Mujadarah (entry for Blog Bites event – 8)

One Hot Stove’s  BB8 called for one meal dishes which had major food groups included in it. It took me a while to find a recipe which I liked and which was easy to make. Guess what I found? and where? I found something right here, on One Hot Stove.

Its called Mujadarah. It happens to originate from Jordan. The dish is just amazing. I don’t know if I should praise the aroma of the ingredients more than the outcome or if I should praise how quick the dish is to make or how tasty and filling it is.

While the original recipe had only one kind of sprout, I went ahead and added 3 varieties (Channa, Horsegram and Black eyed peas /Alsandi).

Here’s what I used:

 – 2 cups of long grain basmati rice,
 – 1 cup of sprouts each (3 cups in total)
 – 2 medium sized onions
 – Salt and pepper
 – 2 tbsp of oil.

and how:

 – Slice the onion and fry it on low/medium flame till it browns well. High flame will end up burning the onions.
 – Boil water in a deep pan (I used 2 cups water for 1 cup of rice and about 1.5 cups water for 1 cup sprout). Add the rice and sprouts. Season well with salt and pepper. You could chose to do this after the rice is done.
 – Once the rice and sprouts are cooked, leave the pan covered for sometime.
 – Spoon some rice to a plate. Sprinkle the crisp onions and serve hot.
 – As a side dish I served it with diced cucumber and tomato. You could go one step further and dice in some onions and mix it with curds. Actually, the options are unlimited 🙂

 Note: After I added rice and sprouts to the boiling water, I added the oil in which the onions were fried. It kind of adds a nice aroma to the rice.


So, I made this dish and quickly ran out for some errands. When I got back 15 mins later and opened the door, I cannot describe the aroma that had filled the house. It was just heavenly…


 All food lovers must try this dish. Its easy breezzy and amazing. Thanks Nupur!



  1. I am visiting your blog for the first time and thought this recipe looked pretty easy and quick.. I tried it out today. I also added a few whole spices while cooking the rice. A very light recipe and very flavorful.

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