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Kitcheri With Red Lentils

  • 1 1/2 Cup Basmati Rice 
  • 1/2 cup masoor dal 
  • 2 whole clove 
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick 
  • 2 green cardamom pods 
  • 1 tsp of turmeric 
  • 3 bay leaves 
  • 3 curry leaves 
  • soma salt to taste 
  • 2 cups water 

Wash the basmati rice and the masoor dal thoroughly under running water. Put in the pot. Add the water. Add all the spices and bring to a boil on high heat. Then cover and lower the heat to a minimum and cook slowly for 10-12 minutes. After the Kitcheri is ready, sauté 1 tsp of panch phoran in one tablespoon of olive oil. Add a few chopped fresh cilantro leaves. Add onto the kitcheri. Cover again and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.


Rice and Quinoa

  • Basmati Rice 1/2 cup
  • Quinoa 1/4 cup
  • cardamon 5 pods
  • cinnamon 2 small sticks
  • clove 4 pieces
  • bay leaf 2 pieces
  • salt 1 tsp

Method of cooking

Wash rice and quinoa, add about five cups of water in a medium size pot. Add crushed cardamon, clove, salt and bay leaf. bring to a boil and then reduce heat, cook for 9 mnts, drain it on to a col-lander. let stand and drain for 6-7 minutes, serve warm.

Most basmati rice cooks in about 9-10 mnts which is the same cooking time for quinoa.

If you are trying to avoid rice and need more protein make it 50/50 rice and quinoa.