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Friday, September 9, 2016

A - Z Rice Dishes ~ H for Hare Moong Ki Chaaswali Khichdi

Khichdis are wholesome and fuss-free one pot meals that fall into comfort food category for many Indians. Depending upon the regional cooking style, the ingredients used and the consistency preferred, no two khichdis may taste the same but they all fit into one category of being quick fix meals. These filling meals usually contain a rice and lentil base with flavorful spices along with any vegetables on hand, thrown in. Today's rice - mung beans khichdi is cooked in a buttermilk / chaas base, which led me to try this khichdi in the first place. I had prepared it on the dry side though it can be cooked soft and mushy if preferred. It was delicious though my khichdi turned out to be really spicy since I had used very hot variety chilies. 

Recipe idea: Sanjeev Kapoor
1/2 cup moong beans (green ones)
2 tsp. ghee
1 tsp. cumin seeds
2 cloves
1 to 2 green chillies, chopped
3/4 cup basmati rice
1.5 cup chopped vegetables (I used carrots & beans.)
2 cups buttermilk
1/8 tsp. turmeric powder
Salt to taste

* Soak moong beans in water for a couple of hours and drain.
* Heat ghee, directly in a small sized pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and cloves. When cumin seeds start to brown, add chili and saute for few seconds. Next add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
* Close the lid and cook for 3 to 4 whistles and turn off the stove.
* Serve it warm with pickle, papad and yogurt.

Recipes so far in A - Z Rice Dishes,
A for Achaari Chole Pulao
B for Bhuna Khichuri
C for Chintapandu Pulihora
D for Dindigul Thalapakatti Veg Biryani
E for Ellorai / Ellotharai  
F for Fodnicha Bhaat 
G for Gongura Pulihora

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Nalini's Kitchen said...

This is one such healthy,comforting and colorful one pot meal.

Priya Suresh said...

Such a wholesome, comforting and protein rich khichdi, a fabulous one pot meal to please anyone at home. Lipsmacking here.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Never heard of cooking rice in buttermilk. I think it lends an amazing flavour to the kichdi..

www.annapurnaz.in said...

My fav, but I like it mushy.

Kalyani said...

my Khichdi-loving husband would LOVE this ! great idea to get the buttermilk INTO the Khichdi suma. I always wonder ur source of these off-beat recipes every single mega BM ! well done :) bookmarked !

Harini R said...

Addition of buttermilk sounds very interesting. Shall try this out for myself :)

vaishali sabnani said...

Khichdi with buttermilk is really interesting , a must try ! Definitely my hubby would love this one.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

buttermilk is great addition to the moong khichdi

MySpicyKitchen said...

Buttermilk is an interesting addition. Have to try it next time. Khichdi looks flavorful. Even we like the Khichdi on the drier side.

cookingwithsapana said...

Moong khichdi with buttermilk sounds absolutely delicious and looks more yummy.

Srividhya said...

buttermilk in kichadi.. interesting yaar. Love all the clicks. very nice.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Love this recipe! Looks so colorful and inviting.

Archana said...

I have never been able to make one batch like the other. But your khichidi looks and sound amazingly delicious.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

wow cooking khichdi with buttermilk is very new! Looks very colorful!

Smruti Ashar said...

Wow the color is so good for the khichdi. And buttermilk is a brilliant idea!!

Srivalli said...

What an interesting way to make this dish. Wonderful one pot meal.

Pavani said...

Very interesting method of cooking khichdi in buttermilk. Looks healthy & delicious.