Friday 25 November 2011

Rice Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe


This is one of the simplest recipes of khichdi you can imagine. Great not just for sick people but also when you want to eat light after a heavy lunch. Skip adding ghee on top of khichdi if you are calorie conscious.
Recipe of rice moong dal khichdi/ khichri
1 cup rice
1/2 cup moong dal (split, skinless green gram)
4 cups of water
1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1. Wash and soak rice and moong dal for 10 minutes. Drain.
2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds. When they turn darker, add hing.
3. Add rice, dal, salt, both the spice powders and water. Mix and close the lid of the cooker.
4. Pressure cook to 3 whistles and let the pressure drop down naturally before opening the lid. Serve khichdi hot with ghee on top and curd/ yogurt on the side.

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