Urad Dal Garlic Rice

Beach StrollsHow many ways do you know how to cook rice? In my part of the world people would probably respond 1, or 2 at the most. But if you asked in India, the answer would perhaps be in the 100’s. From Spinach Rice (which I made last night), to this beautiful Urad Dal Rice, to plain rice served with a myriad of spicy condiments mixed with the rice or sprinkled over the top. In Indian cuisines there is an endless variety.

Enjoy this rice recipe. The Urad Dal gives the rice texture, crunchiness and taste. The garlic is strong but not overwhelming. The coconut provides a taste of the tropics.

You can adjust the recipe and cook in a rice cooker if you prefer.

Urad Rice

Urad Dal Garlic Rice

Source : inspired by a recipe on a bit of paper in my collection
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
Serves: 4 – 6 people, depending how you use it

2 cups rice
0.5 cup split, white Urad Dal
3 cups boiling water
6 or 7 cloves of Garlic
0.5 cup grated coconut, fresh or frozen
2 tspn salt, or to taste
1 Tblspn Ghee

Roast the urad dal on a flat pan until fragrant and golden.

Add the ghee to a saucepan and stir until melted. Add the rice to the ghee and stir until the rice is glossy with the ghee.

Add the garlic, coconut, salt and roasted urad dal to the rice, and add the boiling water. Cover with a lid and allow to remain on a fast simmer for 5 – 7 minutes. WITHOUT REMOVING THE LID, turn off the heat and let the pot sit for 12 minutes.

Remove the lid and fluff the rice. Serve with a hot coconut chutney (or not) and a dry vegetable curry.

The Rice Series


About Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.
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17 Responses to Urad Dal Garlic Rice

  1. I love your recipe. It’s just simple Indian food! Lovely post. When you have the time do drop by my new space. Would love to hear from you.


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  3. mustardseed says:

    I love this recipe. I love rice and make it is so many different ways. This is new to me I love it!


  4. Ruhee says:

    Greatttt recepie….I tried it with tomato cut n it came out delecious…..THANKYOU


  5. san says:

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    great photography
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  7. shah says:

    daal was very hard,i think it need to be boiled first


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