Receipe Yield: 3-4 servings
When i don’t feel like cooking anything but want some comfort food, I usually make khichdi. Also, my 15 months old son is having khichdi since he was first introduced to solid foods and I must say he loves having khichdi. Its rich in carbohyrates and proteins. I usually make this with the combination of 2 or 3 lentils and they are yellow dal/Arhar dal, orange dal/masoor dal andwhole moth beans. So, here’s the recipe to my version of khichdi. I usually have this with ghee on the top and pickles where as my husband wants to have his khichdi with yogurt and pickles.
1 cup Basmati rice, washed and drained
1/2 cup Yellow lentils/arhar dal, washed and drained with the rice
1/2 cup Orange lentils/masoor dal, washed and drained with the rice
1/4 cup whole moth beans washed and soak in water for couple of hours
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
1 tablespoon of oil
4 cups of water
Salt to taste
Wash and drained the mixture of rice and dals together and put into the pressure cooker along with tumeric powder, salt to taste and 3 cups water and cook.
When the cooker has cooled, stir the khichdi, check for consistency and add more water if needed.
On medium heat add oil in a pan, then add cumin seeds, wait until it gets brown. Pour this on the khichdi, be careful while doing this coz it gets splutter when hot oil touches the liquid. Give a boil to the khichdi and serve hot .