Black Gram Rice, also known as Urad dal Rice, is a popular and flavorful dish from India. It is made by cooking black gram lentils (urad dal) with rice and a variety of spices. The dish is known for its rich and nutty flavor, and it is a popular lunch box recipe. It is typically served as a side dish with a variety of meats, vegetables, and curries. Here is a recipe for how to make Black Gram Rice at home:
- 1 cup of black gram lentils (urad dal)
- 1 cup of rice
- 2 cups of water
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- Salt, to taste
- 2 tablespoons of ghee or oil
- 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro for garnish
- Rinse the black gram lentils and rice in several changes of water until the water runs clear. Soak the lentils and rice in water for 30 minutes.
- In a pot, heat the ghee or oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and onion. Sauté until the onion turns translucent.
- Add the minced garlic, turmeric powder, and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
- Drain the lentils and rice and add them to the pot. Stir well.
- Add 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot with a lid, and cook for 18-20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the lentils and rice are cooked through.
- Remove from heat and let it sit for
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