Introduction: Garlic Rice With Lentil Spice Powder

- Garlic rice can be a good one pot meal.Garlic along with homemade lentil spice powder are mixed with rice which gives nice flavour and spicy taste

- This can be prepared with left over rice.we can prepare spice powder before hand and can mix in rice when needed.

Step 1: Ingredients

First we need to cook about 2 cups rice and keep ready. peel 6 to 7 garlic cloves and chop them.

Main flavour of this rice is with lentil spice powder which is prepared using following ingredients:

- Tsp coriander seeds

- Tsp split black gram

- 2 tsp split bengal gram

- 2 dry red chillies

We saute and blend all these ingredients along with garlic cloves to form spice powder.

Ingredients for tempering rice:

- Tsp cumin, mustard seeds

- Few curry leaves

- 3 garlic cloves

Step 2: Sauteing All Ingredients for Spice Powder

-First take a pan and little oil in it. when is heated add chopped garlic,teaspoon split black gram,teaspoon coriander seeds and 2 teaspoon split bengal gram

( I used 7 garlic cloves as main flavour of rice is with garlic)

Step 3: Add Dry Red Chillies

-Next add 3 dry red chillies and saute all ingredients till they change little color.

Step 4: Blend

-Next transfer all sauted ingredients to blender and blend to powder .

- This spice powder is then mixed with cooked rice to make garlic rice.

Step 5: Procedure for Garlic Rice

-First step is tempering.Take a pan and add little oil to it. when is heated add tsp cumin,mustard seeds and few curry leaves

-Chop 3 garlic cloves and add to it.

Step 6: Add Cooked Rice

-Take about 2 cups cooked rice and add to above tempering.When rice is slightly warm switch off the stove.

Step 7: Add Blended Spice Powder

-Next add blended spice powder to it and give a mix.Finally add salt as per taste. serve garlic rice with curd.