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qabuli riceMy mother was making this dish, she  learned it from a Hyderabadi family in Karachi. I love to serve and eat this dish with Raita and Salad.


Rice (soak for 1 hour)1/2 kg
Gram lentil (chana dal)1 cup
Oil3/4 cup
Onion1 large
Ginger garlic paste1 tbsp
Tomatoes2 large ,chopped
Saltto taste
Red chili powder1 tbsp
Coriander powder1 tsp
Turmeric power1 tsp
Green chilies3
Coriander leaves1/2 bunch
Orange food colorpinch
Kewra waterfew drops
Whole spice (sabut garam masala)1 tbsp


  • Soak lentil for 2 hours and then boil in water till soft.
  • Drain water and set aside.
  • In a pot add oil and onion thinly sliced. Fry onion till light brown. Remove half onion on paper towel.
  • In oil now add ginger garlic and whole spices. Stir and add tomatoes. Fry till soft.
  • Now add red chili powder, salt, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  • Add yogurt also and mix with spices.
  • Now add gram lentil boiled and cover with the lid. Let water dry and oil separate.
  • Boil rice and set aside.
  • Now add chopped green chilies and coriander in lentil masala.
  • Grease pot and spread first layer of rice the lentil then again rice layer.
  • Now pour orange food color and brow onion on top and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • You can add kewra water also if desired.
  • Mix well before serving.

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  • Serve with Raita and Salad.

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