Satiating your tastebuds and filling your tummy.
A mix of rice and lentils with many variations, almost all homes in each part of India are very familiar with Khichadi. Khichadi, has a long history in India and has roots in much ancient times. The Greek King Seleucus, during his campaign in India (304-303 BC) mentioned that rice with pulses is very popular among the people of Indian Subcontinent. There is a popular anecdote of Birbal ki Khichdi. Every home makes Khichadi in an own preferred style. Sharing a simple recipe to stir up a quick Khichadi for all you.
- Rice (we use Surti Kolam Rice at home) : 1 cup
- Moong Dal (with chilka) : 1/2 cup
- Onion : 1, sliced
- French Beans : 4 to 5, diced
- Carrot : half carrot, diced
- Rai – 1 teaspoon
- Jeera – 1 teaspoon
- MOMmade Haldi Powder – Half teaspoon
- MOMmade Chilli Powder – Half teaspoon
- MOMmade Khandeshi Mazala – 1 tablespoon
- Hing : Half teaspoon
- Oil / you can use ghee as well
- Salt as per taste
In a pressure cooker add oil or ghee and let it heat up. Once heated, add rai and jeera. Let them crackle and then add the sliced onion. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Throw in all the spices and salt as well.
Once the onions and spices are nicely fried add in the french beans and carrots. Well you can add vegetables of your choice. I had these available. Fry them well and add washed rice and dal. Again dal can be of your choice.
Add enough water for the khichadi to cook. Regular measurement is double the quantity of rice and dal. So if I am taking 1 and half cups of rice and dal together, I need to take 3 cups of water. Let it all come to boil. Then close the pressure cooker and cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
And, Voila!! The Khichadi is ready!! Best accompaniments are dahi or raita, papad, a little tangy achar. Such comfort food, what else do you want. And yummy in each bite as well.
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I am Manasi Khandpekar, the founder of MOMmade along with my mom. She is the backbone while I enjoy being the face. Travelling from graphic design to brand communication to creating a brand of my own was a journey of learnings and excitement. The world of food fascinates me everyday. And thats where I am living every moment right now. Writing is another passion so food plus writing gave birth to this blog.