2 onions medium sized
4 garlic cloves
1/2 inch ginger piece
2 tomatoes medium sized
2 to 3 Green chilli
2 cups of rice (soak them for half an hour )
1 cup of boiled split pea/ Chana daal (boil daal with 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup milk)
2.5 cups of water for pulao
1.5 tsp of Salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp of Red Pepper
1/2 tsp of crushed Red Pepper,
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
Mixture of Spices : garam masala 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks , 1 tbsp of cumin seeds , 8 to 10 black pepper , 2 cloves
Cut Onions in julienne, chop ginger n garlic, tomato.
Fry Onions till golden brown, add ginger + garlic, add tomatoes and all spices + seasonings
Add Boiled chana Daal/ split peas, fry them for a minute or two, add 2.5 cups of water; adjust salt at this stage!
Add soaked rice when water starts to boil, let it evaporate till 1/3 water left
Now Cover the lid, cook on slow flame for 15 minutes. Ready ! eat it with any chutnee, dips , best to have with yogurt raita..