For my dearest Friend Anamika:
She has been asking me for quite a while to post some recipes...so here's one for her
This is my Mom's recipe which she cooks when i am down with tonsils and high fever....and i so love this dish, that as i child i used to fake being ill just to have it...
I love this dish for the simplicity it offers coupled with the health benefits...
Due to the hectic schedule that i have had cos of client visit, i found myself having high fever, and nothing else but this dish cooked by my hubby with my instructions ofcourse ;), came to the aid...
Here goes the recipe..
1 cup brown rice
3/4 cup green moong dal soaked in water for 1 hour atleast
5 spoonfuls of ghee
31/2 cups of water
salt to taste
Pressure cook the rice, dal, and add the ghee, and put in salt, as per your taste. Wait till upto 7-8 whistles.
I have used more of water, because i love my brown rice moist, and i dont like putting in the chewing effort when i am ill...
My Mom generally cooks by the open pan method, but for time constraints, i use the pressure cook, the results are equally good.
Relish this rice with homemade lemon pickle, i love my Mom's lemon pickle which has lots of garlic in it...
Brown rice water is excellent for taking care of the tonsils, and ghee coupled with moong dal gives you the energy that you have lost cos of the fever....These are the benefits that i have observed having this dish.