Channa Daal Pillau

    1 hour 20 mins

    This quick and easy recipe was shared by my friend Manesh Singh. He has been cooking professionally for years now and is coming up with a cookbook soon.


    Delhi, India
    1 person made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 3/4 cup channa dal
    • 2 cups rice
    • Ghee for cooking
    • A pinch Asafoetida (hing)
    • 3-4 cloves
    • 4-5 whole red chillies
    • 1tsp cumin seeds
    • 4-5 finely chopped garlic
    • Salt to taste
    • Water as needed

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:30min soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Soak the daal and rice separately in water for 30 minutes.
    2. Melt ghee in a pot, add the hing, cloves, red chillies and cumin seed. Cook till fragrant (30-60 seconds) Add the garlic and sauté for 30-45 seconds. Now add the daal and sauté then follow up with the rice and sauté gently for another 1-2 minutes. Add enough hot water up to 1” above the mixture. Salt should be such that the water should taste salty sharp.
    3. Allow water to come to a boil, and then simmer till done.

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