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Punjabi Kofta Rice - Whole urad dhal kofta rice recipe - Healthy rice recipe - Lunch recipes - Dinner recipes - One Pot meal

I saw this recipe in one of the magazines. It looked amazing with less spices. Also I had some black whole urad dhal in stock for quite sometime. So decided to use that. Rice turned out to be very tasty with the crispy potato and Urad dhal kofta. This rice is a really nice combo of flavours and nutrition. This is a perfect one pot meal for your kids lunch box .. I lost all the step by step pics will update once I am able to do it again
For Rice:
Basmathi rice - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Ghee / oil - 1 teaspoon
Bay leaves - 1
Potato - 1 (slice it thinly)
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon

For kofta:
Whole gram dhal - 1/2 cup
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Garlic - 4 Flakes
Garam Masala -1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Green chilies - 2 (finely chopped)
Besan flour / Bengal gram flour  as required


Wash and soak the dhal for 5-6 hrs. Cook it with salt till it is soft. Cook it directly on the flame (don't pressure cook). Drain the extra water.
Grind it with Mint, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, green cillies, salt, Garam masala into coarse paste.
Make small flat balls and deep fry them. Keep it aside.
Shallow fry thinly sliced potato. Keep it aside
Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins. Drain the water. Heat ghee and add bay leaves, Chilli powder and yogurt(add yogurt in low flame). Fry for 30 sec. Add Rice and fry for a min. Add 2 cup of water and required salt. Cook it. 
Add fried kota, Potato and coriander leaves. Mix well
Serve hot
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  1. Very interesting recipe...looks yum..would love to try it

  2. I get the scent and I love the spices for this one pot complete awesome meal.

  3. Wow this is such an yummy rice ish to try out.. loving the kofte

  4. New and delicious recipe, the rice looks superb..

  5. Never tried kofta rice..this looks yum..

  6. this is kind of new to me...kofta rice sounds to try looks delicious

  7. Love the idea, it's new to me :-)

  8. This looks fantastic, I want to try it..

  9. Looks like a very interesting platter of rice...

  10. looks fantastic,would love to try!!

  11. So Flavorful and interesting recipe...would like to try it sometime :)

  12. Hmm which is better - black urad dhal or Gram dhal ? Interesting combo ... Must try !!! Ta


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