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Appears in
The Food of India: A Journey for Food Lovers

By Priya Wickramasinghe

Published 2005

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This is a popular dish to prepare for taking on journeys as the dish is served cold and the acid in the yoghurt acts as a preservative. The flavours will not be as strong if you serve the rice straight from the fridge, so bring it back to room temperature.


  • 2 tablespoons urad dal
  • 2 tablespoons chana dal
  • 225 g


Soak the dais in 250 ml (1 cup) boiling water for 3 hours. Wash the rice in a sieve under cold running water until the water from the rice runs clear. Drain.

Put the rice and