Khichdi

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The word khichdi means the mix of many things. Khichdi is a dish traditionally made with dal and rice.It is a very light meal, easy to digest and very nutritious. In different parts of India there are different versions of khichdi. Here we are going to make UP style khichdi.

khichdi

Ingredients
(serves 4)

  • Rice  ½ cup
  • Salt 1 ½ tsp
  • Green mung dal split  ¾ cup
  • Turmeric  ¾ tsp
  • Water  3 ½ - 4 cups

For seasoning

  • Ghee 1tbsp
  • Cumin seeds  1 ½ tsp
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Red chili powder ¼ tsp

To serve

  • Yogurt (Dahi) 250 gms
  • Papad 4
  • Ghee 2 tsp
  • Pickle or chutney to taste

Method of preparation

  1. Clean, wash and soak dal and rice together in 4 cups of water for 20 minutes.
  2. In the pressure cooker take soaked dal & rice along with the water, add salt and turmeric powder and boil until it gets tender or take a pressure. (Takes about 15 minutes)

For seasoning

  1. In small pan heat ghee, add cumin seeds when seeds crackle add asafetida and turn off the heat, now add red chili powder. Mix the seasoning (tarka ) in the boiled khichdi.

My father always says Khichdi tastes so good when served with its four companions –yogurt, papad, ghee, and achar!