Dal Masala Rice

Dal Masala Rice, a simple and quick to make Indian rice variety. Rice and dal are cooked with whole garam masala and garnished with cashews & coriander leaves. Even, bachelors can cook this delicious rice within minutes. No hassle of grinding masala or complex procedure involved. Adding thoor dal enriches the taste and also protein rich. Try this Dal Masala Rice and let me know your comments!!!

Dal Masala Rice
Dal Masala Rice

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Recipe CategoryMain
Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

Dal Masala Rice
Dal Masala Rice


Basmati Rice1 Cup
Thoor Dal1/2 Cup
Bay Leaves2
Ghee3 teaspoon+ 1 Teaspoon for garnishing
Cashews2 Tablespoon
Cinnamon Sticks1" Stick
Cumin Seeds1 Teaspoon
Green Chillies3
SaltTo Taste
Coriander LeavesFor Garnishing
Garam Masala1/2 teaspoon
Curry Leaves1/2 teaspoon

Dal Masala Rice
Dal Masala Rice

  1. Take basmati rice & dal in a vessel, add water to soak. Set this aside for 15 mins

  2. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and saute for a minute. 

  3. Add cumin seeds, vertically slit green chilies along with curry leaves and saute it 

  4. Now add garam masala and mix it well. Drain water from basmati rice+dal and add it to the pan. 

  5. Add 4.5 Cups of water along with salt and stir well. Add this mixture to the rice cooker and cook till it come to warm mode. We can also pressure cook it for 2 whistles or cook rice in the pan itself

  6. Heat a teaspoon of ghee in a pan. Add cashews and roast them in ghee till it turns golden brown. Keep this roasted cashews aside

  7. Once the rice is cooked, garnish with roasted cashews & finely chopped coriander leaves

  8. The yummy dal masala rice is ready to serve. This goes well with crispy potato fry or onion raitha or potato chips 
  9. Dal Masala Rice
    Dal Masala Rice

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How abt adding veges like green peas,potatoes,carrot to that??

Looks great...let me try

Hi maami,
Tomorrow's Lunch box receipe is Dhal masala rice for my son n Husband. Do post more lunch box receipe's really helpfull.



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