My husband is an hotelier,and his chef makes mouth watering masala khichdi….so yesterday I decided to add veges and masalas to our humble Dal Rice khichdi….which can be made in a jiffy. Let me warn you,in this recipe so much of chopping and tempering is required……one could easily make a Biryani in that time….but trust me the final result is just mouthwatering.
1/2 cup Rice washed and soaked for half an hour.
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.
1tbsp Ginger and Garlic finely chopped.
2 Green chillies finely chopped.
1/4 tsp Haldi powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder.
1 tsp Dhania Jeera powder.
1/2 tsp Garam Masala.
1 tbsp Oil.
Salt to taste.
1 tbsp chopper Corriander leaves.
1 tbsp Ghee
2 Red Chillies (dried)
6 Curry leaves.
1/4 tsp Asafoetida.
Heat 1 tbsp oil 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,chilli powder and dhana jeera powder. Fry for a while, add 2 tbsp of water and let it cook for 2 minutes.
Add chopped vegetables,drained dal and rice,add salt.Mix well.
Add 3 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.
Make a tempering of ghee,jeera,asafoetida,red chilli and curry leaves,add to the cooked khichdi,mix well.
Garnish with chopped Corriander leaves.
Remove in a serving plate and serve hot with pickle and papad.