Ja Dai

Ja Dai is a very popular dish among the Khasi community of Meghalaya. Ja Dai is a basically rice based dish in which rice cooked with lentils. 

Course Rice
Cuisine Meghalaya
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Preeti Garg


  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Pigon Lentils Toor Dal
  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1 Tsp. Ginger Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Onion Chopped
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tbsp. Oil


  1. Wash and Drain the excess water in rice and dal. 

  2. Heat the oil in pressure cooker, add onion and ginger paste till to translucent. 

  3. Add rice, dal with salt and 3 cups of water. Cover with lid and cook till to 3 whistles. 

  4. Serve hot with extra spoon of ghee.