This is a one dish meal.You have masoor,rice and veggies in it.During my college days,when I used to travel to Bellapur,my mom used to pack this for me for lunch.so I have my childhood memories attached with it. Curd,pickle and papad goes very well with this dish.
1 cup Masoor
1 cup Rice
1/2 cup Green peas(You can also use carrots or mix veg like peas,carrots and french beans)
8 Curry leaves.
5 Cloves of garlic.
1/2 tsp Asafoetida.
1/2 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
2 tbsp Vatan(Refer Glossary)
1 tbsp Malvani masala(Refer Glossary)
2 tsp Oil.
2 tsp ghee.
Salt to taste.
6 cups Water(hot).
Wash and soak together masoor and rice for 1 hour.Drain and keep aide.
In a pressure cooker heat oil,add asafoetida,curry leaves and chopped garlic.
Saute for a few minutes.Add rice and masoor.Add peas.Mix well.
Add malvani masala,turmeric and salt.Mix well.Add 6 cups of boiling hot water.
Add vatan.Close the lid and cook for 4 to 5 whistles.
After the pressure is released,open the lid and add ghee.
Serve hot,with pickle and papad.
Tip-Consistency of this rice is like khichdi.You can also make it dry like pulav for that instead of 6 cups of water use only 4 cups,and cook upto 3 whistles only.
Happy Cooking !!!