Sunday, February 6, 2011

Moong Daal Ki Shahi Khichdi

Though my husband is not fond of khichdi, he always prefer my special moong daal ki shahi khichdi. Khichdi is always good for one's health. And one can always make some changes in ingredients according to his/ her taste.

Ingredients :

1. Long grain rice (soaked in water for 30 minutes)-1 cup
2. Moong daal (soaked in water for 30 minutes)- 1/2 cup
3. Cumin seed (jeera)- 1 tbs
4. Mustard seed- 1/2 tbs
5. Coconut (scrapped)- 1 cup
6. Green chilly- 3
7. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
8. Salt to taste
9. Jeera powder- 1 tsp
10. Black pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
11. Ghee- 1 tbs
12. Oil
13. Cardamom (black)- 3
14. Cinnamon (1 inch sticks)- 3
15. Bay leaf- 2 long
16. Cloves- 3
17. Tomato (chopped)- 1 medium
18. Peanuts- 1/2 cup

Procedure :

First heat oil in a pan and fry the peanuts in it. When peanuts will turn brown, remove them and keep on a paper napkin to remove excess oil. Now heat 2 tsp oil in a deep bottom kadhai and add jeera, mustard, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf to it. Cover the kadhai for few minutes. Next add the green chillies (make a long cut in each chilly), salt, turmeric powder, tomato, coconut, peanut, jeera powder and black pepper to it. Mix well. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes and add the daal and rice. Add water and cover the kadhai. Cook on low flame. Occasionally stir the mixture and check whether rice is done or not. If needed add some more water. Adjust salt. When rice is done, remove it from the flame and add ghee to it. Mix well and serve hot.

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