Dal Chicken Rice


2 cups kaima rice/ jeerakasala rice
1 cup moong dal/ cherupayar parippu/ split green gram
3 1/2-4 cups boiling water
1/2 kg chicken
1 onion, finely chopped
3 green chillies, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 tsp ginger, crushed
1 tsp garlic, crushed
1 tsp garam masala
 1 1/2-2 tsp pepper powder
1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
2 tbsp ghee
oil as required


  1. Roast the moong dal at medium flame for 4-5 minutes or until slightly golden.
  2. Wash and drain the rice and mix it with roasted dal and keep it aside.
  3. Cut the chicken into very small pieces and marinate it with pepper powder and salt. Then fry them in the hot oil and keep it aside.
  4. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan and saute the chopped onion, green chillies, tomato, crushed ginger and garlic.
  5. Add fried chicken pieces, enough salt and garam masala to this and mix well for 2-3 minutes and remove from the flame.
  6. Heat ghee and 2 tbsp oil in a thick bottomed pan and add the dal-rice mix and saute for 4-5 minutes on medium flame. 
  7. Add boiling water and salt, mix well and cook covered on low flame till done.
  8. Then add the prepared chicken masala to this and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves and cook covered for 4-5 minutes on low flame.
  9. Remove from the flame and serve hot …

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