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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mercimekli Pilav - Turkish Rice N Lentils Pilaf

Our long date Turkish friend prepared this rice and lentils pilaf when she invited us quite a long back to her home..I loved this simple, delicious pilaf when she served along with their style of lamb meat stew...As most of us know that am in full swing to try and taste Turkish cuisine, i prepared this pilaf as per my friend's instructions, yeah i called her before preparing this pilaf to make sure myself that this pilaf doesnt go of any special spices or herbs..This pilaf goes simply for either green lentils or brown lentils (horsegram) sauteed with chopped onions in olive oil and cooked along with white rice,pepper powder and salt..Very quick pilaf to enjoy anytime with any sort of side dish..Sending this pilaf to AWED-Turkey guest hosted by Janet, event by DK..

Mercimekil Pilav

2cups Rice
3/4cup Brown lentils
1no Onion (chopped finely)
3tbsp Olive oil
4cups Water
Salt
Pepper powder

Cook the lentils with enough water and salt until they get cooked...dont overcook them and keep aside...Heat the olive oil in a large vessel, saute the chopped onions until they turns transculent, now add the rice and saute for few minutes..add the water,pepper powder and salt to the rice..bring everything to boil and cook in simmer until the rice get cooked, now add the cooked lentils to the cooking rice, cook for few minutes..Put off the stove...Close the vessel with a lid and let the rice sit for atleast 10minutes before serving..

Serve warm with any stew..

36 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

I just love this rice with some turkish curries.
Priya I mailed you regarding the CWS event, just waiting for your reply.

srividhya Ravikumar said... Reply To This Comment

looks lovely priya..

Indrani said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and Superb...love the name of the pilaf






Dr.Sameena Prathap
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Hi Priya,

i just joined in your blog...am your happy follower now...do visit me when time permits...i loved the almond sweet...

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Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

simply yummy and superob

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and elegant pilaf :-)

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

didnt know turkish cuisine was so vast..ive only heard abt the doner kebabs :)

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

simple and easy one...

priya said... Reply To This Comment

super priya!!..looks delicious

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and delicious dish. Sure would taste great with any stew.

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

wow that looks inviting Priya. Nice click

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Simply delicious pilaf!!!

flavourfulbounty said... Reply To This Comment

Yum! Another fabulous Turkish dish. Thank you for participating in AWED. :)

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

You are in a turkish mood this week.
look really good, love those dark spots ont he piaf like tiny beeds :-)

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Very pretty pulav....

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

lovely n pretty..

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and delicous pilaf..

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

super priya!!

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

What a delicious-looking pilaf! I sent you my CWS entry, and I look forward to hearing back from you!

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

lovely pic.. looks healthy.

San said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent pilaf priya,like to try my hand on it.You are always rocking dear.

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

new to know....but i strangely remember eating this rice....looks great

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and easy dish...
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

rv said... Reply To This Comment

Looks simple and tasty. A spicy stew must be a great accompaniment with this rice.

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

hi Priya!how are you? checked your recipes that I missed in last couple of weeks. this one I make often but a different version called muzadra. looks lovely.

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

love that beautiful colour combo! yummy rice

kothiyavunu.com said... Reply To This Comment

The rice looks so welcoming and loaded with the full lentil...too good & delicious..

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

simple and delicious...miam miam...

Deepa G Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

simply delicious and very easy to make. A great break from the usual biryani and pulaos. Btw congrats on the 2nd year of blogging..

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

lovely n yummy rice dear

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Kamalika said... Reply To This Comment

simple,easy and healthy dish....

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and delicious rice. Different and good one !!

Bergamot said... Reply To This Comment

mmm this reminds of the musoor pulao my mom used to make...gotta make her give me the recipe.

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

this looks super delicious and so new to me!bookmarked!

Sweetartichoke said... Reply To This Comment

I love the simplicity of the ingredients and this pilaf looks very delicious!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

The Turkish version of pulao is very great!