L Cook With Jovi: One Pot Lentil and Grain Mash

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

One Pot Lentil and Grain Mash


ONE POT LENTIL AND GRAIN MASH

This is a winter favourite, both flavoursome and full of nutrition. Easy on the stomach and supremely easy to cook as well. In India, this dish is typically made with rice and lentils. I have substituted the rice for a mix of quinoa and bulgur wheat to make for a healthier version.
  

Preparation Time: 2 mins
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 mins
Serves: 2

Ingredients
Method
  1. Soak the quinoa and bulgur wheat mix and the lentils in water for 30 minutes. The grains and lentils will swell up.
  2. Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker.
  3. Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter for a minute.
  4. Put in the chopped green chillies and stir for a minute.
  5. In the meanwhile, drain the grains and lentil and add to the pressure cooker.
  6. Stir well for about 2 minutes and then add 2.5 cups of water.
  7. Tip in the turmeric powder and 2 teaspoons salt.
  8. Close the pressure cooker and bring to full pressure on high heat.
  9. Reduce heat and cook for 8 minutes.
  10. Remove cooker from heat and allow to cool naturally.
  11. Serve hot with yoghurt.  








Jovi’s Notes
The medium of fat I have used in this dish is ghee. Use of ghee gives added flavour to this dish. Feel free to add an extra tablespoon of ghee to make this even tastier.
I have used a mix of quinoa and bulgur wheat here. However, I also regularly make it with just plain bulgur wheat as well.
Alternate between lentils as well each time to savour a variety of flavours. 

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