tried it for today's lunch and enjoyed every bit of it. This tastes different from regular khichdis due to the intense flavors of ginger garlic mixed with crispy onions.

1 cup basmati rice
1/4 cup Split Green lentils with skin 
1 tspn ginger garlic paste
1 onion sliced thin and long
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp butter
1 tspn coriander cumin seeds powder
1 tspn garam masala
1 tspn red chilli powder
salt to taste
1) Cook the rice and lentils in separate containers , slightly undone, using twice the amount of water and 2 whistles each in pressure cooker
2)In a large pan, add butter and oil.
2) When hot, add the sliced onions, keep stirring until the onions are crispy. Drain and keep aside
3)In the same pan, add the ginger garlic paste. Saute it
4) Add the cooked lentils, rice and the rest of ingredients. Stir well.
5) Add salt and cover with lid.
6) After about 5 min, serve hot with sprinkled onions on top.

I served this with yogurt from the pack. This was delicious and the onions added a nice crunch.


I am going to try this today itself....khicdi week is going on..:))like the idea of cooking the rice and lentil looks:)
vidhas said…
simple and delicious meal. Love the idea of addding crispy onions.
Answer for your doubht. I used button mushroom, since we are adding all at the end of the dish the recipe called for boiling every thing, you can add raw mushrooms at the beginging too.
Anonymous said…
Wow that looks yummy... Look how beautiful those fried onions look!! Bookmarking this
Raksha said…
this looks delicious
Rajani said…
I have made this many times and keep falling in love with it every time! Now that you mention it, it does sound like a version of khichdi.

Thanks to google, I also learnt that the original Mujaddara rice is cooked until it resembles a stew. This recipe is an adapted version. Planning to try the original recipe sometime!
Priya Suresh said…
Nutritious and definitely a super filling rice, inviting.
so lovely rice... surely ll try out soon... yummy...
Pavani said…
Such a delicious variation for good old khichdi.. Looks yummy.
Chef Mireille said…
looks so appetizing
Srivalli said…
That's very interesting way of cooking rice and garnishing as well...guess the fried onions give a wonderful taste!

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