Majadra & Caramelised Onions

Majadra is a typical Middle-Eastern dish that is usually made up of lentils, rice and caramelised onions. It’s the perfect comfort food! An easy, mid-week dish to rustle up in no time. Grab a spoon and sit back and watch some NetFlix with this one 🙂



  • 1 cup Puy lentils (Soak for 4 hours or overnight, cook in a heavy based pot for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.)
  • Thyme
  • Sea salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil / ghee
  • 2 cups basmati rice (washed well)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Half cup of Dill , chopped fine
  • 1 tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp spoon of coconut sugar
  • 2 large red onions, halved and sliced fine


  1. Turn on the oven at 180°.
  2. In a sauce pan place the washed basmati + 1 cup of cooked lentil and water bring to the boil, then reduce to low flame and cook for about 10-12 minutes with a lid on.
  3. Once the majadra is ready, add in the ghee and the chopped dill and mix gently.
  4. Meanwhile, fry the red onions in a pan with oil till golden. Add balsamic vinegar and continue to stir till well caramelised.
  5. Place the cashews on a baking tray. Toast in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they can burn easily.
  6. Serve the rice with caramelised onions on top.
  7. Yoghurt dill and cucumber dressing will compliment the dish.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This