Friday, September 19, 2014

Drumstick Leaves, Brown Rice & Dal Bhath

We are having a nasty hot weather, i dont felt like cooking for hours in kitchen as the climate is super humid.I cant live without my pressure cookers,they makes really our lives easier and anything cooked with them goes hardly for less time when compared with the dishes cooked in pans or in kadais.Obviously i opted for a hearty and healthy one pot meal with mixed dals,brown rice and drumstick leaves for our yesterday's lunch. This dish will definitely goes for quick cooking and you can enjoy this food anytime of the day served simply with papads, potato chips or else pickles.I used organic Brown sona masoori rice with toor dal,masoor dal and moong dal along with fresh drumstick leaves. You can also add veggies in this healthy food or else any other greens as you prefer.

Drumstick Leaves,Brown Rice & Dal Bhath, Brown rice Dal Baath

This healthy dal bhath makes an excellent meal for any ages, pack them in a lunch box am sure once can have a satisfying meal. Adding greens makes this already healthy one pot meal more healthier and simply rich in Iron as drumstick leaves are known very much for their iron content. This dal bhath is my kid's favourite, he loves this fantastic one pot meal simply with papads for his lunch while the elder one love to have this incredible comforting food with fried eggs. Yes each and everyone at home have their own way of having this healthy food.Am sending this healthy dish to Indus Ladies Kids Lunch Box Recipes.

Drumstick leaves Dal Baath, Brown Rice dal bhath

2cups Organic Sona Masoori rice/Brown rice
1/2cup Mixed dals
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Lemon juice
1tbsp Sambar powder
Few curry leaves
1/2cup Drumstick leaves
1tbsp Oil
1tsp Mustard seeds& urad dal
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
2nos Dry red chillies
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato(big & chopped)
Few curryleaves
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tsp Ghee

Wash and soak the rice and dals together for 15minutes in 6 cups of water and keep aside.

Take now the soaked rice and dals with drumstick leaves, turmeric powder,sambar powder,salt in pressure cooker along with the soaked water.

Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan, let splutters, the mustard seeds,urad dal,cumin seeds,dry red chillies,slit opened green chillies and asafoetida powder, add the curry leaves, fry for few minutes.

Now add the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes and saute until the veggies turns mushy.

Add this mixture to the pressure cooker.

Close the cooker with the lid and pressure cook upto 3 whistles.

Once the steam gets off, open the lid, give a stir.

Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice.

Toss gently.

Serve hot topped with ghee or pack in lunch box.


Poornima hegde said... Reply To This Comment

Inviting pic! looks tempting and yummy..

Angie Schneider said... Reply To This Comment

Rice and lentils are super together. This looks very tasty, Priya.

Elisabeth Foodandthrift said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, such a tempting, easy, and delicious side dish that I would love to try!

VidyaLakshmi Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Very very healthy one pot meal which contains all nutrients. It must be very tasty.

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

healthy pack of energy..feeling hungry,Priya :)

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Khichdis are my favorite too. Very comforting food.

Priya Nm said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and super delicious bath.I am sure kids will love it.

Gloria said... Reply To This Comment

this looks so much like the daal khicdi ..loved the addition of drumstick leaves