Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Dhall Rice


Ingredients

1 1/2 cup basmathi/long grain rice - soak 1 hour with yellow lentils. Drain. Set aside.
1/2 cup yellow lentils
6 tbsp ghee/ butter/margarine
1 onion - finely chopped
1 inch root ginger - finely chopped
1 clove garlic - chopped
6 peppercorns - leave whole
1 bay leaf / 3 pandan leaves
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 cups boiling water

Method

1. Melt 4 tbsp of butter in a wok. Add onion and stir fry until it is soft and translucent. Stir in
ginger, garlic, peppercorn and bay leaf. Fry for 3-5 minutes.
2. Add in rice, yellow lentils , salt and turmeric. Stir the mixture . Transfer to the rice
cooker.
3. Pour in boiling water and mix well. Continue cooking until rice is fully cooked and water
absorbed.
4. Stir in the remaining 2 tbsp butter. Continue cooking for 5-10 minutes more.
5. Fluff up the cooked rice and serve.

Nasi Dal

1 1/2 cawan beras basmati - rendam bersama kacang dal selama 1 jam. Toskan. Ketepikan.
1/2 cawan kacang dal
6 sudub minyak sapi/ mentega/ marjerin
1 biji bawang besar - dicincang dadu halus
1 inci halia - dicincang halus
1 ulas bawang putih - dicincang
6 biji lada hitam - tidak perlu ditumbuk
1 helai daun salam kering / 3 helai daun pandan
1 suduk garam halus
1/2 suduk serbuk kunyit
3 cawan air mendidih

Cara-caranya

1. Panaskan 4 sudu besar minyak sapi/ mentega/ marjerin di dalam kuali. Tumis bawang besar sehingga layu. Masukkan bawang putih, halia, biji lada hitam dan daun salam. Tumis selama 3-5 minit.
2. Masukkan beras, kacang dal, garam dan serbuk kunyit. Kacau rata bahan-bahan tersebut. Tuang ke dalam periuk nasi elektrik.
3. Tuang air mendidih dan kacau rata. Masak sehingga nasi kering dan tanak.
4. Gaulkan lebihan 2 sudu besar minyak sapi/ mentega/ marjerin ke dalam nasi. Tanak nasi 5-10 minit lagi.
5. Gembur-gemburkan nasi dan hidangkan.

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