Mung-Bean-and-Rice Pilaf (Hare Moong Ki Kichari)
Chef Sanjeev Chopra's soothing mixture of rice and beans is a version of a dish that many upper-class Indian families eat at almost every meal. The most religious families--especially those who practice Jainism--leave out the onion. Melted butter and a ginger-accented spice mix served in separate bowls allow people to flavor the pilaf to their own taste.
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