Moong Dal Khichdi

Friday, July 22, 2011

My Dad is the official Khichdi maker at home & he makes the best Khichdi ever (Infact much better than my Mom)  He doesn't use many spices which is why its so simple & lovely & comforting. I actually make several versions of Khichdi  but nothing beats my Dad's Moong Dal ki Khichdi

There is nothing like digging into a hot bowl of kichdi on a monsoon evening. Serve it with some kadhi on the side & you'll be in heaven.

Moong Dal Khichdi

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Rice - I used Sona Masuri
  • A little more than 1/2 a cup of Moong Dal
  • 2 onions - chopped
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes- chopped
  • A handful of beans - chopped
  • 1 potato - diced
  • 1 carrot - diced
  • 1 green bell pepper  diced
  • A handful of green peas - fresh/frozen
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • A dash of Hing
  • A sprig of Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Green Chillies- slit
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp oil
  • chopped coriander for garnish
  • Salt as per taste
How To:
  • Wash Rice & Dal & soak them for a while. Meanwhile Chop all the vegetables & set aside.
  • Heat Ghee in a pressure cooker, splutter cumin seeds. Add a dash if Hing, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves & saute for a few secs.
  • Add chopped onions & turmeric & saute till onions turn pink. Add all the vegetables one by one. Add Red chilli powder & some salt & mix well.
  • Add Rice, dal & water. Check for salt again. Pour 2 tsp oil & give it a good mix.
  • Close the lid & pressure cook on medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander before serving

Serve HOT with a dollop of Desi Ghee, some Papad, Yogurt & Mango Pickle .. Enjoi !!!

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