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Powdered Dal Rice

16 Jun

Pappula Annam.

A mixture of dals (chana dal, toor dal, urad dal) is roasted on low flame in heavy bottomed pan and powdered. Steamed rice is mixed with the freshly roasted and powdered dal mixture for a quick recipe. Serve powdered dal rice with tomato raita or with any raita of your choice.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Powdered Dal Rice.


Raw Rice 1 Cup
Onion 1 Large
Green Chiles 3 – 5
Toor Dal 1 1/2 Tbsps
Chana Dal 1 Tbsp
Urad Dal 1 Tbsp
Garlic 2 Cloves
Red Chile Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 Tbsps

Method of preparation:

Wash rice with fresh water and cook in 2 cups of water till all the water has been absorbed and rice turns soft and fluffy.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Peel the garlic cloves.

Roast toor dal, chana dal and urad dal in a pan on low heat until they turn golden brown in color.
Remove from heat, cool to room temperature and grind into fine powder using a spice blender.

Heat oil in the wide pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When cumin seeds change color, add chopped onion.
Fry till onion turns brown around the edges.
Add sliced green chiles and grate the garlic into the pan.
Fry till raw smell of garlic is gone or until few seconds.
Stir in ground dal powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Immediately stir in steamed rice and carefully mix all the ingredients.
Remove from heat and keep covered for couple of minutes.
Uncover and serve powdered dal rice with tomato raita or with any raita of your choice.
Notes: Make sure rice is cooked right and the spices are not over roasted.

Suggestions: Adjust green chiles for spice. If rice is not cooked well, add few splashes of water after adding it to the pan and cook covered on low flame. Roast a big batch and keep a jar of freshly roasted dal powder and use it as required.
Variations: You can also add a tbsp of lemon juice if desired.
Other Names: Pappula Annam, Powdered Dal Rice.