Friday, 29 December 2017

Khichiri


Serves 3


Ingredients: 
1. Rice (Joha) 1/2 cup
2. Daal 1/2 cup, equal amount of Masoor and Mung
3. Ghee 2 tbsp
4. Onion 1 big, chopped fine
5. Cumin (Jeera) powder 1 tsp
6. Coriander (Dhania) powder 1 tsp
7. Ginger paste 1 tbsp
8. Garlic paste 1 tbsp
9. Green chilli 2 or 3
10. Salt to taste
11. Turmeric 2 tsps
12. Refined oil 2 tbsps
13. Mustard seed 1/2 tsp
14. Cardamom (Choti Elaichi) 6 whole
15. Tezpatta (Bay leaf) 4
16. Potato 2, cut into 4 pieces each
17. Carrot 1, cut into big pieces
18. Cauliflower 3 pieces, cut into big florets
19. Cabbage a little, cut into 4 big parts
20. Radish 1, cut into big pieces
21. Tomato 1 small, chopped fine
22. Water 3 or 4 glasses


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Method:
Heat oil, splutter mustard, add onion and fry. Add ginger paste, garlic paste, chilli, tezpatta, elaichi and fry some more. Add tomato, salt, turmeric and fry. 
Gradually add the vegetables, powdered jeera dhania, rice and daal. Stir fry for some more time. Add ghee (Ghee can be added while serving)
Add water and pressure cook, 1 whistle. 
Delicious Khichiri is ready to serve.
Khichiri is best cooked in a karahi (pan). Keep it little watery as it soaks up most of the water as it gets cold. 


Khichiri is best served with fried pieces of Brinjal and roasted or fried Papad.

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