Carrot and Moong Dal Pulao

Perfect for hurried mornings when you want something simple yet flavourful to carry along to work, or on a tired night when you want to prepare a nutritious dinner for your family in a jiffy. With carrots and moong dal for colour, texture and good health, and assorted spices for flavour, this quick and easy Carrot and Moong Dal Pulao makes a wholesome meal. Serve with a tomato-based subzi on days when you have time, or with just a bowl of curds and lots of love when you are in a rush.

Carrot and Moong Dal Pulao

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Carrot and Moong Dal Pulao recipe - How to make Carrot and Moong Dal Pulao

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1 cup chopped carrots
2 tbsp green moong dal (split green gram) , washed and drained
1 cup rice (chawal) , washed and drained
1 tbsp oil
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
25 mm (1”) stick cinnamon (dalchini)
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste

For Serving
fresh curd

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the cloves, cinnamon and bayleaf and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add the onions and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the carrots, rice, moong dal, salt and 2 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Serve hot with fresh curds.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy211 cal
Protein4.8 g
Carbohydrates38.8 g
Fiber2.9 g
Fat4.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A301.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B31.1 mg
Vitamin C2.2 mg
Folic Acid16.1 mcg
Calcium28.2 mg
Iron0.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium7.5 mg
Potassium116.6 mg
Zinc0.8 mg


Carrot and Moong Dal Pulao
 on 30 Sep 20 05:36 PM

Tastes good. Quick and easy
Tarla Dalal
01 Oct 20 10:58 AM
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Carrot and Moong Dal Pulao
 on 26 Aug 16 09:55 PM

It is a very easy yet tasty recipe.
Carrot and Moong Dal Pulao
 on 17 Nov 15 06:03 PM

Quick, tasty and nutritious. .. the intelligent woman''s ideal kind of dish
Tarla Dalal
18 Nov 15 10:07 AM
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