Dal Pulao

Posted: May 9, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Since childhood my body is programmed in such a way that I need to have rice once in a day. If I don’t have rice once, it feels like I didn’t had anything to eat and will start craving for some. Whenever we used to travel and after reaching home, the only food you want to have is simple dal chawal(rice).  Atleast this happens to everyone in my house.
Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking from the scratch but still wanted to have something simple which requires not much cooking and still satisfy my palate. For those days this one pot meal is perfectly fits in the menu.  This dish is simple pulao with orange lentil and some veggies. You can add or omit whatever you have in your hand and make this.Hence made this version of pulao which is truly satisfying and delicious at the same time.
Dal Pulao

Dal Pulao


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup masoor dal
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper+green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon corinader powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
Dal Pulao

Dal Pulao


  • Heat oil in a deep skillet, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add onions, garlic, bay leaves, green chillies and cook until onions turns slight brown in color.
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, carrots, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt to taste. Cover the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Wash rice and dal together for 2-3 times in running water and then add it to the pan and mix everything together.
  • Add 2 cups of water, cover the pan and cook on medium heat untl the rice is done and all the water is evaporated.
  • In between the half way of cooking rice, add chopped pepper to the pan and mix everything and cook.
  • Once done, uncover the pan and fluff it with fork and serve hot with raita and pickle of your choice. Enjoy!!
Dal Pulao

Dal Pulao

  1. Woww.. looks so delicious and colorful.. very tempting clicks !!
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  2. nisha says:

    gosh that is such a brilliant idea..must try it sometime

  3. Joyti says:

    I need my rice at least once a day too! It was the thing I missed most when I first left for college…no rice in American universities apparently.
    The pulao looks delicious…

  4. Sadhana says:

    This looks delicious. Love the colors.

  5. Panchpakwan says:

    Delicious and colofrul rice..loving it:)

  6. Sridevi says:

    Dal Pulav looks yummy. Healthy one pot meal. Loved your colorful Jalfrezi also.

  7. Mary says:

    This really looks delicious and it has great eye appeal. The color is wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  8. Raji says:

    Lovely pulao with masoor daal…looks delectable.

  9. Plateful says:

    So true, rice is a staple in our homes! Ahh, the dal pulao looks utterly delicious! Would you plz pass me that bowl….?!!

  10. Pam says:

    I rarely eat rice but I am not sure why because I love it. This dish looks flavorful and delicious.

  11. Lovely and healthy dish..makes me hungry.

  12. suparna says:

    Thanks for the visit 😛 hope to see u around often…
    The dal pulao looks so comforting and filling.

  13. Rachana says:

    Such a lovely pulao…am hungry now 🙂

  14. Reva says:

    Hi, truly delicious simple dish. It reflects the homely touch filled with love:) First time here and enjoyed browsing around… glad to follow u:) Keep posting some more delicacies … would to have a virtual visual treat…

  15. SURESH Hari says:

    Cant take my eyes from ur delectable pulao,simply inviting..

  16. Aruna says:

    First time here……….
    pulao looks perfect and delicous…
    lovely clicks
    U have a wonderul space, with interesting recipes, glad to follow u 🙂
    viist mine, when u find time.

  17. Abhilash says:

    Suman, my father also says the same dialogue that he needs rice once a day. For me it was never a problem. I have anything and everything 🙂

    The pulav looks delicious. Amma also used to prepare this for me often.

  18. daksha says:

    This dal pulao sounds like a lovely dish! I’m a fan of puy lentils!

  19. Chaitanya says:

    very yummy dal palov …. love that … new to me … never tried with masor dal ….

  20. Swathi says:

    Dal pulao looks awesome color and delicious. I am going to try them.

  21. nothing to beat the comfort of dal n rice right?- the pulao looks delish !

  22. Gauri says:

    Looks like we have similar cravings. I need rice atleast once in a day and am always looking out for new things to cook with rice. Nice recipe.

  23. Sobha Shyam says:

    wow..looks so colourful…loved the recipe..thanx for sharing this dear!!

  24. biny anoop says:

    wow dear…that looks perfectly cooked and yum

  25. Dal pulao looks so very yum.I am going to try this soon.

  26. we call it as kichidi …i just love them anytime as you said specially on tried days with soe raita or pickle…divine!

  27. Krithi says:

    Simple and comforting one-pot-meal.. love the play of colors…
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  28. Rosa says:

    Pulaos are fantastic and this one looks delectable!



  29. Looks tasty and colorful too…

  30. kshipra says:

    rice look lip smacking. btw i luv rice too.

  31. Nandini says:

    Wow! It’s truly a tempting pulao! I’ve added it in my list of “dishes to cook”.

  32. Priti says:

    Looks so gud …pass tht bowl here ….am hungry

  33. aipi says:

    Totally drooling over it ~ wholesome n filling rice dish 🙂
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