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Pulagam / One pot veg rice with lentils:

VegCookBook by Praveena
Rice recipe that is Vegan, Gluten free, Rich in protein, iron & fiber. South Indian Andhra traditional.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 2


  • 1 cup Rice (uncooked) –
  • ½ cup Yellow Moong Dal / Pesarapappu
  • 3 cups or 3½ cups Water (for cooking) (See TIPS
  • cups Mixed Vegetables
  • teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped Coriander Leaves

Ingredients for Tempering:

  • 2 tablespoons Cooking Oil / Ghee
  • 10 count Cashew Nuts
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger (piece)
  • 1 tablespoon  Whole Black Pepper
  • 6 count Green Chillies
  • 5 count Curry Leaves (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder / Crushed


  • Firstly, take the rice and lentils into same bowl, wash them thoroughly.
  • Add the water (for cooking). Set aside.
  • Put the pressure cooker / medium size vessel on stove top medium flame.
  • Add the cooking oil / ghee, let it heat.Transfer all the 'Ingredients for tempering'.
  • Saute them until the cashew nuts turn colour.
  • Transfer the rice and dal / lentils into the cooker / vessel.
  • Pour in the soaked water as well.
  • Mix throughout gently. Close the lid of the cooker / vessel. Cook until 3 whistles.
  • When the pressure is released, using a fork, fluff up the rice gently.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Done!!
Keyword Andhra traditional rice recipe, one pot dinner recipe with rice, pressure cooker rice recipe within 15 mins, pulagam