Moong ki Khicadi

Ingredients

3/4 cup cup chilke wali moong dal (green gram dal)
1 cup rice
1/2 cup peas (Optional)
4 laung (cloves)
7 kali mirch (pepper)
2 tablespoon jaggery
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon haldi
1/2 teaspoon lal mirch
1/2 teaspoon garam masala (Maharastrian garam masala – Optional)
Pinch of hing
2 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste

Process

Wash rice and moong dal together and keep aside for atleast an hour.
Heat oil in a flat pressure cooker.
Add mustard seeds, hing, cloves and pepper.
Fry rice+dal and peas.
Add haldi, mirch and garam masala.
Add salt to taste.
Pour hot water.
Add jaggery.
Pressure cook.
Serve hot!

खिचड़ी के हैं चार यार ।
दही, पापड़, घी, अचार ॥
There are 4 accompaniments of khicadi – dahi(curd), papad, ghee, achar(lemon pickle).

It also goes along well with kadhi.

Tips

  • Add dhania powder if maharastrian garam masala is not available.
  • Consistency of khicadi can be adjusted by pouring more boiling water as per taste.
  • It is light food which is easy to digest.
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