April 20, 2009

Moong Khichidi

There is something about khichidi that makes it so appealing when u are sick , or down with a cold the gluey texture makes u feel a lot better along with all the tender , love and care . I was first introduced to this recipe years back when I was at my friend P's house and as usual we were chatting non stop didn't realise it was almost lunch time and I was suffering from a cold all stuffed up . So she being a good cook decided to whip up some khichidi with the veges that were available . Although at that age ( being teenagers) nothing was really measured just eyeballed ,threw all the ingredients in a cooker after 2 whistles the khichidi was done.
P served this with homemade mango pickle and roasted papad YUMMY!!
Since then this dish is usually served at my place pretty regularly or if some one is sick.
Recently my 5 yr came down with a cold all stuffed up, didn't want to go to school but did play with toys all day . All he wanted was to stay at home , so for lunch I decided to make the moong khichidi which was pretty simple done in 20 mins.
Turned out great so here is the recipe :
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup spilt moong dal
  • 3 tbsp Coriander Leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shallots chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • handfull of green peas
  • 2 halopeno peppers chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 potato cubsize
  • 1/2 tsb jeera
  • 1/2 tsb paprika
  • 1/2 turmeric pwd
  • 1 tbsp olive oil EVOO
  • ghee to serve
  • Salt to taste
wash the rice and moong dal , soak for 5-10 mins .
cut all the veges , heat the cooker add EVOO , add the jeera seeds
after they splutter add the veges and saute for 2-3 mins
add turmeric, paprika , and salt cook some more
add the soaked rice and dal,
mix well add 3 cups of water.
add the chopped cilantro leaves
close the cooker , cook till at least 2 whistles blows,
which makes the rice a lil more gluey.
If u don't like the gluey texture one is enough .
serve hot with a dollop of ghee and pickle.


Happy cook said...

I love kitchidi, there is something in it makes it gicve you a warm feeling .

Asha said...

Aw..! Hope he is feeling better now MR. Kichadi is a great dish to give it to me, hope he ate some! :)

MR said...

so true happy cook

Asha he is back to normal and loved the khichidi too thanks

Cham said...

That would be a real comfort food.

lemonytree said...

lovely comfort food!!!

Cynthia said...

Oh this looks soooooo delicious.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely khichidi recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

Vidya said...

Lovely and tempting khichdi.

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey Khichdi looks so yummm!!!

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