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Dal bhat
By : Srikrupa
Category : Health food
Servings : 4
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
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  1. Wash rice and dal together 2 or 3 times and keep aside.
  2. Take a pressure pan add washed rice and dal, crushed garlic, cumin seeds, slit green chillies, turmeric powder, salt, enough water and cook for 3 whistles, and simmer the flame.
  3. Now add ghee and curry leaves, coriander leaves and mix well.
  4. Serve hot with pappad or spicy pepper potato fry.

Recipe courtesy: Pachanti

Editor`s notes: Lentils, like beans are legumes that are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fibre.

They prevent blood sugar levels from rising quickly after meals and provide steady energy.

They are an excellent source of B-vitamins and protein with minimum fat.

They contain significant amounts of folate and magnesium that help prevent heart disease.

They are an ideal food for weight watchers. It is also high in iron content and prevents anaemia in menstruating women.

Cooking tips: Soak lentils in water overnight. The next day, drain and tie up in a muslin cloth for up to 12 hours to let it sprout. Sprouted lentils release enzymes that are very good for your health. Add them to your salads, sandwiches, uttapam or curries for that extra crunch and nutrition.

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1 cup - rice
1/2 cup - yellow pigeon peas/Thoor Dal/Thuvaram paruppu
10 cloves - garlic
1/4 tsp - turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp - cumin seeds
3 - green chillies
1 & 1/2 tbsp - ghee
Curry leaves, a few
2 tbsp - coriander leaves (chopped)
Salt as per taste
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