Saboot Masoor Khichdi

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This is a one dish meal.You have masoor,rice and veggies in it.During my college days,when I used to travel to Bellapur,my mom used to pack this for me for lunch.so I have my childhood memories attached with it. Curd,pickle and papad goes very well with this dish.

Ingredients:

1 cup Masoor

1 cup Rice

1/2 cup Green peas(You can also use carrots or mix veg like peas,carrots and french beans)

8  Curry leaves.

5 Cloves of garlic.

1/2 tsp Asafoetida.

1/2 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)

2 tbsp Vatan(Refer Glossary)

1 tbsp Malvani masala(Refer Glossary)

2 tsp Oil.

2 tsp ghee.

Salt to taste.

6 cups Water(hot).

Method:

Wash and soak together masoor and rice for 1 hour.Drain and keep aide.

In a pressure cooker heat oil,add asafoetida,curry leaves and chopped garlic.

Saute for a few minutes.Add rice and masoor.Add peas.Mix well.

Add malvani masala,turmeric and salt.Mix well.Add 6 cups of boiling hot water.

Add vatan.Close the lid and cook for 4 to 5 whistles.

After the pressure is released,open the lid and add ghee.

Serve hot,with pickle and papad.

Tip-Consistency of this rice is like khichdi.You can also make it dry like pulav for that instead of 6 cups of water use only 4 cups,and cook upto 3 whistles only.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera

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