Rice is the staple in the Asian countries. Bangladeshi cuisine too has pulao , biryani and khichuri made of rice. As I has to make vegetarian rice preparation , I thought of making vegetarian pulao. Then changed to this rice prepared with moong dhal , this rice has become everyone’s favorite in our family. This rice is usually served by bangladeshi’s with fried Hilsha , beef rezala , omelette , Pickled onion alu bhorta. We had it with aloor dom.
Some use whole moong dhal while some use split moong dhal. Masoor dhal can be used instead of moong dhal.
1 cup moong dhal
2 cup Basmati rice
½ cup ghee / clarified butter
1 onion thinly sliced
1 tsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger paste
2 green chillies
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
5 cup boiled water
1 tbs salt
Wash and soak rice and dhal for ten minutes.
In a deep pan , melt ghee , add the bay leaf , cinnamon and cloves sauté for a minute.
Add in the sliced onion and sauté till it becomes translucent.
Add the ginger garlic paste , green chilli and sauté.
Add the soaked rice – dhal and sauté for two minutes.
Add in salt and boiled water , close the pan with a lid and cook for 20 minutes or till the rice is done.
The rice is ready to be served.
Serve with spicy curry or with aloor dom.