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Kitcheri With Red Lentils

Traditional Kicheri is a blend of lentils and rice with spices.  This is a very easy dish to make especially with red lentils (Masoor Dal) which cooks in a just a few minutes.


  • 1 1/2 Cup Basmati Rice 
  • 1/2 cup masoor dal 
  • 2 whole clove 
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick 
  • 2 green cardamom pods 
  • 1 tsp of turmeric 
  • 3 bay leaves 
  • 3 curry leaves 
  • cooling soma salt to taste 
  • 2 cups water 


Wash the basmati rice and the masoor dal thoroughly under running water. Put in the pot. Add the water. Add all the spices and bring to a boil on high heat. Then cover and lower the heat to a minimum and cook slowly for 10-12 minutes. After the Kitcheri is ready, sauté 1 tsp of panch phoran in one tablespoon of olive oil. Add a few chopped fresh cilantro leaves. Add onto the kitcheri. Cover again and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.