Ek Top na Dal Bhat

Ek Top na Dal Bhat is a one pot meal with rice , lentils and vegetables . Whole veggies are added , which are stuffed with a spice blend and cooked along with rice and lentils .

Ek means one and Top is a pan , the actual pronunciation would be toe – p . Dal Bhat is lentils and rice . This is my post under the A to Z series that we have started this year where I have picked the theme Pick One Indian State and Make Three Dishes . For the month of February I have picked Gujarat . The alphabets this month are D, E  and F. 

Dal – Bhat shaak is a quintessential Gujju meal and we see that they find ways and means to incorporate DBS somehow or the other ! Yes,  DBS stands for Dal Bhat Shaak ! When we talk of DBS , it reminds me of my cousin whose mom’s a Gujju , while looking for boys , she made very clear that she didn’t want to get married to a DBS types ! Hey ! I don’t mean to offence the Gujjus , and come to think of it what is wrong in having a complete meal , DBS kinds .

Living in Gujarat , i too love their style of everyday food , it’s basic and simple , gets done in a jiffy ! The Gujju Khichadis are very popular and the Ek Top na Dal Bhat is on the lines of a Khichadi with vegetables , which makes a very delicious healthy meal .

Ek Top na Dal Bhat

Recipe Source : Tarla Dalal

Ek Top na Dal Bhat

Ingredients

To be ground into a paste

2 tsp coriander cumin powder
1 tsp chilly powder
1/2 cup fresh coconut
2 green chillies
1/4 cup coriander leaves
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger / garlic paste
Pinch asafoetida
Salt to taste

Other ingredients

1 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup tover dal
10 baby onions
10 baby potatoes
1/4 cup green peas
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp red chilly powder
Salt to taste
Ghee

Method

Grind all ingredients under the paste .
Wash and soak the dal at least 2 hours prior to cooking rice.
Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
Peel onions and potatoes , wash and slit them.
Sprinkle with salt . Let stand for 10-15 minutes.
Stuff the onions and potatoes with the ground paste.
Heat 2 tbsp of ghee and add a pinch of asafoetidia.
Add the stuffed vegetables and peas , sauté for a few minutes .
Add rice and dal , all spices and sauté again .
Add 31/4 cups water. Let the rice cook 75 % , then cover and cook on dum till done.
For cooking on dum place a iron griddle under the pot , cover the pot with a lid and place a heavy object ( i used my brass mortar & pestle ).
Drizzle hot ghee before serving .
Serve with Banarasi Laal Mirch ka Achaar and Dahi .

Ek Top na Dal Bhat

Here are some more One Pot Meals that you can enjoy –

Palak Matar ki Khchadi

Parda Biryani

Baked Vegetables and Spaghetti with Spinach and Cheese Rolls

Mexican Stuff and Stand Bowl

 

Check the new series we are doing.
A – Z  Pick One Indian State and Make Three Dishes
Punjab
Gujarat
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Ek Top na Dal Bhat
Ek Top na Dal Bhat is a one pot meal with rice , lentils and vegetables . Whole veggies are added , which are stuffed with a spice blend and cooked along with rice and lentils .
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Servings
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Grind all ingredients under the paste .
  2. Wash and soak the dal at least 2 hours prior to cooking rice .
  3. Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes .
  4. Peel onions and potatoes , wash and slit them .
  5. Sprinkle with salt . Let stand for 10-15 minutes .
  6. Stuff the onions and potatoes with the ground paste .
  7. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee and add a pinch of asafoetida .
  8. Add the stuffed vegetables and peas , sauté for a few minutes .
  9. Add rice and dal , all spices and sauté again .
  10. Add 31/4 cups water. Let the rice cook 75 % , then cover and cook on dum till done .
  11. For cooking on dum place a iron griddle under the pot , cover the pot with a lid and place a heavy object ( i used my brass mortar & pestle )
  12. Drizzle hot ghee before serving .
  13. Serve with Banarasi Laal Mirch ka Achaar and Dahi .
Recipe Notes

Ek Top na Dal Bhat

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5 thoughts on “Ek Top na Dal Bhat”

  1. This sounds like a nicer version of khichdi, and what not to love when potatoes and pearl onions are added? Totally loaded with flavor… that platter looks so good…

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