Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easiest khichdi | Dheeli Khichdi | Rice and Lentils Porridge

Neither winter, nor the flu season is ending here :( It has been snowing & will continue to snow until at least till the end of this month. Because of the fluctuations in the weather, all of us are down with infections. My son has been throwing up continuously from the last 2-3 days. He is not able to take any complex food, not even vegetables, fruits or milk. I kept on giving him rice & yogurt with a pinch of salt all the time & he got bored of it, until my friend suggested me this dheeli khichdi. He loved it so much that I have made this dish back to back for him. Me & my hubby also loved eating it.


Preparation Time: Nil
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves: 2 people

Ingredients:
Rice : 3/4th cup (I have used sona masoori rice)
Skinned moong dal | Hesru bele: 3/4 cup
Oil: 1 tsp
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida: a pinch
Cloves: 3-4 nos
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Salt: As needed
Water: 6 cups

Method:
Wash the rice & dal thoroughly. Let the rice + dal soak in water for 15 mins

Heat the oil in a pressure cooker. When oil is hot, add in the cumin seeds & cloves.

When they turn fragrant, add in the asafoetida, turmeric powder, & water.

Adjust the salt & let the water boil.
Drain the water from the rice + dal.
When water starts boiling, throw in the rice + dal & cook it on med-high heat for 3-4 whistles.
Turn off the heat & allow the pressure to be released.
Remove the pressure cooker lid, add a tbsp of ghee & minx in the cooked khichdi thoroughly.

Enjoy hot.


Notes:
The water to rice + dal mixture needs to be 4: 1