47 g/1¾ oz basmati or jasmine rice
- Put the rice and dal in a bowl and wash in several changes of water. When the water is relatively clear, drain them in a sieve, then put into a pot.
- Add the measured water and a pinch of turmeric, if desired. Stir and bring to the boil. Do not let it boil over.
- Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, cover partially and cook for 2½–3 hours, stirring now a