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Friday, August 19, 2011

Simple and Comforting Meals ~ Khichdi


Khichdi / Kitchri happens to be a nutritious rice - lentil porridge dish that can be cooked in a jiffy (especially if using a rice cooker) and also a comforting cure for all those feeling under weather. It is not overtly spicy, gentle on stomach and hence a great choice when one is recovering from an upset stomach or when serving babies or elderly. 

This simple, comforting khichdi is going to be my fourth day "microwave cooking" entry of BM#8Check what my fellow marathoners are cooking.

1/2 cup rice
1/4 to 1/2 cup split, skinned moong dal
2 -3 tsp oil / ghee
1 Tbsp cumin seeds
1 tsp salt

Note: I have kept this recipe to the minimum basics but feel free to add turmeric, asafoetida and your choice of veggies.

Method:
Wash rice and dal thoroughly and drain.
Add rice, dal and sufficient water to a microwave safe bowl and cook until the desired consistency is reached. If needed, keep adding water as the cooking progresses. The consistency can be thick or watery depending upon one's preference but the rice and dal must be cooked soft. Add salt and mix well.
Heat the ghee in a small microwave safe bowl and add the cumin seeds. When they brown, remove and add it to the khichdi.
Serve khichdi with yogurt and a spicy pickle for a complete meal.


Comments

13 comments:

Priya said...

Simply inviting and comforting, delicious khichdi..

DD said...

this looks great!!!lovely click!

Usha said...

I love khichdi.. yours is very inviting.. slurp, slurp!

harini-jaya said...

I make this in the pressure cooker very often for the kids and they love it just like us :)

Nirmala's kitchen said...

Looks delicious.Only variation I add little pepper also.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

such an comfort food..

Aarthi said...

i love this...

Mom Chef said...

I too make it in a pressure cooker.. and add in a whole lot of veggies - ...perfect and comforting One Pot Meal ! Liked your wooden ladle resting on top of the bowl:-)

Cheers
Kalyani
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PJ said...

Absolutely delicious and comforting bowl of kichidi...

Prathima Rao said...

Yes...a simple, comforting & healthy meal!!
Prathima Rao
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kitchen queen said...

delicious and inviting nutritious and healthy khichdi.

soujanya said...

I love kichidi...my fav one from childhood...
urs look amazing..

Srivalli said...

Very inviting bowl!