Friday, July 30, 2010

Five lentil Khichdi

Khichdi is a one pot meal of rice ,dals(split lentils) and vegetables all cooked together to an almost mushy consistency.It is an excellent  all in one meal and goes well with yogurt(dahi),papad,pickles and chutneys.
Normally only turdal is used but I have used 5 different dals to raise it's nutritional ,taste and texture level.

1 tsp clarified butter ghee(can substitute with olive oil)
1 tsp cumin seeds
3-4 peppercorns
2-3 cloves
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp turmeric

1 cup basmati rice
1/4th cup tur dal
1/4th cup red masoor dal
1/4th cup whole green mung
1/4th cup yellow mung dal
1/4th cup chana dal
1 cubed potato
1 cubed carrot
1/4th cup sweet corn
1/2 cup green peas
salt to taste

Mix all the dals and rice together,rinse and drain to remove starch and keep aside.In a pressure cooker or heavy bottomed pan ,heat the ghee or oil .Add the whole spices to the hot oil.They'll immediately sizzle and start browning.Add the dal and rice mixture and the carrots,peas ,corn and potatoes .Add salt and turmeric and mix it all well.Add 5 cups water and pressure cook for 10 mins or cover and cook on a low meduim flame for 45 mins.Enjoy with yogurt,papad and pickles.
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