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Rice And Dal

This is what your soul needs, I promise. It’s an easy vegan recipe that’ll warm you this winter. That’s the BrokeFoodies guarantee.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Idriss



  • 2 Cups of red lentils.
  • 1 Tbsp of Coriander seeds
  • 1 Tsp of Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tsp of turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp of canola oil.
  • 2 Medium onions finely chopped.
  • 1 Tsp of garam masala
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 3 Cups of rice. You can use basmati it’s a super choice.
  • 6 Cups of water
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 3 Cardamom Pods
  • Salt to taste


  • Warm up some oil in a deep sauce pan and add your coriander and cumin seeds. As soon as they start sizzling add your chopped onions.
  • Sweat the onions (cook until they become kind of transparent) and then add the rest of your Dal spices
  • Add your lentils, stir and add hot water until your lentils are completely covered. About 4 cups of water should do.
  • In a pot, add your rice and water and the rest of the ingredients. Cook until the water completely evaporates.
  • Keep an eye on your lentils and make sure that they don’t dry out completely and burn. The consistency you are looking for is shown above in the photos.
  • Once your rice is cooked, fish out the cardamom pods and star anise, put the rice aside and let it cool down.
  • Once your lentils are done, taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with some olive oil and fresh coriander and serve.
  • Enjoy !


Cost per recipe : 2.95 $CA
Cost per portion (1/6 th): 0.50$CA
The cost of my recipes is based on the average cost of ingredients I use. It's mostly provided as a guideline for you to understand the true savings you can make when you choose to cook at home.