Usually I let the pressure cooker whistle 1 or 2 times when I cook rice alone and 3 to 4 times for lentils.
I am not a complete vegan or even a complete vegetarian yet. I have been trying to eat vegan food 6 out of 14 times a week. So, I eat rice, lentils soup (or other pulses) and some salad during breakfast. I appreciate that this diet is protein-complete.
I am both a lazy and a busy individual and have been wondering if I can cook rice and lentils together. Peas and gram are not possible to be cooked in such less time. So, I experimented it by mixing an equal amount of rice and split red lentils and boiling the mixture in a pressure cooker. I added the amount of water needed to cook that much amount of rice alone. The appearance looks good. The lentils though aren't very soft, I can't feel the difference much because the rice swells. I served it with salad. To be honest, this simple breakfast of mine (including the salad) took less than 15 minutes to prepare. Plus, I had less utensils to wash. And no oil was used.
Is it safe to eat rice and split red lentils (masoor dal) boiled in a pressure cooker together for a period of "pressure cooker whistles" for rice considering that the lentils didn't get cooked for the time needed for it to be cooked alone?
Note: I am not talking about Khichdi where oil is used, more water is added, and is cooked for sufficient time for the rice and the dal to melt.