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:

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

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

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  3. Hi Priya,

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

    sameena@www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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

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  5. super priya!!..looks delicious

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

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  7. wow that looks inviting Priya. Nice click

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. love that beautiful colour combo! yummy rice

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

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  17. simple and delicious...miam miam...

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

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  19. simple,easy and healthy dish....

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  20. Simple and delicious rice. Different and good one !!

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

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

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

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  24. The Turkish version of pulao is very great!

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