Channa Dal Brown Rice | Healthy Diet

With a quest to try different rice varieties, Amma got herself a bag of brown Rice. Then she searched for recipes that can be made with Brown Rice. This dish was something she made couple of weeks before and we tried it again. 
Brown Rice is supposed to be healthier than the white rice and takes longer time to cook. So you really have to plan for it ahead. Plus the fact that digestion of this takes a bit longer time, it should be an ideal rice for diabetes. 

Cook this in different ways and plan for a variety in menu.



Ingredients Needed

Brown Rice - 1 cup
Channa Dal - 1/2 cup
Whole Ground nuts - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1", finely chopped
Garlic - 1-2 cloves finely chopped
Onion - 1 Medium
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 4-5 nos
Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Red chilies - 3-4
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp







Method  to prepare

Soak Channa dal for 5 hrs or overnight. Soak Brown rice for 2 hours.

Heat a pressure cooker with oil, add curry leaves, onions, ginger and garlic, Peppercorns, Ground nuts, Red Chillis. Fry well. 

Drain the water from Channa dal, add to the pan. Fry well. Then add the drained Brown rice. Mix well.


Add 2 & 1/2 cups of water or more if you want it little soft. Pressure cook for 4 -5 whistles.

Serve hot.

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