Easy peasy Mujadhara in a pot

One evening, I wasnt particularly in the  mood to cook. But my dearest husband was coming later than usual. IMG_3999So at the last moment, I scrambled to make something for dinner. Hmmm…what do I cook that is easy and yet healthy! I saw lentils lying around…then it hit me…Mujadhara in a single pot! It takes very simple ingredients to make this delicious meal. One pot, one protein and one healthy meal.


Lentils – 1 cup dry or 1 can lentils

Rice – 1 1/2 cup

Onions – 1 medium size (chopped julienne)

Green chillies – 2 (finely chopped)

Garlic – 2 small cloves (finely chopped)

butter – 1/2 stick (you can substitute olive oil if you prefer healthy)


Cumin powder- 1 tsp

Cinnamon – 1 small stick

Bay leaves – 2

Turmeric – 1 tsp

Salt to taste


One pot

How to

Add butter (or oil) to the pot and saute garlic until its aromatic.IMG_3998 Add the spices and saute for a min. Add the julienne onions to it and continue to saute it until its brown. If the lentils are dry, then soak in warm water for 10 mins prior. Add the rice and lentils to the pot and cover with enough water to soak the mixture. Cover and cook in sim for about 10-15 mins. Check to see if you need more water, and add if needed. Once the rice is cooked, fluff with fork. All done.

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