Oats & Moong Dal Khichdi.

Just back from a short and refreshing trip to Delhi.Delhi can also be called as our food capital…it has so much variety of food to offer a traveler…Momos,Ram ladoos, Chats,Parathas,Tandoori, Mughlai……the list is endless .

So after this gastronomical experience wanted to make something simple but tasty….so tried my hands on this vegetable oats and mung dal khichdi..

It’s almost same as our humble dal rice khichdi,here rice is replaced with oats…and the recipe needs some extra water to get the right consistency .

I love my khichdi’s consistency to be semi solid,if you want you can lessen the quantity of water and make it more like pulav,also tempering can be added.

So here goes the recipe…

Ingredients:

1/2  cup Oats.

1/2 cup Split green gram skinless (bina chilkewali moong dal)

1 cup mixed vegetables cubed(Carrots,Potatoes,Beans,Green peas.)

1 Onion chopped .

1 Medium sized Tomato chopped.

1 tbsp Ginger and Garlic finely chopped.

2 Green chillies finely chopped.

1/4 tsp Haldi powder

1 tsp Red chilli powder.

1 tbsp Ghee.

Salt to taste.

1 tbsp chopper Corriander leaves.

Method:

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a cooker or pressure pan,add chopped ginger and garlic,saute for a minute and add green chillies and onion.once onion turns translucent add chopped tomatoes, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Now add haldi powder and chilli powder, fry for a while, add 2 tbsp of water and let it cook for 2 minutes.

Add chopped vegetables,drained dal and oats,add salt.Mix well and saute for 2 minutes.

Add 4 cups of boiling water,mix well and cook on high for 3 whistles and on low for another 2 whistles.

Open the cooker after the pressure is realised,mash well with back of the spoon.

Remove in a serving bowl.

Sprinkle some red chilli powder and garnish with chopped Corriander leaves.

Remove in a serving plate and serve hot with pickle and papad.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

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