Chawal: Perfectly Steamed Rice to Complement Your Daal

  • Prep Time
    10 Minutes
  • Cook Time
    30 Minutes
  • Serving
  • Ready In
    40 Minutes

Experience the simplicity and comfort of Chawal, perfectly steamed rice that pairs beautifully with daal. This staple of Indian cuisine is fluffy, fragrant, and cooked to perfection, providing the ideal base for soaking up the rich and savoury flavours of your favourite daal. Elevate your meal with this classic, easy-to-make accompaniment that transforms every bite into a heart-warming delight. Enjoy the essence of traditional Indian dining with this essential recipe!


White Rice - Chawal



    Wash the rice and chana dal. Let it soak in water for half an hour. In a pot heat the oil and butter.


    Add the cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper balls, bay leaves and cloves. Fry for 2 minutes.


    Add the onions and fry until soft for 5 minutes then add the ginger garlic paste and yoghurt.


    Add the water and bring to boil. Add the rice, salt and milk. Stir it then leave it on high heat for 15 minutes.


    Move the pot to low heat and cover with a lid then leave it to cook for 10-15 minutes. If need be, add a little water for soft rice.


    Serve hot with daal.

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