Mojadara Recipe

Mojadara Recipe
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Popular in the Middle East the Mojadara is a dish prepared with variety of lentils and grains. Crispy onions and toasted pine nuts can be used for garnishing this nutritious and delectable dish.
Mojadara Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 10.0 / 10 (2 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1 Cup brown lentils, washed
  • 1 Cup long-grain rice, washed
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Ground cumin
  • 4 Large onions, sliced
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • 1-1/2 Cups warm water
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • Plain yogurt
How to make Mojadara:
  • Take a big saucepan and heat water in it.
  • Add lentils to it and bring it to a boil.
  • Remove pan from the heat and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse it under running water and drain.
  • In a heavy pan, heat oil and fry rice and lentils on medium heat for 2 minutes, till grains are well coated.
  • Add salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric and warm water to it and bring it to a boil on high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Cover the pan tightly, reduce the heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Deep-fry the sliced onion in 2 batches in hot oil till caramelized, keep stirring.
  • Garnish Mojadara with the fried onions.
  • Serve it with yogurt.