Khichdi is a very popular recipe prepared with rice, dal and some spices. It is not only filling and delicious but also very comforting. I usually prepare it with tur dal or moong dal or masoor dal or a combination of any of the mentioned two dals. When you do not have time to prepare any elaborate meals, but want something healthy, then Khichdi is a great option.. The brand India Khichdi promoted globally by the government as “India’s superfood”.
- Rice 1 cup
- Dal 1/2 cup Masoor Dal+ 1/2 Cup yellow mung dal )
- Turmeric powder -1 1/2 tsp
- Onion 1 medium chopped
- Carrot 1 medium chopped
- Cauliflower- few florets
- Beans- 8-10 nos,
- Tomato- 1 medium
- Green Peas 1 Cup
- Cumin seed 1 tea spoon
- Bay leaf 1no.
- Red chilli(Dry) – 2 nos.
- Salt to taste
- Water – 3-4 cups
For the seasoning
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Red Chillies Powder – 1 tsp
- Asafoetida(Hing) – 1/4 teaspoon
Cut all Vegetable into medium square pieces. Wash rice and dal together in water drain and keep aside.
Heat the Ghee in a pressure cooker add cumin seeds, Bay leaf and Red chillies into it. When they splutter , add all the cut vegetables, Fry for a 3-4 minute and took out all vegetable and keep aside.
Now add rices and Dal in the cooker with 4 cup of water and turmeric powder. Close the cooker and cook for one whistle on high flame and turn off after one whistle . Once the pressure subsides , open the cooker , mix all vegetable and salt gently.
Now for seasoning heat the one table spoon of ghee , add Hing and Red chilli powder and turn off the flame to save the burning of Red chillies powder. Now Pour it over the Khichdi .
Serve hot with Pickles, Papads, Flaxseeds Badi and Baigan Tomato Aloo choka.
Note:- Mix additional water if required after cooling.