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07 December 2012,03:58 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
25 minutes

Cooking Time :
30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Put the cleaned lentils and rice into a bowl and cover with water. Soak for 10 - 12 minutes, then drain well.
  • Heat the oil in a large heavy pan and fry the cloves and cumin seeds until the seeds are begin to splutter.
  • Peel the potato, then cut it into chunks. Thinly slice the onion and set aside .
  • Add the onion and potato chunks and fry for at least 5 minutes. Add the lentils, rice, turmeric and salt with water and fry for a further 3-5 minutes. Bring to the boil.
  • Cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes until all the water has been absorbed and the potato chunks are tender. Leave to stand, covered before serving.


  • 175 grams tuvar dhal or red split lentils
  • 125 grams basmati rice
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoon Cooking oil
  • 4 whole cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 320 ml water

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