Mujadara Recipe a Healthy lentil pulav Rice From Arabian Cuisine
Mujadara Recipe is a Red Lentil Rice Recipe from Gulf or Arabian cuisine. This Recipe is so easy and simple but tastes great.
  • CourseLunch, Main Dish, Side Dish
  • CuisineArab cuisine
Servings Prep Time
2People 30Minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2People 30Minutes
Cook Time
  • 2Cups Long Grain Basmati Rice
  • 1/2Cups Whole Red Lentil
  • 1Big Onion chopped
  • 2-3Tbsp Ghee/Clarified butter
  • 1-2Piece Bay leaves
  • 1Tsp Ground Cumin seeds
  • 1/2Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2-3Cups Hot Water
  • 1Tbsp Salt
  • 1Tsp Suger or sugar as per your taste
  1. Wash gently the rice and soak for At last 30 mins in cold water before cooking then drain all water from basmati rice.It really makes a big difference in texture and will enhance the taste of the rice dish.
  2. Wash gently the whole lentil and soak for at last 15 to 20 mins in cold water before cooking so that the lintel will cook fast with the rice.
  3. Take a big soup Pot.
  4. Make the pot hot enough.
  5. Put 2-3 Tsp Ghee or Clarified butter into the pot make it hot too.
  6. Then put slice onion 2 bay leaves into the pot and fry the onion for 5 mins or until the onion turns into lite golden colour.
  7. When the onions are done add Ground Cumin, Ground Nutmeg, salt and sugar into the pot and fry for 2-3 mins.
  8. Just after 2-3 mins add soaked Basmati rice and whole red lentil int the pot.
  9. Mix all the ingredients very well.
  10. Then after adding Hot water to the Pot mix well with rice and spices.
  11. Now cover the pot with a lid for 10 to 20 mins.
  12. Always check between if the rice is done turn off the flame before the mentioned time.Because every Basmati rice has different cooking time so it is difficult to mention the cooking time of basmati rice you will use.
  13. When the rice is done serve this on a plate decorated with Deep fried thin onion slices/Barista onion
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Nutrition Facts
Mujadara Recipe a Healthy lentil pulav Rice From Arabian Cuisine
Amount Per Serving (100g)
Calories 667 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 4669mg 195%
Potassium 122mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 99g 33%
Dietary Fiber 19g 76%
Sugars 4g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 7%
Iron 49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.