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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
Total Time 55 minutes

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

Instructions

  • 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 asafoetida .
  • 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 .

Notes

Ek Top na Dal Bhat
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