Channa Daal Pillau

Channa Daal Pillau


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About this recipe: 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.

Priyanka Delhi, India

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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