Thursday, 23 July 2015

Masala Khichdi

Regular Short grained Rice – 1 cup
Moong Dal with skin – 1/3 cupCumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
Chopped Onions – 2 tbsp
Chopped Tomatoes – 2 tbsp
Chopped Green chillies – 2-3 (optional)
Chopped Ginger – 2 tsp
Chopped Coriander leaves – 2 tsp
Water – 3 cup
Ghee – 2 tbsp (optional)
Salt to taste

Wash rice and dal, soak them together in water for 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, when they crackle add onions. Saute onions till they become transparent. Add tomatoes, ginger and green chillies. Stir and add turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Cook till the tomatoes become soft. Add rice, dal , water, and salt and cook for 4 whistle. Put off the heat and allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Open the lid and mix well. If required add little water to get the desired consistency and cook again for 3-4 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with pickle and curd.

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