I tasted Urad Dal rice in one of my Friend's place and it was made using Black Urad dal. If I said the rice was "Heavenly", it will not make justice to the taste. I sometimes get this uncontrollable craving for Rice that I go to make a spiced rice and have it right away. Recently Naveen bought a huge pack of Urad Dal for his Dosa batter. I am not a fan of Dosas myself but I knew I could make that Urad dal rice with the white urad dal Naveen bought home.
I asked for the recipe and instantly got it. I made this Urad Dal Rice and I have got to say, it tasted just like the one that my friend's mom made.
|Nutritional Information (Approx) (per serving)|
|Urad dal||3/4 cup|
|Mustard seeds||1 Teaspoon|
|Cumin seeds||1 Teaspoon|
|Lemon juice||1 Teaspoon|
|Coriander leaves||to garnish|
* Soak Urad dal in water for 25-30 minutes. In a Pot or pressure cooker, heat oil and add mustad and cumin seeds. Fry till the mustard seeds starts to splutter. Add bay leaf and fry.
* Add chopped onion and green chillies. Fry till onion looks transparent. Drain and add Urda dal and Rice. Mix and fry for 5 minutes.
* Add water, salt and lemon juice and bring it to boil. If using pressure cooker, cook for 2 whistles and remove from heat. If using a pot, cook till the rice and dal is completely cooked.
* Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.