Khichuri

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 1 medium potato cut in quarters
  • 6-7 large pieces of cauliflower florets
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1-2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp oil + 1.5 tbsp ghee

For Tempering

  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

Method –

  1. Wash the rice and soak in water
  2. Dry roast the moong dal, rinse the dal lightly and keep aside
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil + 1.5 tsp ghee
  4. Temper the oil with cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, dry red chilli and cumin seeds
  5. When the spices pop, add the grated ginger
  6. Add the vegetables and the tomato and sauté over medium heat for about 5 minutes
  7. Add the masalas and sauté another 2-3 minutes
  8. Add the roasted moong dal and mix well. Sauté for about 2 minutes
  9. Add the rice and mix well
  10. Add 8 cups of water and salt
  11. Close the pressure cooker lid and cook for 2 whistles
  12. After opening the cooker, check the consistency of the khichuri
  13. Add 1 tsp sugar and a pinch of Garam Masala powder
  14. Then add 1 tbsp ghee, mix well and cover it

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