Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Rice is my weakness!!! Do you think I get weak when it comes to FOOD!! yes. Nothing can comfort me other than good food. It is not compulsory to have rich, lavish, expensive, Indian, Continental or from any part of the world. Some times a simple kichadi also makes you feel happy.
The down recipe made me and my kids very happy and we all enjoyed it for dinner.
It is the simplest but tastiest Kichadi I have ever tried.
You don't need anything with it other than a hungry stomach!!
Thank you so much Sushma for sharing such a wonderful recipe.
Coming to the recipe,
Split green gram with skin : 1/2 cup
Yellow moong dal : 1/4 cup
Rice: 1 cup (any rice)
Whole garam masala :
Cinnamon: 1/2" stick
Clove: 2 nos
Green chilli: 1 no
Pepper powder: 1/2 tsp
Ghee/clarified butter: 2 tbsp
Oil: 1 tbsp
Bay leaf : 1
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: 1 string
Asafoetida: a pinch
Turmeric: 2 big pinches
Salt: According to taste
Water: I used till one inch above the rice level.
Wash the dal and rice. Soak in water for 30 minutes or more.
Drain the water and keep it ready.
Heat oil in a cooker.
Add cumin seeds. Now be quick to add all the whole garam masalas. Fry till nice aroma fills your kitchen.
Add curry leaves, hing and sauté.
Now add green chilly and turmeric.
Add the drained rice and Dal. Mix well and fry for some time. Add hot water till 1" above the rice level. Add salt and give 3 - 4 whistles. Remove from fire.
When cold, open and check the consistency. If you like more watery, add some more HOT water and boil it for some time. Add the ghee before serving.
I bet, you will enjoy this wonderful, healthy Kichadi.
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