Sunday, March 13, 2011

Khichdi (Rice and Lentil Stew)

Khichdi is sheer comfort food. Easy to digest and packed with  great nutritional value, this dish tastes scrumptious. Khichdi is a smooth mixture of rice and dal, tempered in a flavoured oil. Khichdi is packed with protien as the main ingredient of this dish is lentil. The goodness of turmeric, the crunchiness of mustard and cumin seeds, the hotness of red chili powder, and the kick from our very own heeng, make this dish a simple yet enjoyable delicacy all over India.

Serves 2. No preparation required.


1. 1 cup of moong dal
2. .5 cup rice.
3. 3-4 cups water
4. 2-3 dried red chili
5. .5 tsp heeng
6. Salt to taste
7. .5 tsp red chili powder.
8. 1 tsp turmeric powder
9. 1 tsp mustard seeds
10. 1 tsp cumin seeds
11. Oil or ghee

1. Wash moong dal and rice.
2. In a cooker, add water, rice, dal, salt, turmeric powder.
3. Allow 3 whistles to blow.
4. When the cooker opens, heat oil in a ladle.
5. Add red chili, mustard powder and heat till the seeds crackle.
6 Add cumin seeds and let it sizzle
7. Add heeng, red chili powder.
8. Add the tempering to the pressure cooker.

Serve warm with yogurt, fresh cut red onion, hot pickes, mashed potatoes (bharta), and papad.


Torviewtoronto said...

delicious khichdi healthy looks wonderful

Priyanka Agrawal said...

i love khichdi, torview!

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