Monday, May 30, 2011

One pot meal ..khichdi

This easy wholesome and delicious meal can be prepared in many different ways. Every family has a favorite khichdi recipe. I like to make it in many different ways but this is one of my favorite way of preparing it. There is nothing fancy about it and it tastes best only eaten hot and fresh with a chilled glass of buttermilk or yogurt.

1/2 cup yellow moong dal
1/2 cup rice
1 cup chopped carrots
1 bunch of chopped spinach
1/4 tsp grated ginger
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
red chilli powder 
Lemon juice
salt to taste

Wash the rice and lentils and soak them in water for about half and hour. Transfer the rice and lentils to a pressure cooker and add about three cups of water, chopped carrots, spinach, ginger, turmeric powder salt and 1tsp of ghee. Cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes (2 whistles). Let the pressure cooker rest for another 10 minutes and then open the lid and add the asafoetida and a generous amount of ghee and lemon juice. Mix everything well. Sprinkle some red chilli powder and black salt to taste. The consistency should be smooth and creamy. I usually serve it with a simple potato vegetable, side salad and yogurt.

1 comment:

  1. "Khichdi ke hain chaar yaar:
    My favourite comfort food, and the first dish that I ask Amma to make whenever I get the chance to go home. And the next best thing - leftover khichdi parathas for breakfast the next morning! :D