This kind of rice variety is especially prepared in Uttar Pradesh, India. I have stayed in UP for about 20 years and found this recipe quite handy on a stressful day. It is easy and quick without compromising on nutrition as it contains rice, dal and vegetables, all in one dish.
Rice (Sona masuri/basmati) -1cup
Tur dal (sambhar dal) - 2 tbsp Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Vegetables - which are available (like carrot, capsicum etc.)
Potato - 2 (cut in small cubes)
Onion -1 medium chopped
Green chillies-2 -3 (slit)
Tomato - 2 medium chopped
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1/2 tsp
Cooking oil/Ghee - 2 tbsp
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Soak rice and dal in water for about 1 hour.
Heat oil and add cumin seeds. When it crackles, add onion and fry till it becomes transparent. Now add tomato, green chillies, coriander leaves and fry for another 5 mintues. Add turmeric powder, vegetables, potatoes, salt and garam masala.
Add rice and dal with water and pressure cook for two whilstles and wait till pressure is released before opening the lid.
Serve hot with pickle, curd or coriander/mint chutney.
It is a good variation from pulao or biryani.
I am sending this recipe to narisakhi