Give it a try. I promise you won't be disappointed.
1 large onion, sliced
1 each cinnamon stick, bay leaf - whole
1 tsp whole black pepper
1 dry red chili - whole
1 tsp cumin seeds
Salt as needed
Oil as required
Sauté onion with all the spices till translucent. Keep it aside.
2 cups basmati rice, soaked in water for 15 minutes
2 medium sized potatoes, quartered and deep fried and salted!
3/4 cup whole lentils(Masoor)
Wash masoor. Add water to the onion mix and bring it to boil. Add drained rice and lentils and cook till rice is done. The ratio of rice to water is 2:3. Or you might need to adjust per the age of rice. Once rice is cooked, garnish with fried potatoes and serve with your favorite side dish.
As I mentioned earlier, this dish can be made with split chick peas, fresh or frozen green peas or any kind of beans. You can make dry curry to go with it, or plain simple cucumber raita works best in hot summer months!
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