Iam not fond of one pot meals. But my family loves it and coz of that, I always make it and most importantly, look out for real good recipes. Sharmis recipes are like my tamil cooking Bible. O yes, it is really good...otherwise I wouldnt even have bothered to post it. This one is for keeps!!!!
Rice: 1 cup (I used boiled rice/Puzhangalarisi/puzhukkalari)
Toor Dal: 1/2cup
Water: 5 1/2 cups
Tamarind: a small ball
Oil: 1 tbsp
Mustard: 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds; 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves: 1 sprig
Pearl Onions :8
Carrot: 1/2 chopped
Tomato: 1 chopped
Green Peas: 1/4 cup
Potato: 1 chopped
Asafoetida: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Sambar Powder: 1 heaped tbsp
Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp
Soak the tamarind in 2 cups water. Keep aside.
Wash Rice and dal and soak in water For 10 minutes.
In a big pressure cooker, heat oil, splutter mustard, fenugreek, curryleaves.
Throw in the onions and tomatoes and saute till tomatoes are mushy.
Add the turmeric powder. sambar powder, asafoetida salt and all the vegetables and saute well.
Add the rice and dal.
Add the 2 cups tamarind water, 3.5 cups plain water.
Keep the lid and weight and pressure cook for 6 whistles on high.
When the pressure releases, open lid, pour a tbsp ghee, 2 tbsp coriander leaves and mix.
Serve warm with fryums or papad.
Recipe Source: Sharmis Passions